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November 8th, 2011

Leonard G. Porter

November 8, 2011

Leonard G. "Leo" Porter, 75, of Colorado City, formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at the Pavalion at the Big Spring State Park in Big Spring.
Leo was born on February 23, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in North Carolina and came to Big Spring when stationed at Webb Air Force Base. He was an aircraft mechanic for the United States Air Force and later became a pumper in the oilfield, retiring from Tameric Peteroleum.

Jack Walter Mitchell

November 8, 2011

Jack Walter Mitchell, 81, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the Senior Citizens Center.
He was born March 4, 1930 to Sarah and Luther Mitchell in Corbin, Kentucky. He lived in Michigan most of his life where he owned his own roofing and contracting business. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Japan from 1947 to 1950 and in Germany from 1952 until 1954. He moved to Big Spring in March of 2009. He was active at the Senior Citizens Center and was a Baptist.

Harold Brantley

November 8, 2011

Harold Brantley, 89, of Stanton died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in a Crane nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas.
He was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Woodson, Texas, and married Lillian Inez Allen on May 27, 1944 in Holliday, Texas.
Harold served in the United States Army as a sergeant and platoon leader during World War II. He worked as a pipeline welder and had worked on the Alaskan pipeline. He also worked with his brother, Henry Brantley of Monahans, moving oil rigs.

Geraldine 'Geri' Lopez

November 8, 2011

Geraldine “Geri” Lopez, 63, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with a vigil to be held at 7 p.m. Memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

65 years of fiddlin' around

November 8, 2011

For music lovers of the Crossroads — and West Texas, for that matter — one name remains synonymous with traditional country and western music, a fact second-generation musician and entertainer Jody Nix is more than just a little passionate about.
Dubbed one of the “flame keepers” working to keep traditional country and western music alive and well in and around the Lone Star State, Nix will mark 65 years of music for his family Saturday at the legendary Stampede with the group's annual commemorative dance.

Burglary suspect shot by victim

November 8, 2011

A Big Spring man was transported to a Lubbock hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest area early Monday morning after he was allegedly shot while burglarizing a vehicle in the 1300 block of Park, according to law enforcement officials.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said officers went to a home in the 1300 block of Park Street at 5:23 a.m. Monday.

Steers cross country competes at Regional Meet

November 8, 2011

The Steers cross country team represented Big Spring this week at the Regional Meet,with the boys finishing in ninth place overall and the girls crossing the line at 13th place.

Gustavo Lugo led the way for the boys, claiming the fifth spot overall with a time of 16:20.20. Right behind Lugo, in sixth place, was Thomas King. The Big Spring sophomore posted a time of 16:33.70.

Mike Williams finished in 31st place, Nathan Jimenez came in 84th, Mason Ford crossed the line in 94th and Joshua Means ranked in at the 130th spot.

November 7th

Jack Mitchell

November 7, 2011

Jack Mitchell, 81, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Geraldine Lopez

November 7, 2011

Geraldine “Geri” Lopez, 63, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with a vigil to be held at 7 p.m. Memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Antonio Guzman Gonzalez

November 7, 2011

Antonio Guzman Gonzalez, 69, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at his residence. No local services are planned. Interment will take place at the Cemeterio Municipal in Irapuato, Mexico.
Antonio was born June 26, 1942, in San Diego de la Union, Guanajuato, Mexico, and married Maria Guzman on March 18, 1976.
Antonio moved to the United States in 1976 and then to Big Spring in 1986. He worked in both the oilfield and cotton fields of West Texas.

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