Archive - Dec 15, 2012
BIG SPRING â€” The Steers (5-8) put on a thrilling performance Friday in front of a home crowd, going down to the wire in overtime to edge the Stanton Buffaloes (11-2) 44-43.
Big Spring started off strong, scoring 13 unanswered points in the first period, but Stanton's offense started to click during the second quarter and pulled within five points at the half.
STANTON â€” A Lamesa man currently believed to be on the run in Mexico was indicted on a single count of murder Thursday by a Martin County grand jury, one of more than a dozen true bills handed down by the jury.
Jose Americo Garcia, 37, formerly of Lamesa, was indicted on a charge of murder (first-degree felony) for the Aug. 21, 2011, shooting of 32-year-old Anau Rodriguez Villagrana, also of Lamesa.
There were Harleys in place of reindeer, the low-pitched rumble of motorcycles instead of the high-pitched jingle of sleigh bells and with Santa Claus otherwise engaged, Jeremy Klaus donned the famous red suit and became Santa â€śKlaus.â€ť
But make no mistake â€” Christmas came to a dozen Big Spring families Saturday.
For the 21st year, members of the local Cossack Motorcycle Club hopped on their Hogs and spread holiday cheer to needy children and their families as part of their Bikes for Tykes Toy Run.
Gloria Jean Watson, 61, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Eddy Pitchford officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Gloria was born Aug. 9, 1951, in Loraine, Texas, and married Dennis Watson Nov. 10, 1971, in Snyder. She graduated from Snyder High School and moved to Big Spring in 1991 and worked as coordinating supervisor for West Texas Centers. She loved to read and crochet.
Sergio Hernandez Gonzalez, 32, of Forsan died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Sergio was born Oct. 7, 1980, in Mexico, and married Melissa Daniels on March 22, 2008, in Big Spring. He came here at the age of 9 and attended Big Spring schools. He was working for Robinson Drilling as a derrick hand.
Dennis Richardson, 59, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Big Spring. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Gary Plew officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Dennis was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School. He then graduated from TSTI in Sweetwater. He has worked in the oilfield all his life and was a great Dad and "Paw Paw."
Frank â€śPorkyâ€ť Overton, 28, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Derek Looney, pastor of Spring Creek Fellowship, officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Frank was born Feb. 5, 1984, in Big Spring, Texas, to Hassona and Donald Max Overton. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He was a driller for Robinson Drilling at the time of his death.
Opal Dee Anglin, 92, of Odessa died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Parks Methodist Retirement Village in Odessa. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
William King, 92, of Coahoma died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
John J. "Jerry" White, 92 of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.