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December 28th

W.C. 'Curley' Hayes

December 28, 2011

Services for W.C. “Curley” Hayes, 91, of Cleburne will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in the Crosier Pearson Cleburne Chapel with Dr. Tony Torres officiating. Burial will follow in the Keene Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at the funeral home. You may send the family condolences, view obituary and sign guestbook online at www.cpcleburne.com.

Oscar Hilario

December 28, 2011

Oscar Hilario, 53, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

December 27th

Coming soon to a ballot box near you: Brown vs. Torres

December 27, 2011

When the Democratic primary polls open in April, longtime incumbent Howard County Precinct 1 Commissioner Emma Brown will take on challenger Larry Torres for the Democratic nomination to represent the seat on the ballot in November.

Assuming a Republican challenger doesn't file before the primaries, the fate of the seat could be decided in April, as the winner of the election would go unopposed in November.

VA renaming slated Jan. 18

December 27, 2011

VA Medical Center officials have finalized plans to rename the facility after Big Spring's lone Medal of Honor recipient.

The hospital will be officially renamed the George H. O'Brien Jr. VA Medical Center during ceremonies scheduled for Jan. 18, said Iva Jo Hanslik, community relations director for the VAMC.

Legislation to rename the center after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed Congress earlier this year and was signed into law by President Obama in October, and local officials had planned to officially rename the facility on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 27, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JEREMY JOHN MILLER, 34, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 2, was arrested Friday on two warrants from other agencies and a charge of operating motor vehicle with wrong registration.
• JOHN MICHAEL WILKINSON, 26, of 2304 E. FM 700, was arrested Friday on two warrants from other agencies.
• DAVID C. GANDARA, 33, of 805 W. Seventh St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.

Oliver Cofer Jr.

December 27, 2011

Oliver Cofer Jr., 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas. He had resided in Big Spring from 1948 to 2001.

Oliver was born Oct. 7, 1924, to Janie and Oliver Cofer Sr. in Grand Saline, Texas. He graduated from Grand Saline High School in 1942. He studied journalism at North Texas State University in Denton.

Troy Brown

December 27, 2011

Troy Brown, 82, of Hale Center died Dec. 25, 2011, in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hale Center with the Rev. Carrol Green officiating. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Troy was born Jan. 3, 1929, to Bayles and Bevie Brown in Lorraine, Texas. He married Mildred Houchin Aug. 15, 1947, in Ackerly, Texas.

Ronnie Wales

December 27, 2011

Ronnie Wales, 66, of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in a local hospital. Private funeral services will be held at a later date.

Ronnie was born Feb. 3, 1945, in Oklahoma, an American Indian of the Choctaw Nation. He served his country in the United States Army and was a truck driver for most of his life. He married Betty Boykin on Feb. 5, 1983, in Las Vegas, Nev.

In addition to his wife, Ronnie is survived by a step daughter, Valerie Johnson of Benton, La.

December 23rd

A time of good cheer, but also to beware

December 23, 2011

Santa won’t be the only one making a list and checking it twice this season, as local law enforcement officials warn residents to be extra-vigilant against burglars and other criminals looking to cash in on the holiday.

According to officials with the Big Spring Police Department, the number of reports of burglary of a habitation increase during the holiday season, as criminals look to fill their stockings with other people’s gifts.

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