Frank Roberts, 75, of Fairfield and formerly of Big Spring, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at a local hospital. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at the family home.
Amalia â€śMollieâ€ť Larez, 90, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. Vigil Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
J. R. Bennett Jr., 87, of Coahoma, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
On call during the first weekend of December, the officer had gone to pick up a large hawk during the afternoon. After securing the raptor in his truck, he drove back to the shelter. The opportunity to handle such a bird reminded him of his days at the San Antonio zoo and other facilities.
After notifying the game warden, the officer was given our number to call. Since Odessaâ€™s animal control was officially closed, we arranged to meet on Sunday morning.
Area residents who havenâ€™t paid their property taxes have until the end of January to ante up their 2010 tabs or face penalties and interest, according to local tax officials.
Area property owners can avoid the annual last-minute dash to pay their taxes by getting them out of the way early in the month, according to County Tax Assessor Kathy Sayles.
Time is running out for area residents looking to get rid of their mountain of Christmas trash â€” wrapping paper, boxes, bows â€” without a trip to the landfill.
Trash containers set up last week in the parking lots of Coronado Plaza, Big Spring Mall, College Park Shopping Center, Howard County Fair Barn and in the 700 block of N. Gregg Street are set to be removed Wednesday, according to officials with the city of Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GRACIELA LEAL, 39, of 505 S. Aylesford, was arrested Monday on a warrant for of failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ CODY NICOLAS SPOLLINO, 23, of 3910 Parkway, was arrested Monday on warrants for possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less and delivery of marijuana â€“ less than ÂĽ ounce.
â€˘ RODOLFO GONZALES JR., 49, of 1601 Johnson, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 3200 block of Drexel.
Walter Owen Kelly, 87, of Stanton passed away peacefully Dec. 25, 2010, at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Downtown Church of Christ in Stanton with Elmore Johnson, retired pastor, and Deral McWhorter officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. The family will receive friends at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Carl B. Riherd of Robinson passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at his residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Freeto officiating. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.