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November 22nd, 2011

Marvin Earl Burleson

November 22, 2011

Marvin Earl Burleson, 58, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Odessa, Texas.

Marvin was born Dec. 10, 1953, in Big Spring, Texas, and had resided in Burleson, Texas, for more than 20 years prior to living in Odessa.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, E. Wayne and Eleanor Burleson.

J.C. Rich

November 22, 2011

J.C. Rich, 83, of Lenorah died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joel Miller officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas.

Frances Loftis

November 22, 2011

Frances Loftis, 83, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

Rosie Lee Paxton

November 22, 2011

Rosie Lee Paxton, 66, of Clovis, N.M., formerly of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at her home in Clovis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in Clovis, N.M. Burial will follow at Mission Garden of Memories.

Rosie was born Dec. 27, 1944, to Clarence William and Della Mae (Walker) Dickson in Bryan, Texas. She married Herbert Paxton and they came to Clovis in 1997.

Gary Chrane

November 22, 2011

Gary Chrane, 60, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Rosa D. Saldivar

November 22, 2011

Rosa D. Saldivar, 85, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Father vs. Son clash ends with Coahoma win

November 22, 2011

On a misty, foggy night, one of Coahoma's own returned to Bulldog Gym for a bitter-sweet reunion. It was father vs. son as the O'Donnell Eagles came to town, coached by Blake Nichols, son of Coahoma's Coach Kim Nichols.

It was the first time the two men have met as coaches and this time, the Dad got the better of Son, as Coahoma defeated O'Donnell 64-50, spurred on by 34-point night by Tanner Ruiz. The Coahoma junior hit four 3-pointers to lead the Bulldogs to their second win of the young season.
Before the game, Blake Nichols talked about playing his father:

November 21st

Local woman killed in accident

November 21, 2011

A Big Spring woman was killed early Sunday morning when the vehicle she was traveling in was involved in a crash on FM 700 near the entrance to Scenic Mountain Medical Center.
Deborah Ann Lewis, 46, was killed when the 2007 Nissan Maxima she was traveling in hit a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban head-on, according to law enforcement officials, with the accident reported just moments after midnight Sunday.

Police beat

November 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• GUADALUPE HINOJOS, 38, of 707 Magnolia, was arrested Sunday on warrants for terroristic threat of a family/household and criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.
• DERRICK TODD DRAKE, 25, of 1515 Stadium, was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• CINDY CHRANE CASPER, 50, of 2300 Lynn, was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and disorderly conduct – language.

United Way exceeds goal

November 21, 2011

And the numbers are in …
Blitz Day ended the 2012 Big Spring and Howard County United Way campaign Friday afternoon. The campaign, which started Sept. 1, concluded after three months with an expected goal of $275,000 being exceeded. As of Friday afternoon, the total amount collected was $294,000.
“It has been a wild ride, but we made it and ended up exceeding our numbers,” said Wayland Pierce, United Way president. “We have surpassed our goal, ended on a good note and still have monies trickling in.”

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