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November 24th, 2010

Fred Irven Franklin

November 24, 2010

Funeral services for Fred Irven Franklin, 55, of Brownwood will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Liebrum officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at Jenkins Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sibyl N. North

November 24, 2010

Sibyl N. North, 88, of Stanton died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Wini Patterson

November 24, 2010

Wini Patterson of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Craig Holstedt, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

November 23rd

Lillian E. Gray

November 23, 2010

Lillian E. Gray, 95, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa with the Rev. Sharon Wiese officiating and her great-grandson, Joshua Bishop, assisting.

Garry Leon Sikes

November 23, 2010

Garry Leon Sikes, 66, of Florida, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in Florida. No services are planned.

Bird Poop: Gull maimed by hunter

November 23, 2010

Following the dirt road as it wandered through the deer lease was to be surprised by the occasional stock tank and pond hidden by the hilly terrain. By checking these oases, the driver could tell by footprints and scat the critters that had come to water.

As he had looked out over a large reservoir the previous week, he had seen a large flock of seagulls. While some searched the shoreline for insects, others relished floating on the surface

Research: Most cities have initiatives, referendums

November 23, 2010

As city officials continue efforts to bring revisions to the municipality's charter to local voters in May, many area residents may be asking themselves with one very important question: what are initiatives and referendums?

Brought to the Big Spring City Council by newly-elected Mayor Tommy Duncan, the city staff has been asked to research the possible use of term limits, initiatives and referendums in the Crossroads area.

Commissioners OK burn ban

November 23, 2010

Howard County commissioners approved a 90-day burn ban Monday morning as the amount of dry grass and brush — coupled with high winds — threatens to turn the Crossroads area into a tinder box.

The court approved the ban by a unanimous vote after County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan explained the danger posed by reckless burning in the area.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 23, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• LOGAN EARL ROSE, 28, of 1509 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – fighting.
• PHILLIP JON ROSE, 27, of 1614 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – fighting.
• JOHN THOMAS MARTINEZ, 24, of 4203 Wasson Rd., was arrested Monday on charges of assault – family violence and assault by contact.
• ALFONSO VERGARA-HERNANDEZ, 47, of 208 E. 17th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of unlawful restraint.

November 20th

One for the ages: Fumbled snap helps Garden City edge Borden County

November 20, 2010

FORSAN — Once Borden County’s score brought the Coyotes within two of Garden City with 22 seconds left, the Bearkats were thinking overtime.
They didn’t see a fumbled snap on Borden County’s conversion attempt after that score coming.

“When they had a bad snap, I was just ‘Golly, I can’t believe that,’” Garden City head coach Vance Jones said after the 44-42 win. “It was just an awesome game.”

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