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December 9th

Eulalio Rodriguez

December 9, 2010

Eulalio B. Rodriguez, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.

Peggy Creech

December 9, 2010

Peggy Creech, 76, of Stanton died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Stanton with the Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Roger Burch

December 9, 2010

Rodger Burch, 61, of Stanton died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Monte Kries officiating. Family and friends are invited to the fellowship hall afterwards.

December 8th

Should Santa Claus leave a lump of coal in your stocking this Christmas?

December 8, 2010

Charter review committee to recommend term limit election

December 8, 2010

The city of Big Spring's charter review committee may not be able to agree whether term limits, initiatives and referendums are a good idea for the municipality, but the board was unanimously in favor of putting the issue before Crossroads voters during Tuesday night's meeting.

The committee voted unanimously to submit ballot language for term limits for the city council to consider Tuesday, as well as open discussions concerning initiatives and referendums during the same meeting, with a vote on the issue not being taken until the first meeting in January.

Drive-Through Nativity begins Friday

December 8, 2010

For the 24th consecutive year, First Church of the Nazarene will give visitors a step-by-step account of the birth, life and death of Jesus — all from the comfort of their automobiles.

FCN's annual Drive-Through Nativity, which annually draws thousands of visitors from across West Texas, will be held Friday through Sunday at the church, located at 1400 Lancaster.

Event times are from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night. Admission is free, although donations (which go toward future Nativity expenses) will be accepted, said C.J. Ward, church secretary.

Festival of Lights ramps up for 14th edition

December 8, 2010

It's almost time to turn Comanche Trail Park into a Christmas wonderland again.

The 14th annual Festival of Lights, featuring hundreds of lighted attractions ranging from poinsettias to oversized Christmas cards, is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors to this year's run, which starts Dec. 15 at the city park.

The event, which concludes Dec. 31, is free to the public, although donations, which ensure the event's continued operation, will be greatly appreciated, said Howard Stewart, who has helped take over day-to-day oversight of the festival from long-time director Pat Simmons.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 8, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES DAVID KRAMER, 25, of 3911 Rice Rd., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (two counts).
• CASEY LYNN SMITH, 18, of 1603 Cardinal, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, failure to appear (three counts) and failure to use a safety seat system for a child (two counts).

Lee Samuel 'Sam' Burns

December 8, 2010

Lee Samuel "Sam" Burns, 82, of Houston died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in a Houston hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Ackerly with the Rev. Ray McMorris, pastor, and Derrick Looney, pastor of Forsan Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery.

Peggy Creech

December 8, 2010

Peggy Creech, 76, of Stanton died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at her residence. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

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