Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a Big Spring woman early today.
Dora Lewis, no age given, was declared dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center from injuries sustained in the fire, Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said.
Fire and emergency medical service units responded to the 900 block of E. 12th Street at approximately 3:40 a.m. today to find a residence fully engulfed by flames. The fire was brought under control within an hour, but firefighters remained on the scene until shortly after 6 a.m. to guard against flare-ups.
The Big Spring Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place during the early morning hours today at a 7-Eleven convenience store.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, BSPD public information officer, the robbery was reported at approximately 3:09 a.m. at the local convenience store, located at 1801 S. Gregg St.
â€śOfficers were dispatched to the store in reference to a robbery,â€ť Everett said. â€śOfficers were advised by the clerk that a Hispanic female had just robbed the store. She was described as heavy-set, wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket and a toboggan.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: No arrests were reported for the corresponding times.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1000 block of E. 16th Street.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1400 block of Lexington.
In the 1100 block of N. Lamesa.
In the 200 block of W. Third Street.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported:
In the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.
In the 1400 block of S. Benton.
In the 1800 block of N. Highway 87.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1900 block of Wasson Road.
Joann Elaine Castleberry, 66, of Stanton died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Belvue Church of Christ with Bill Welsh officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the funeral home.
She was born Nov. 29, 1945, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Denton Castleberry on Nov. 29, 1979. He preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1987.
Joann was a longtime resident of Martin County. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
Isaac H. LaRue, 74, of Coahoma died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Richard Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the funeral home.
Isaac was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Ardmore, Okla., and married Christene Brooks on Oct. 1, 1955, in Ardmore.
Modesto C. Requejo, 64, of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with Marcos Arizemendi Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Feb. 24, 1947, in Mexico to Paula and Tomas Requejo. He moved to Howard County in 1974 from Mexico. He was a retired welder, having worked at Williams Fabrication. He was a Jehovahâ€™s Witness.
Big Spring senior Cerbi Ritchey was named to the Texas All-State volleyball team this week.
Modesto Requejo, 64, of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
JoAnn Castleberry, 66, of Stanton died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Isaac H. LaRue, 74, of Coahoma died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.