February 17th, 2011
Sandra De La Garza Ramirez, 44, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
ACKERLY — School trustees here will decide whether to call for a May 14 bond election when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the district board room.
Trustees will explore two possible bond options during the meeting. The first would ask voters for $1 million to upgrade the campus' heating and cooling systems, while the second option would be for $2 million, which would pay for the HVAC upgrades, three new buses and a new track surface.
Superintendent Wayne Blount said trustees would discuss both options Thursday.
COLORADO CITY — Frustration continues to mount among friends and family still hoping for the safe return of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, who went missing from her home here Dec. 27.
Dunn has been the focus of a region-wide search since her mother, Billie Dunn, reported her missing to the Colorado City Police Department Dec. 28. Searches of fields and abandoned structures have been conducted in Colorado City, as well as numerous nearby communities, including Dunn, Abilene, Odessa and Big Spring.
Candidate filings have been few and far between in area school trustee races.
Monday was the first day for prospective candidates to file for the May 14 school board elections and few people have thrown their hats into the ring as of yet.
School districts in Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan, Stanton and Ackerly will hold trustee elections this May. Candidates have until March 14 to file their paperwork to get their names on the ballot. Filings can be done at the respective districts' business offices during normal operating hours.
A suspect in the June 5 home invasion in the 600 block of State Street was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery Tuesday, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to more than a half-dozen.
Aaron Joe Guzman, 19, was arrested Tuesday by the HCSO on a Big Spring Police Department warrant for aggravated robbery and a motion to revoke probation for possession of a controlled substance, according to law enforcement officials.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ RUSSELL WAYNE CLAY, 50, of 1205 Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ GARY LEE SMALE JR., 36, of 2504 Kelly, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of violation of a protective order â€“ family violence.
â€¢ RICHARD LEE BEATTY, 26, of 508 Young, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury â€“ family violence.
â€¢ STEVEN ANDREW LOPEZ, 33, of 2412 Alabama, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
Mr. Claud Eldon Jones, age 86, passed away on Feb. 13, 2011, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Kiker-Seale Chapel in Colorado City with the Rev. Joseph Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Weldon Clay Rich, 77, of Abilene, formerly of Big Spring died Feb. 13, 2011. Visitation for family and friends was held Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Elmwood Funeral Home. A celebration of his life was held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Elmwood Memorial Park.
Cory Puga, 19, of Big Spring died Sunday at University Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
James F. Blake, 78, of Midland died Feb. 12, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Fairmont Park Church of Christ with Scott Sheppard officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will received friends Tuesday evening at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.