September 5th, 2012
In just a few days, the Comanche Warrior Triathlon returns to Big Spring.
Triathletes will be swimming, biking and running up and down county roads and through Comanche Trail Park starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.
â€śWe are looking forward to this year and can't wait for all the triathletes to get here,â€ť Debbie Wegman, event coordinator, said.
The competition, in its fifth year, will include a 500-meter swim in Comanche Trail Lake, transition to a 30K bike ride and will conclude with a 5K run.
Local law enforcement officials say they are following up on several leads from the vandalism and theft at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial believed to have taken place Aug. 25, however, no arrests have been made.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, the investigation into the vandalism and theft is ongoing.
â€śWe have several leads we are following up on at this time,â€ť Everett said. â€śThis is an ongoing investigation and I can't really say much more than that.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JEANNETTA RAMEY HERNANDEZ, 44, of 1106 S. Birdwell, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and failure to appear.
â€˘ NOEL FIGURA NOYOLA, 51, of 7351 FM 1205 in Coahoma, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
Shirley Ann Nichols, 54, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Calvary Callender, pastor, officiating.
Shirley was born Oct. 25, 1957, in San Francisco, Calif., to Richard and Ann (Maske) Britz. She moved to Big Spring in 2002 from North Carolina. She was a member at First Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her mother, Ann Britz of Big Spring; sister, Diane Dyer of Big Spring; brother, Albert Britz of Odessa; and nieces and nephews.
Emergency responders with the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene of a rollover accident Saturday night after a tanker truck carrying fuel caught fire on N. Highway 87, eight miles north of Big Spring.
The truck â€” an 18-wheeler tanker believed to be carrying some type of fuel â€” rolled onto its side following a traffic accident in the northbound lane. The driver was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center with unknown injuries.
Hearts and flowers is the theme behind the quilt designed for this year's Howard County Fair.
More than 35 women joined in the effort to construct the king size quilt, for the 10th year.
â€śThere are women who have been with this project since day one, but each year there are new members who join the cause,â€ť Geraldine Posey, quilt participant, said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SONIA RENEE STRAUGHTER, 47, of 1500 Tucson, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ ESPERANZA GARZA, 42, of 601 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.
â€˘ RILEY ERIK WOOD, 20, of 605 Highland, was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct â€“ window peeping.
Charles Ralph Walker, 81, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital after a sudden illness.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating; private interment will be held at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be at Myers and Smith Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
He was born June 13, 1931, in Howard County to Mack Willis and Edna Graham Walker. He graduated from Flower Grove High School in Martin County in 1948.
Pasco Buddy Enfield, 89, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. John McCollough, pastor of Berea Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.
John Thomas Christon "Tommy", 75, of Stanton died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with the Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.
He was born May 31, 1937, in Ewing, Neb., and married Sue Neeley June 9, 1957, in Crane, Texas.