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August 10th, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JIMMY FRANCIS GARRARD, 37, of 303 S.E. Ninth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for assault – family violence.
• DENA GAYE COKER, 54, of 1403 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ISAAC DANIEL CHAVARRIA, 25, of 1504 Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Charletta Parchman

August 10, 2011

A memorial service for Charletta Parchman, formerly of Big Spring, will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Birdwell Lane Church of Christ.

Elsie Nobles

August 10, 2011

Elsie Nobles, 90, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

August 9th

City eyes tax rate cut

August 9, 2011

City Manager Gary Fuqua presented the Big Spring City Council with the proposed 2011-2012 budget during a work session Monday, and much like life in sweltering West Texas has been, it was a good news and bad news fiscal situation.

The proposed budget is based on a 94.95-cent per $100 valuation tax rate, a drop of 5 cents compared to last year's 99.95 cent rate.

School lunch prices increasing

August 9, 2011

Students and parents may like some of the changes Big Spring Independent School District Food Services has in store for the coming year.

But one major change won't make anyone happy.

When students return to classes Aug. 22, they'll notice some changes to the fare they're offered in the cafeterias. Meals will now feature more vegetables, fresh fruits and other additions designed to make the meals both nutritious and appealing.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 9, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
•ANTONIO PARADEZ FLORES, 49, of 1602 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
•ROMERO VILLARREAL, JR., 26, of 1412 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
•MARIO ROBERT OVALLE, 37, of 305 E. 19th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
•THEFT was reported in the 900 block of Runnels Street.

Lady Steers open regular season

August 9, 2011

Fresh off of a weekend filled with scrimmage action, the Lady Steers will be on the road tonight as they head east to take on the Eagles of Abilene High School. The game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start in Abilene, preceded by JV and freshman games.

The Lady Steers take the court this year with an experienced team, having lost only three players to graduation this last summer. Head Coach Lynn Osborne said she was ready to get the girls on the court and see what they could do.

August 8th

Everette Eugene Wise Jr.

August 8, 2011

Everette Eugene Wise Jr., 46, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in a local hospital. No services are planned at this time.
Survivors include one daughter, Samantha Wise of Midland; his mother and step-father, Linda and Kenneth Dearman of Midland; two brothers, Eddie “Rabbit” Wise of Midland and Butch Wise of Dallas; and one sister, Elizabeth Godman of California.
He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Eugene Wise Sr.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Police/Sheriff Blotter

August 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 8 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KRISTINA FELICIDAD HEALY, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. 512, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, of 1503 S. Scurry, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated/second offense.
• JOSHUA WILLIAM LUCERO, 23, of 2104 Johnson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – open container.

Explosion at refinery injures one

August 8, 2011

An Alon USA employee suffered minor burns late Friday night after a gas compressor exploded, according to officials at the Big Spring Refinery.
Vice President of Refining Jim Crosby told local media outlets during the weekend the fire started at the refinery’s hydrocracking unit at approximately 11:50 p.m. Friday.
Crosby said the fire took approximately 40 minutes to extinguish. One employee was burned in the altercation and received first-aid treatment on the scene. The employee was not transported to a hospital, however.

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