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September 26th, 2011

Claudine Karnes

September 26, 2011

Claudine Karnes, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Clyde James 'Jimmy' Bailey Jr.

September 26, 2011

Clyde James “Jimmy” Bailey Jr., 65, of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. No services are planned.
He was born Sept. 24, 1945, in Lamesa to Opal and Clyde Bailey Sr. He grew up in Lamesa and lived most of his life in Albuquerque, N.M., and Hot Springs, Ark. He was a retired car salesman.
He is survived by one sister, Phyllis Smith of Big Spring; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Police Beat

September 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMADOR RIOS, 30, of 4215 Dixon, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ISAAC NATHAN RIOS, 21, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 124, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• FRANK GARZA JR., 61, of 405 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of theft.
• MELINDA GAMBOA, 35, of 1200 Dixie, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

City Council to approve tax rate, budget

September 26, 2011

Big Spring City Council will look to put the finishing touches on its 2011-2012 fiscal plan Tuesday with final reading of its proposed budget and ad valorem tax rate.
The budget — which passed first reading Sept. 13 on a 6-1 vote — includes $1.5 million for a centrifugal sludge collection system for the city's water treatment plant, a project city officials are hoping will help raise the quality of water delivered by the municipality by lowering turbidity levels.

Kernick to serve as community parade grand marshal

September 26, 2011

Leading the Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade this year will be an individual who lives up to the theme — “A Wild West Christmas.”
Grand marshal for the Dec. 3 event will be Howard College Rodeo Coach Greg Kernick.

September 23rd

Melton -Tinkler wedding

September 23, 2011

Kristina Melton, daughter of Tommy and Laurie Melton, of Odessa, exchanged vows with W. E. Tinkler of Midland, son of Walter Tinkler and Mike and Anna McBride on July 23, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Odessa Country Club. A reception followed the ceremony at the country club.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.

Alvarez engagement

September 23, 2011

Jennifer Alvarez of Big Spring and Zachary James of Andrews together with their families, announce their engagement.
Jennifer and Zachary currently reside in Nashville, Tenn. and have planned their wedding for 5 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011 at The Courtyard in Big Spring.

Push to rename medical center zips past House

September 23, 2011

Officials are one step closer in their quest to rename the local VA medical center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.

U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Lubbock), announced Wednesday that his provision in the Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act of 2011 to rename the local VAMC after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly.

The vote, to rename the facility the George H. O'Brien Jr. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was 412-3 in favor of the measure.

Big Spring man receives 12-year sentence in child porn case

September 23, 2011

A 76-year-old Big Spring man indicted in November 2009 for possession of child pornography was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison this week in an Abilene federal court.

Harvey James Pelland — who was convicted in March of two counts of possessing child pornography and five counts of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct — was sentenced to serve 151 months in prison to be followed by 10 years of probation.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 23, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOEY EUGENE MATA, 23, of 1 Courtney Place Apt. 402, was arrested Thursday on a charge of forging/altering prescription.
• BEN TORRES GONZALES, 41, of 1200 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
• JON COLE MCLEOD, 21, of 618 Tulane, was arrested Thursday on warrants for Consumption of alcohol by a minor (two counts).
• JAMEY SCOTT JOHNSON, 48, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct – noise.

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