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February 7th, 2012

Artie Lee Rich

February 7, 2012

Artie Lee Rich, 94, formerly of Cisco, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Big Spring, Texas.

Artie, born Dec. 15, 1917, in Twitty, Texas, was the sixth of 12 children born to Charlie Nelson Wills and Nola Bell (Davis) Wills. She grew up and graduated from high school in Frederick, Okla.

William N. 'Bill' Currie

February 7, 2012

William N. "Bill" Currie, 57, of Big Spring, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

F.C. Wheeler

February 7, 2012

F.C. Wheeler, 92, of Stanton, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

Howard women halt losing streak

February 7, 2012

BORGER — The Howard College women's basketball team apparently decided that enough was enough.

After having lost four Western Junior College Athletic Conference games in a row, then finding themselves in a close battle with Frank Phillips College Monday, the Hawks suddenly found a winning combination, riding the hot hands of Zeslie Johnson and Kali Jerrell to a 65-46 victory over the Lady Plainsmen.

In the nightcap, Shavon Coleman scored 26 points to lead the Howard men to a 68-55 victory over Frank Phillips.

Women's game

Feb. 7 sports calendar

February 7, 2012


Midland High School at Big Spring (scrimmage), 5 p.m.

Girl’s basketball
Snyder at Big Spring, 6 p.m.
Coahoma at Colorado City, 6:30 p.m.
Forsan at Slaton, 6:30 p.m.

Boy’s basketball
Snyder at Big Spring, 7:30 p.m.
Coahoma at Colorado City, 8 p.m.
Forsan at Slaton, 8 p.m.


Ranger College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m.


Howard College vs. Vernon College, 2 p.m., Abilene.

Women’s basketball
Western Texas College at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.

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

February 6th

Teams forming for Relay

February 6, 2012

Just Relay — that’s the theme for Relay For Life 2012.
“This year ACS (American Cancer Society) is encouraging us to go back to the basics and that’s what we are trying to do,” Howard Stewart, team coordinator chairman for Relay 2012, said.

Police beat

February 6, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• FREDDIE WILLIAMS, 38, of 2539 Gunter, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license invalid.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 65, of 1512 Wood St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHAD EVERETT COLEMAN, 29, of 4400 N. Holiday Hill Rd. Apt. 915 in Midland, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• DAWN MICHELLE TUBB, 34, of 511 E. 15th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

February 4th

20 indicted by grand jury

February 4, 2012

A Big Spring man was indicted Thursday by a Howard County grand jury on numerous charges stemming from the Aug. 22 chase and attempted shooting of local man that led to the invasion of a family’s home in the 500 block of State Street.
Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was indicted on charges of deadly conduct (two counts, both enhanced first-degree felonies), unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon (two counts, both enhanced first-degree felonies) and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (first-degree felony, enhanced).

Heritage Museum to share a vintage Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2012

Heritage Museum will be showing its romantic side on Valentine’s Day.
In recognition of Valentine’s Day and the new Vintage Valentine exhibit, which will run through March 3, the museum will host an all-day reception.
“We are showing our romantic side at the Heritage Museum with this vintage exhibit,” Museum Director Nancy Raney said.
Part of the exhibit will show how wedding dresses have changed over the past hundred years. On display will be a wedding dress from 1894 and a dress from 1994.

Atkins birth

February 4, 2012

Tripp Atkins would like to announce the birth of his sister, Colbi Jo Atkins. She was born to Timmy and Brooke Atkins of Big Spring on Jan. 6, 2012. at 10:28 a.m.
She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Paternal grandparents are Tim and Julie Atkins of Coahoma. Maternal grandparents are Linda Smith of Port Aransas and Wesley Smith of Fresno.
Great-grandparents are Addie Smith of Colorado City, Merle and Jimmie Looper of Port Aransas and Patricia Atkins of Breckenridge, Texas.

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