G.W. Martin Jr., 80, of Ackerly died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in a Dallas hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BRITTAIN COLE MOYA, 21, of Santa Fe, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ABEL LOPEZ, 33, of 410 Jill Rd. in Coahoma, was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â€˘ MILTON CRAIG HERRIDGE, 49, of 1700 S. Lancaster Apt. 404, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DIEGO IVAN PORTILLO-GONZALEZ, 23, of Bidgeport, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Robert E. "Dog" Jones Sr., 64, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Eddy Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Robert was born July 15, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Ardelia "Dee Dee" Brown on July 2, 1988, in Big Spring.
Oneta Ruth Franklin Sanderson, 90, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Colorado City after a long and blessed journey. A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Oak Street Baptist Church with interment to follow at the Colorado City Cemetery.
Maurice Duncan, 79 of Robert Lee passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Robert Lee, Texas.
Graveside service were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at McKenzieville Cemetery officiated by Lonnie Bloodworth. Services were under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Maurice was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Coahoma, Texas, to Vernon and Willeen Duncan. He attended schools in Coahoma and San Angelo Jr. College.
Friends and family members who confine themselves to their homes and donâ€™t want to participate in holiday preparations need encouragement from loved ones to involve themselves in the season.
Many people feel sad during the holidays because of recent losses, time and financial stresses, and unrealistic expectations, said Robin Riha, LMSW, Big Spring State Hospital director of Social Work Services.
Howard College and Howard County officials are exploring the possibility of combining the two entities' library facilities under one roof.
College trustees and county commissioners will hear a report on the idea when trustees hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.
College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said the idea hatched a few weeks ago when officials were discussing the best ways to use a $250,000 gift from the Maria Hogue estate to improve the college library.
Local resident Larry Torres has filed to run for the Precinct 1 seat on the Howard County commissioners on the Democratic ticket, with Monday the most recent deadline for political hopefuls to file to run in the upcoming March primaries.
Secret Santas are popping up everywhere.
Local resident Lupe Castro received an early Christmas present Friday afternoon when she was informed her layaway had been taken care of.
â€śIt truly is a blessing,â€ť Castro said. â€śIt is a rare thing to see, but itâ€™s nice to see there are still people out there with caring hearts.â€ť
Wal-Mart Assistant Manager Erica Rodriques said the anonymous donor walked in and expressed the desire to pay for 22 layaways.
Lakeview Headstart, located at 1107 N.W. Seventh, had to shut their doors early Thursday.
Throughout the day, there had been a faint gas odor and for safety concerns Site Director Dominga Shockley decided it was in the best interest to go ahead and send students home for the day until the problem could be found and repaired.
According to Shockley, the problem was fixed by 5 p.m. Thursday. Classes went on as usual Friday, with an early release scheduled for the holiday break.
Classes at Lakeview Headstart will resume Jan. 2, 2012.