November 14th, 2011
COAHOMA â€” Officials with the Big Spring Fire Department and Howard County Volunteer Fire Department are investigating a house fire that claimed the lives of two Coahoma residents during the early morning hours Sunday.
Petra Arguello, 60, and 9-year-old Jacob Arguello were pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green at the scene of the fire, which was reported at 110 S. Main St. in Coahoma, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.
Black cats crossing a path may be bad luck for some, but for Haley Rios it was a sign of good luck.
Blackie â€” known as Haley's cat now â€” wandered into the Rios' home in October of last year and never left.
â€śWe had to nurse him with a bottle because he was so small when he showed up and he had no fur on him,â€ť said Haley's mother, Stephanie Rios.
On Oct. 26, Blackie prevented a possible tragedy. Stephanie went into Haley's room as usual to wake her up for school, but it turned out it wasn't just any ordinary morning.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BYRON TYRON RICHARD, 25, of Colorado City, was arrested Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
â€˘ ALONZO VASQUEZ, 30, of 2632 Langley, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ RAMON VALBUENA, 36, of 618 Caylor, was arrested Sunday on charges of unlawful restraint and assault causing bodily injury â€“ family violence.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 800 block of Johnson.
In the 2500 block of Gunter.
Elidia Rubio Herrera, 65, of Lakeway, Texas, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at The Summit in Lakeway. Vigil services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Elidia was born on Sept. 2, 1946, in Marfa, Texas, to Magdalena and Felix Rubio Sr. She married Jesse Herrera July 4, 1964, in Big Spring and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 2004.
Blair Nicole Schuelke, infant daughter of Clint and Brooke Schuelke of Ackerly, passed from this life to the arms of the heavenly Father on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Scott, Youth Minister at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church of Abilene, officiating, and Corbin Young, regional assistant for the Brownwood district FCA, assisting.
Ronald I. Dallefeld, 72, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rick Cunningham officiating.
He was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., to Donald and Lois Fangel Dallefeld. He married Delma Henley June 2, 1961, in Big Spring, Texas.
Artha Gibbs, 64, of Big Spring died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Pamela Yanez, 56, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, Baylor Medical Center in Fort Worth. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The Lady Steers saw their season come to an end Friday afternoon in Snyder, falling to Andrews in four games in the Regional Semifinals by scores of 11-25, 25-22, 23-25 and 23-25.
Big Spring senior Taylor Seaton was an absolute force on the net, blocking a game-high 18 shots. Seaton also recorded eight kills and six digs. But it wouldn't be enough to stop an Andrews squad bent on a shot at state.
The Coahoma Bulldogs were an extra point away from tying the game with a minute left on the clock. Then, the unthinkable happened. Unable to control the snap,the Bulldogs were forced to attempt a last-second pass into the end zone. It was picked off and returned 100 yards for two-points, ending the Bulldogs' season in the most unthinkable fashion. The 23-20 bi-district loss dropped Coahoma to 6-5 on the season.