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October 22nd, 2011

Julie Christiene Smith

October 22, 2011

Julie Christiene Smith, 43 of Wimberly and San Marcos, Texas area, formally of Big Spring died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at University Medical Center in Austin, Texas after sustaining life threatening injuries.
She was born Feb. 25, 1968, at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas to John C. and Charlotte Smith. She attended schools in Big Spring, Coahoma and San Angelo, Texas.
Julie was preceded in death by her father, John C. Smith in May of 1998.

Emma Lee Chapman

October 22, 2011

Funeral services for Emma Lee Chapman, 86, of Sulphur Springs are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct.24, in Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Perry Johnson and John Odom officiating.
Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Clarance B.T. Hartfield

October 22, 2011

Clarance B.T. Hartfield was born April 25, 1916, to the late Lucy and Robert Hartfield in La Vernia, Texas. He departed this life on Oct. 18, 2011.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

HC teaming with BSISD for higher education

October 22, 2011

Howard College and Big Spring Independent School District officials are in the early planning stages for a program that could dramatically increase the college education possibilities for area high school students.
HC officials will brief college trustees on plans to begin an Early College High School Initiative program when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building Tumbleweed Room.

Battling breast cancer

October 22, 2011

October … Breast Cancer Awareness Month … What more can be said on this subject?
Three brave Big Spring women said a great deal about it this month and they know what they’re talking about because they’ve been there. They are aware that breast cancer is real, it is treatable, it is personal and individual, and it is survivable. As different as their stories are, they agree that early detection is not just important; it is imperative.

Police Beat

October 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ROY GARCIA JR., 21, of 26313 Ent Drive, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license invalid (three counts).
• GUADALUPE ESPERZA GARCIA, 41, of 1212 E. 16th St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• JUDY MARIE LEE, 32, of 400 Hillside, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid — no insurance.
• THEFT was reported in the 2700 block of Cactus Drive.

October 21st

Collegians, state insists: get your shots

October 21, 2011

Immunizations aren’t just for little kids anymore.

Starting in January, most new students at Howard College will be required to be immunized against bacterial meningitis in order to attend classes, officials announced.

The requirement was mandated by the Texas Legislature this year after cases of bacterial meningitis were reported on some college campuses in the state.

For more information, you may subscribe to the Big Spring Herald or purchase an e-edition.

Quail Dobbs to be honored

October 21, 2011

Former rodeo clown Quail Dobbs of Coahoma will be inducted into the Texas Trail of Fame on Saturday in a ceremony at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Quail, now a justice of the peace, is the only JP since Judge Roy Bean to be inducted into the organization.

The Trail was organized in 1997 to recognize people who have contributed to the Western way of life.

For more information, you may subscribe to the Big Spring Herald or purchase an e-edition.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAUNDRA JO GARRARD, 37, of 1502 W. Third St., was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
• SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CALEB BROWNING LYLE, 17, of 701 Settles, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• SHEREDA SHAWNTA MINTZ, 17, of 1301 Lindberg, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

October 20th

Contreras gets probated term for tot’s injuries

October 20, 2011

A Big Spring man found guilty on a charge of injury to a child during a late-September bench trial was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 10 years probation in 118th District Court Wednesday morning.

Joseph Contreras, 21, was found guilty of injury to a child during a Sept. 28 bench trial — a trial where the decision is made by the judge without the benefit of a jury — in connection with injuries sustained by a two-year-old in early December.

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