Archive - May 2011
A different kind of school work is beginning at Big Spring Independent School District.
While students and teachers prepare for summer vacation, construction work on four new elementary campuses is beginning in earnest.
Crews have begun preparing the sites for three of the four new schools in recent days, and the pace of work will only increase in the coming weeks, BSISD officials said.
Memorial Day will mark the 20th anniversary of the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial. The day will be commemorated with an 11 a.m. ceremony at the memorial.
“We need to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives,” Clarance Hartfield Jr., Vietnam Memorial board member said. “We pay tribute to the men and women still serving and we need to not forget those who lost their lives for us.”
Sonny Choate, United States Air Force, will be the keynote speaker and Tim McKinnon, United States Army, will be the guest speaker at the event.
As the country prepares to honor its fallen heroes next week, officials with Trinity Memorial Park are planning a patriotic Memorial Day display and ceremony that features more than 120 full-size U.S. flags and hundreds of smaller flags.
Set for 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, officials with the local memorial park will hold a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have given their lives in defense of America, according to Trinity Memorial Park Facility Manager Phillip Welch.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: The BSPD reported no arrests were made during this period.
â€¢ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1100 block of N. Aylesford.
â€¢ ASSAULT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
â€¢ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 1200 block of Young.
In the 600 block of State.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 70 inmates at the time of this report.
Jean Bassett, 75, of Big Spring died Monday, May 23, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Elwin Collom, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
In honor of Alvin Gluege, a memorial service will be held on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, at 10:45 a.m. at the Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum located at 5740 W. 19th St. in Lubbock. Friends and family of Gluege, a longtime Big Spring resident, are invited to attend the memorial service.
Rickie Ballard, 55, of Big Spring died Monday, May 23, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with Courtney Ballard officiating.
Jeannie Pitts, 55, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.