January 15th, 2011
Officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday that a skull discovered Dec. 20 north of Big Spring is indeed human, as investigators wait for more details from anthropology experts involved in the case.
Sheriff Stan Parker said Friday the skull is human, but more telling details — age, sex, race — will come once anthropologists examine the remains.
Barring some heavy rains in the near future, Colorado River Municipal Water District member cities will have to make do with less water this year.
CRMWD General Manager John Grant confirmed Friday that maximum water deliveries to member cities will be cut by 10 percent effective Feb. 1.
Two of the water district's four main sources of water — Lakes Thomas and Spence — are at critically low levels, leaving Lake Ivie and the Ward County underground water well fields as CRMWD's only dependable sources of water, Grant said.
COLORADO CITY — The search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn expanded Friday to include a landfill in Abilene.
According to reports by television news station KTXS, search personnel were spotted through the news outlet's tower camera, located in the northern part of Abilene.
Colorado City Manager Pete Kampfer confirmed that investigators — utilizing cadaver dogs provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice — were searching the facility.
Cadaver dogs are canines that have been trained to detect human bodies or remains.
More than 40 years after his untimely death, area residents will once again remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday evening when they take to the street bearing the civil rights leader's name for the annual march.
And while the day — recognized as a national holiday — will mean time off for many area employees and employers, march coordinators are encouraging area residents to make it a day on, not a day off.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. and walkers will head west on Martin Luther King Boulevard to FM 700, where the group will hold a prayer.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€˘ RANDALL SCOTT MARTIN, 31, Amarillo, was arrested on a charge of driving while license invalid/no insurance.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 600 block of Elgin and the 2000 block of Goliad.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1000 block of N. Main.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 1700 block of Gregg.
Myrl Bryans Fitzhugh, 92, passed from this earthly life into the loving arms of her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. She completed a battle with cancer in a peaceful manner on Jan. 14, 2011. A memorial service to celebrate Myrlâ€™s life will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, Big Spring. Following the service, the family will greet friends at the church. Burial will be private.
Buddy Ray Perry was born March 1, 1947 in Palestine, Texas, to J.J. and Eula Perry. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m.â€“4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Johnsonâ€™s Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Bob Budewig and the Rev. Randall Wehmeyer officiating.
Mary â€śNeniâ€ť Doporto, 70, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at her residence. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Eschol Graham, age 88, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the VA in Dublin. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at Lovely Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Hardy-Towns Funeral Home.
Roberto Sotelo, age 66, of Lubbock a former Big Spring resident, died on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at his home in Lubbock, following an illness. Funeral services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.npwwelch.com