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March 3rd, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PETER MARQUEZ LARA, 40, of 1104 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• LETICIA KAY CANTU, 35, of 904 Rosemont, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for hindering officers discharging official duties and driving without a safety belt.

Eufracio Trejo Mata

March 3, 2011

Eufracio Trejo Mata, 88, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Midland. Prayer service was held Wednesday evening at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Terry Lee Petersen

March 3, 2011

A celebration of life gathering will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 1606 East College St. in Roswell, N.M., for former Big Spring resident Terry Lee Petersen, 57, who passed away Feb. 28, 2011, at his home.

Corliss Brehm

March 3, 2011

Corliss Brehm, 59, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Carmen Ramirez

March 3, 2011

Carmen Ramirez, 62, of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Delores Duncan

March 3, 2011

Delores Duncan, 60, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Odessa. Services are pending with Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

March 2nd

Adams named MVP of District 5-3A

March 2, 2011

Big Spring standout guard Luke Adams has been named District 5-3A's Most Valuable Player.

Adams' honor is the biggest for Big Spring as 5-3A's all-district boys' basketball selections were announced today.

Including Adams, the Steers had six players receive honors. Sophomore big man Chazzell Robinson was named Newcomer of the Year. Senior guard Tristian Clay made first team all-district, Mike Menefield and Marc Segundo made the second team and Devante Lloyd earned an honorable mention selection.

Are you prepared for fire?

March 2, 2011

Would you know what to do if a wildfire was bearing down on your home, forcing you and your family to evacuate?

The recent rash of wildfires in and around the Howard County area has many local residents asking that very question, as dry conditions and high winds aren't likely to go away anytime soon.

Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said the vital strategy area residents can take to protect themselves and their families during an evacuation is to prepare ahead of time.

Fire threatens festival lights

March 2, 2011

Fifteen years almost went up in smoke this week. T

he warehouse containing lights, displays and other items used in the annual Comanche Trail Festival of Lights was in the path of flames during Sunday's west side fire. Because of firefighters' quick response, the warehouse did not receive any damage, but light displays outside were burned.

“Thank the Lord and the firefighters that more damage wasn't done,” Pat Simmons, founder of the Festival of Lights, said Tuesday. “The damage could have been a lot worse.”

Homebound vets get some help

March 2, 2011

If patients can't get to the clinic, then the clinic will go to the patients.

That's the reasoning behind the VA Medical Center's Home Based Primary Care Program, which is designed to provide clinical medical services to home-bound veterans.

The program, which began locally last April, currently serves 39 veterans living within a 60-mile radius of the Big Spring VA Medical Center.

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