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March 23rd, 2012

Police/Sheriff

March 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES DAIL RIERSON, 53, of 3302 W. Front St. in Midland, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LEONA JEAN RADASA, 30, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication and failure to identify.
• CALEB LEE HALLFORD, 18, of 10 Kenley Lane, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia.

Donna N. Smith

March 23, 2012

Donna N. Smith, 86, of Midland passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She was born in Duchesne, Utah, on March 27, 1925, to Alonzo C. and Fern (Gordon) Fitzwater. Donna had a passion for flowers and was a longtime member of the Green Thumb Garden Club.

Jerelene Bell

March 23, 2012

Jerelene Bell, 89, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Parkview Nursing Home.

Jerelene was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Pittsburg, Texas, to Augusta Turner and Arthur Bell. She lived for a short time in Levelland before moving to Big Spring to be close to her brother. She was loved by many and loved playing Pitty Pat card game, collecting dolls and stuffed animals. She loved living life to the fullest and enjoyed many visitors. Jerelene was a feisty woman of small stature but she loved cats and staying active in her youth.

Eunice Fay Durkee

March 23, 2012

Eunice Fay Durkee passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at her home in New Boston, Texas. She was 68.

Eunice was born Sept. 10, 1943, in Big Spring, Texas, to Floyd and May Jones. She graduated high school in Ackerly, Texas, and attended college in New York state. She worked in the Howard County Courthouse as a stenographer for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and May Jones; a sister, Wanda Minex; and two brothers, Jimmy Jones and Gene Jones.

Patsy Evans

March 23, 2012

Patsy Evans, 82, of Big Spring died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Hospice Unit of Midland Memorial. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday March 23, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Billy Bates officiating.

She was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Oilton, Okla., to Mabel and Maynard Mize. She married Milton C. Evans on July 5, 1953, in Caldwell, Kan. He preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1991.

Gomez signs letter of intent

March 23, 2012

When life as an athlete throws you a curveball, you have two options: take the strike, or hit it out of the park.

The latter tactic was chosen by Mai Gomez, a former Big Spring High School softball and volleyball player who suffered a series of ankle injuries which put her sports career on the sidelines, but opened up a new, potential career.

Gomez, a senior this year at BSHS, signed her letter of intent Thursday to attend Howard College on a full scholarship, majoring in what she knows best — sports medicine.

Jonnie Gunnels

March 23, 2012

Jonnie Gunnels, 87, of Big Spring died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Deborah A. Puente

March 23, 2012

Deborah A. Puente, 37, of Big Spring died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Roberts to rep Big Spring at state

March 23, 2012

Powerlifting is not for the faint of heart.

Just ask Sawyer Roberts, Big Spring High School's qualifier for the state championship meet, which will begin Saturday at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene. Weigh-ins begin today.

Roberts, a senior, will compete in the super heavyweight class, and will try to set a new personal record — 650 pounds — in his best event, the dead lift.

March 22nd

Officials awaiting forensic results on remains

March 22, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say an FBI evidence recovery team has wrapped up its part in the investigation of human remains discovered Tuesday and now it's a matter of waiting.

“That's basically the end of their involvement in the case,” Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, said. “They come in, process the scene and then leave. Now the evidence has been sent to the medical examiner's office in Tarrant County and is in the hands of the pathologists.”

Unfortunately, there's no way to know how long it will take to receive results, Everett said.

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