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October 20th, 2011

Steers' final home game Friday

October 20, 2011

The 0-8 Big Spring Steers will be back in action Friday night, playing host to a well-rested Abilene Wylie football team. The Bulldogs had a bye this last week, after defeating Sweetwater 20-15 in their last game Oct. 7. Meanwhile, the Steers are coming off of a 28-6 loss in Sweetwater.

Last week offered a possible glimpse into the future of the Steers, with sophomore Devin Roberson playing almost the entire first half at quarterback.

October 19th

MacKenzie, DePauw join BSEDC board

October 19, 2011

New faces have been added to the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.

Jim DePauw and Scott MacKenzie were accepted as new members to the BSEDC board during Tuesday evening’s meeting.

The two will be replacing outgoing members Larry McLellan and Glenn Fillingim, secretary/treasurer of the BSEDC. McLellan has served on the board for six years and Fillingim served from 2007 until this year and previously served from 1992 to 1995.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROY JOHNSON, 68, of 707 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• KRYSTAL MARIE SERVANTES, 23, of 1409 Bluebird, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belts required, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to appear and two warrants from another agency.
• JASON HARVEY BEDFORD, 27, of 2513 Dow, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 400 block of Dallas.

Drug charges dominate grand jury indictments

October 19, 2011

A Howard County grand jury handed down more than two-dozen indictments during its Friday session in 118th District Court, many for alleged drug violations.

Among those indicted were:

• Pedro Rosendo Aguilar, 50, of 312 N.E. 10th St., possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony, enhanced).
• Tony Bernard Anderson, 22, currently being held in the Howard County Jail, forgery (state jail felony).
• Ashley Dawn Walters, 22, currently being held in the Howard County Jail, forgery (state jail felony).

Greg Walker

October 19, 2011

Greg Walker, 56, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in a Lubbock hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

October 18th

Accentuate the positive: Tell Chamber what's good about Howard County

October 18, 2011

Howard County residents are asked to focus on the positive, but that’s not all.

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce not only wants residents to find positive things around the county, but to put them down on paper and submit them.

“There are positive things about Howard County and all those positive things are for the betterment of the communities,” Debbye ValVerde, executive director of the chamber, said.

Tax bill coming your way

October 18, 2011

Officials with the Howard County Tax Collector’s Office say 2011 property tax bills have been mailed out and area residents can expect to receive them in the next few days — if they haven’t already.

County Tax Collector Kathy Sayles said her office is currently contracting with a company that stuffs the envelopes and mails out the statements for the Tax Collector’s Office.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MANUEL SOSA, 18, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 41, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• MELVIN KEITH BROWNFIELD, 68, of 2107 Morrison Dr., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• XAVIAN FELIX YOUNG, 21, of 600 N.W. Eighth St., was arrested Monday on warrants for driving without safety belt secured and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Jacob and Geraldine Brown

October 18, 2011

RICHLAND HILLS — Jacob Brown Jr. passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. His wife, Geraldine Brown, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.

Jacob Eddie Brown Jr. was born April 19, 1918, in Big Spring to Jacob Eddie Brown Sr. and Mary Elizabeth O'Daniel Brown. J.E. graduated from Coahoma High School in Coahoma in 1938 and married Geraldine Musgrove on Oct. 25, 1938.

Geraldine Musgrove was born Aug. 10, 1920, to Oscar E. Musgrove and Zuella Caroline Thomason. Geraldine graduated from Coahoma High School in Coahoma in 1938.

Clarence Hartfield Sr.

October 18, 2011

Clarence Hartfield, 94, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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