Archive - May 2011
Tina Mata fixes the gown of her daughter, Abigail Fierro, before Big Spring High Schoolâ€™s graduation ceremonies at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Friday night.
Cub Scout Justin Raymond takes part in the placing of the flags at Trinity Memorial Cemetery Saturday morning. Every year the scouts get together and recognize veterans who gave their lives by placing flags on their gravesite for Memorial Day. Two local ceremonies are planned for Monday to commemorate those who gave their lives in service to our country. At 11 a.m., the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial will mark its 20th anniversary with a program feturing guest speakers Sonny Choate and Tim McKinnon. Trinity Memorial Parkâ€™s annual Memorial Day observance is scheduled for 2 p.m.
A couple of Big Spring natives reunited in a special way recently, and â€” thanks to reality television â€” the whole nation can share the moment.
U.S. Army Sgt. Garrett Huitt, his wife April and their children Aaric and Kendall will be featured in the TLC broadcast of â€śSurprise Homecomingâ€ť Monday night at 9 p.m. Central Time.
The series, which is hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus, features surprise military homecomings. The hour-long show features three such â€śreunions,â€ť including the Huwitt family homecoming that took place March 15.
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.