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February 16th, 2012

William A. 'Bill' Bonner Jr.

February 16, 2012

William A. “Bill” Bonner Jr., 68, of Austin, formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Big Spring. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park with Chaplain Cherise Felty officiating.

Marie Lopez

February 16, 2012

Marie Lopez, 65, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Vigil services will be 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

She was born May 15, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Felipe Lopez on Aug. 4, 1965, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1993.

The CGA at 40: Still swinging

February 16, 2012

Five guys with a love for golf and the desire to help the community ended up creating a legacy that’s still making waves 40 years later.

Jimmy Marin, Gilbert Reyna, Nativade Nunez, Charlie Gonazles and Albert Gonzales all had a love for golf and the desire to help the community. Marin, the last one left of the Fab Five, is enjoying watching a legacy leave its mark.

Marin started playing golf in 1966 and a little more than 10 years later, he was part of something that would end up being bigger than he or any of the others could imagine — the Big Spring Chicano Golf Association.

Howard College to honor former baseball standout

February 16, 2012

Former Howard College baseball star Tyler Collins will be recognized during halftime ceremonies at the men's basketball game v.s Midland College tonight.

Collins, an outfielder for the 2010-2011 HC baseball team, will be on hand to officially receive his 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Baseball Player of the Year award.

Feb. 16 sports calendar

February 16, 2012

TODAY
Women’s basketball
Midland College at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.

Men’s basketball
Midland College at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.

FRIDAY

Golf
Big Spring boys at Plainview tournament.
Big Spring girls at Snyder tournament.

Baseball
McLennan College at Howard College, 2 p.m.
Amarillo Caprock at Big Spring (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Forsan at Rawls (scrimmage), 6 p.m.

Softball
Big Spring at Andrews, 6:30 p.m.
Coahoma at Midland tournament, TBA.
Forsan at San Angelo tournament, TBA.
Howard College at Midland Classic, TBA.

Girl’s basketball

February 15th

Yeats under scrutiny: Judge denies misusing funds

February 15, 2012

118th District Court Judge Tim Yeats said this morning there is no merit to allegations he misused campaign funds during his 2010 election run.

“A complaint has been filed against me with the Texas Ethics Commission by an individual from East Texas,” Yeats said in a press release this morning. “I deny the allegations made in that complaint. I am in the process of responding to the Ethics Commission concerning the matter. I am comfortable that I have done nothing wrong and the Ethics Commission will find no violations of campaign finance laws once this matter is fully reviewed.”

BSHS students listed among the nation’s best

February 15, 2012

Two elite seniors are gracing the halls of Big Spring High School.

Shermila Kher — who was named a National Merit Scholar finalist — and Lacy McMurtrey — National Merit Scholar commended performer — have been named among the top 50,000 students in the nation.

National Merit Scholars are determined by the scores of the PSATs taken during the junior year of high school.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 15, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LARRY WILSON STEIGER JR., 28, of 100 E. Shangri-La Dr. in Azle, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• DANIEL WAYNE PAYTON, 33, of Greenville, Ohio, was arrested Wednesday on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct – language.

J. Oakey Hagood

February 15, 2012

WHITESBORO — Funeral services for J. Oakey Hagood, 76, will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Whitesboro, Texas, with the Rev. Ken Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Sandusky, Texas. All services arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, 2012, from 6-8 p.m.

He passed away Feb. 12, 2012, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital — WNJ in Sherman, Texas.

Dolores Valdespino Chavez

February 15, 2012

Dolores Valdespino Chavez, 94, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Co-Pastor Antonio Ibarra, of the Kingdom Hall for Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

The family will begin receiving friends at 1 p.m, Thursday until the time of service.

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