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September 15th, 2011

Diez y seis festival starts Friday

September 15, 2011

Downtown Big Spring Heart of the City Park will turn into a fiesta Friday night and Saturday. ALSA, a local community club, is bringing live music, food vendors and other vendors together for a community celebration of diez y seis de Septembre (Sept. 16) —Mexican independence day.

“This is just one more way we can serve the community and provide a community and family oriented event,” said Jaime De los Santos, ALSA vice president.

Forsan gears up for annual homecoming

September 15, 2011

FORSAN — Calling all Buffaloes.

Current and former Forsan High School students are expected to gather this weekend when the school holds its annual homecoming activities.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD PHILLIP CASILLAS III, 36, of 2706 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of illegal smoking material.
• JAMES ODELL PERRY, 45, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 249, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of illegal smoking material and a warrant from another agency.

Marcia Ruggles

September 15, 2011

Marcia Ruggles, 88, of Big Spring went to her eternal home in Heaven to sit at the foot of Jesus on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.

Verlene Atkinson

September 15, 2011

Verlene Atkinson, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Robert Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Steers on road again

September 15, 2011

This week, the Big Spring Steers will make the trip west to face the Monahans Loboes. Coach Phillip Ritchey's scrappy bunch will be looking for their first win of the year against a historically strong squad.

September 14th

Council OKs budget

September 14, 2011

The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of the proposed 2011-2012 budget Tuesday night on a 6-1 vote, as the municipality looks to finalize its fiscal plan for the coming year.

District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez cast the lone vote against the proposed budget, while District 2 Councilman Manuel Ramirez Jr., District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan, Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 4 Councilwoman Gloria McDonald, District 5 Councilman Craig Olson and District 6 Councilman Terry Hansen all gave the financial plan their approval.

Symphony set to trumpet new season

September 14, 2011

For 30 years, Big Spring Symphony Orchestra has been bringing something special to Big Spring and this year is no different.

Dr. Keith Graumann, third and current conductor of the symphony, will be celebrating his 10th year and the symphony itself will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The season will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday with a Latin celebration at First Baptist Church, located at 705 W. FM 700.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PRISMA JESSICA VIERA, 25, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 407, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child with intent to return.
• AARON COMPTON, 21, of Garden City, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• MARCUS LAMON COLE, 24, of 1102 S. Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.

Mildred Murphy

September 14, 2011

Mildred Murphy, 96, of Big Spring passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Herb McPherson and Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

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