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May 10th, 2011

Mary Lou Chenault

May 10, 2011

Mary Lou Chenault of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring, departed this life Monday, May 9, 2011, at the age of 84.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Combest Family Funeral Homes. Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

Please celebrate the life of Mary Lou by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Police Beat

May 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• DANIEL RAYMOND LUTZ, 37, of Sarasota, Fla., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KIMBERLY NICOLE RIOS, 24, of 1606 Bluebird, was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
• CHRISTOPHER RYAN COLEGROVE, 19, of 3209 Oasis Rd., was arrested Monday on warrants for theft, failure to appear and no safety belt.
• DANIEL MONTEZ VIERA SR., 23, of 1907 S. Main St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal mischief.

NMJC outlasts Howard College in Region V Tourney

May 10, 2011

LUBBOCK - Howard College was defeated 5-1 Monday by New Mexico Junior College in the Region V Baseball Tournament. The Hawks were to play Midland at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the double-elimination tournament being held at Dan Law Field in Lubbock.

Fire destroys buildings, 2,300 acres

May 10, 2011

Firefighters with the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department and Big Spring Fire Department spent much of Monday battling a blaze in the southeast portion of the county that destroyed at least 2,300 acres and several structures.

Firefighters responded to the Tubbs Addition — located approximately a mile south of Big Spring on U.S. Highway 87 — around 1 p.m. after a wildfire was reported in the area.

More corporate campaign contributions revealed

May 10, 2011

Two corporations which a year ago allegedly gave mayor candidate Tommy Duncan campaign contributions — a violation of the Election Code — have also made donations to two individuals currently seeking seats on the Big Spring City Council, the Herald has learned.

Marcus Fernandez, a candidate for District 1 in Saturday's city elections, and James Glen Carrigan, who is running for the District 3 seat, filed campaign finance reports with the city of Big Spring indicating they have accepted donations from Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics.

West Texas Centers sets community events

May 10, 2011

May is Mental Health Month, and West Texas Centers is raising awareness of mental illness by hosting a number of community-based events.

Mental Health Month was created more than 50 years ago by Mental Health America to emphasize the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health.

West Texas Centers hosts several events throughout the year calling attention to the importance of recognizing and treating mental illness but puts a special emphasis on the month of May in conjunction with Mental Health Month.

May 9th

Kenneth Howell

May 9, 2011

Kenneth Howell, 74, of Big Spring died Monday, May 9, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

December 'Dee' Taylor

May 9, 2011

December “Dee” Taylor, 44, of Coahoma died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. A memorial service and gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Kenny Scott officiating.

Patsy Grigg

May 9, 2011

Patsy Grigg, 72, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

Leo Franklin Bairrington

May 9, 2011

Leo Franklin Bairrington, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, at the age of 72.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at the O’Donnell Cemetery.
Please celebrate the life of Leo by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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