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January 20th, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• GEOVANNI MIRANDA ORNALAS, 20, of 1206 Mesquite, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• ROBERT RIVERA, 39, of 2538 Langley St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants from another agency (two counts), possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and speeding.
• STEVAN VALENCIA, 51, of 107 N.E. Eighth St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.

James Richard Doggett

January 20, 2011

James Richard Doggett left his uncooperative earthly body behind and went to join many beloved family members and friends in Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Downtown Church of Christ with Van Pendergrass officiating and Kendall Tomlinson assisting. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Howard men face Midland with 5 players, No. 6 Lady Chaps on tap for Howard women

January 20, 2011

Howard men
The 2010-2011 season for Howard College men’s basketball continues to be one of the more unusual ones.

The No. 8 Hawks have lost seven players to suspensions this season, whittling the roster down to five players heading into one of the biggest games of the year. No. 15 Midland College visits at 7:45 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

“I cannot remember a more challenging season than what we’ve had here,” head coach Mark Adams said. “We keep thinking surely, it’s going to start getting better.”

James Edward Brooks

January 20, 2011

James Edward Brooks died Jan. 18, 2011, in Austin. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mildred 'Millie' Sevey

January 20, 2011

Mildred “Millie” Sevey, 84, of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Midland. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joel Miller and Pastor Johnnie Sevey officiating. Burial will be at Gail Cemetery in Gail.

Alvin Gluege

January 20, 2011

Alvin Gluege, 83, of Big Spring died in Lubbock on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. His remains were graciously accepted by Texas Tech University School of Medicine. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association.

Mary Alice Anderson

January 20, 2011

Mary Alice Anderson, 85, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

January 19th

Odessa College targeted for closure under state budget plan

January 19, 2011

Howard College's president expressed shock and concern over preliminary state plans to suspend funding for four community colleges in Texas.

Four Texas two-year colleges — including Odessa College — would be closed to save $39 million in the next two-year state budget under a preliminary spending plan released Tuesday by House lawmakers.

Bible class prognosis uncertain

January 19, 2011

Despite comments to the contrary from members of the Howard County Bible Board — the organization responsible for funding the Bible class at Big Spring High School — school district officials say the program has not been shut down.

Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar said Tuesday the program, which teaches Bible studies as an elective, has not been shut down.

“We still have the course,” Saldivar said. “No changes have been made. Claims we have done away with the Bible class are not correct.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RAYMON RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ, 20, of 805 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for expired license plate (seven counts), expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (three counts), bail jumping – failure to appear (five counts), failure to control speed, no driver's license – when unlicensed and speeding.
• STEVEN MAGANA, 32, of 1401 Mesquite, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

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