October 6th, 2012
Joe Vera, 55, of Big Spring died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Albuquerque, N.M. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Olive Memorial Park, with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating.
He was born April 27, 1957 in Sinton, Texas to Juanita (Flores) and Jose Vera. He had lived in Big Spring for most of his life. He moved to Albuquerque, N.M., 11 years ago. He was a plumber for most of his life. He enjoyed carpentry and cars.
Alfred Franks, 81, of Stanton died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. David Harp officiating.
Alfred was born July 2, 1931, in Midland, Texas, and married Margaret Flanagan March 7, 1953, in Stanton.
A longtime resident of Stanton, Alfred worked as a troubleshooter for Texas Electric for 15 years, as a heavy equipment operator for Martin County for five years and had farmed for 55-plus years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Stanton.
A former Big Spring radio personality is expected to plead guilty to a charge of online solicitation of a minor in 118th District Court Friday morning, during a bench trial scheduled before District Judge Timothy Yeats.
Kyle Wade Guthrie, 27, formerly of 408 Hillside Dr., was indicted in early June on a charge of online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony.
The provost position at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf will remain vacant, at least for the near future.
Mary Karol Matchett, who was selected by Howard College trustees to replace SWCID Provost Dr. Mark Myers in August, has informed college officials that, because of requirements that must be met for lifetime benefits in her current position at the Rochester Institute of Technology's National Institute for the Deaf, she will not be able to relocate to Texas until May 2014 at the earliest.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ OLIVIA ROSA RODRIGUEZ, 21, of 2609 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on five warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ LYDIA MARIE HERNANDEZ, 18, of 1519 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for in park after dark (two counts).
â€˘ SERGIO DAVID ALVAREZ, 24, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 4, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ STEPHEN CORY WATERS, 30, of 2200 FM 820 in Coahoma, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
Ellis Wayne Britton, 74, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at his home in Burnet, Texas, on Oct. 2, 2012.
Ellis was born Dec. 18, 1937, in Loraine, Texas, to Hoyt Britton and Rachel Price Britton. Ellis graduated from high school in Stanton, Texas. He married Janelle Jones in Stanton on June 28, 1958.
Ellis was preceded in death by his parents and his adored grandson, Jaison Dane Braulick.
Joe â€śLouisâ€ť Munoz, 56, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Craig Wascom officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Joe was born March 24, 1956, in Big Spring, Texas, to Ramona and Jimmy Munoz. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He had worked at Webb Air Force Base, Gibsonâ€™s, Settles Hotel and Hermanâ€™s Restaurant.
Jeremy Acuff, 36, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Arthur Dee Nanny, 53, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Lubbock, Texas. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.