Archive - Dec 2011
Denver Leeon Pettitt, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham and Doyle Maynard officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at the funeral home.
Leeon was born May 3, 1934, in Hermleigh, Texas, and married Patsy Gotcher on Nov. 29, 1957, in Big Spring, Texas. She preceded him in death April 25, 1998. He then married Donna Hunter on Nov. 20, 1998.
Leah Risetter Cooper, 90, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Marcy House. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Alive in Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. Carroll Kohl officiating.
She was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Concord, Iowa to Clara and C.M. Pearson. She married Alan Risetter on Dec. 2, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1970.
They moved to Big Spring in 1963 from Marshal Town, Iowa. She later married Claude Cooper in 1988 and he preceded her in death in 2001. She owned and operated the Desert Sands Motel and Restaurant. She later cooked at Brass Nail.
Don W. Williams, 67, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. David Robertson and the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at the funeral home.
He was born January 15, 1944, in Loraine, Texas, and married Elizabeth Pickett on March 11, 1967, in Stanton, Texas.
A search warrant executed in the 1600 block of Lark Street late Tuesday afternoon yielded two arrests and a substantial amount of narcotics, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.
Gabriel Aguilar, 34, of 1612 Lark, was arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance â€“ more than 400 grams. Also arrested was Jesse Deleon, 43, of Big Spring, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
For those currently hoping the city of Big Spring might be sitting atop a hidden, plentiful aquifer of ground water, much like an oasis amid drought-stricken West Texas, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Engineer Butch Davis laid those hopes to rest during Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting of the city council.
Davis, working under contract with the city to develop a emergency water supply plan, said the Crossroads area â€” much like the rest of the Permian Basin â€” is just as parched and dry underground as it is above.
While the fact officials with the city of Big Spring are eyeing an $11 million overhaul of municipal water and waste water facilities may not come as a surprise to area residents, how Mayor Tommy Duncan currently proposes the city pay for those improvements just might.
Ready â€¦ set â€¦ light.
The Festival of Lights will light up Comanche Trail Park starting Thursday.
The annual trail of lights will be illuminated in the park each night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until Dec. 31. Last year, more than 20,000 people came from 38 states and 14 countries to view the lights.
â€śI am hoping to have 25,000 people come through this year,â€ť said Pat Simmons, Festival of Lights founder.
The Forsan Buffaloes pulled off an exciting fourth-quarter comeback Tuesday night against Garden City. Down 37-36heading into the final frame, the Buffaloes became unstoppable, draining buckets from all over the court and scoring 21 points in the period to take a 57-52 victory.
After jumping out to an early16-8 lead after the first period, Forsan found themselves in a real fight, as Garden City rebounded in the second and third quarters, outscoring the Buffaloes 16-12 and 13-8, respectively.
The Lady Steers of Big Spring made quick work of Monahans Tuesday night, grabbing a decisive 67-35 win on Monahans' home court.
Ambra Hill got back to the form Lady Steers fans saw early in the season, scoring a game-high 17 points for Big Spring. Though the game went a full four quarters, it was pretty much decided after the first frame, as Big Spring exploded out to a 17-4 lead. Then, seemingly to make sure their point was taken, the Lady Steers lit up the scoreboard for 25 points in the second, while holding Monahans to seven.
rea residents looking to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays this year will have to do so without the help of “rockets' red glare,” as Howard County commissioners approved a ban on rockets and other finned fireworks Monday.
Commissioners voted unanimously — with Precinct 2 Commissioner Donnie Baker making the motion, which received a second from Precinct 4 Commissioner John Cline — in favor of the ban in hopes of staving off what County Judge Mark Barr said has become an unfortunate tradition in the county.