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Archive - Aug 2012

August 17th

Fallen trooper recalled

August 17, 2012

Troy Hogue, a native son of Big Spring and DPS trooper, may be gone, but he is far from forgotten.

That message became apparent again and again during Thursday morning's ceremony to name the newly constructed law enforcement the Troy M. Hogue Joint Law Enforcement, which will soon house both the Big Spring Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff's Department under one roof.

Ralph A. Halfmann

August 17, 2012

Ralph A. Halfmann, 83, of St. Lawrence died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in a San Angelo hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the St. Lawrence Cemetery.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

He was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Rowena and married Mary Alberta Holder Oct. 5, 1949, in Rowena. She preceded him in death March 2, 2004. Together, they farmed in St. Lawrence for more than 54 years.

Evelyn Maxine Johnson

August 17, 2012

Evelyn Maxine Johnson, 88, of Duncanville, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in a Duncanville nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.

She was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Richland, Navarro County, Texas and married Thomas Duke (TD) Johnson Jr. in 1940 in Big Spring. They were married for 59 years until his death in 2000.

The daughter of Richard Allen and Mattie Clyde Fullen, she grew up in Forsan and Big Spring.

Joe Molina Ledesma

August 17, 2012

Joe Molina Ledesma, 50, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. Prayer services were at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow in Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born July 12, 1962, in Spur, Texas, to Maria and Alfredo Ledesma. He had been a resident of Big Spring for most of his life. He married Gabriella Salmeron. He was a painter by trade and a Catholic.

August 16th

Tax-free weekend upon us

August 16, 2012

If you purchase clothes for your school-aged children this weekend, you won't have to pay state sales tax. But if you want to materials to sew clothes for your children ... well, you're gonna pay.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the dates for this year's Sales Tax Holiday in Texas. State officials anticipate shoppers will save an estimated $64.8 million in state and local sales taxes over the three-day period.

Shoppers can save money on everything from pens, jeans and shoes to backpacks and other items priced under $100.

Funds lacking for Texas roads, Rep. Darby says

August 16, 2012

Big Spring residents found out during the Texas Good Roads conference that within the next year and a half, there will be no new money for Texas roadways.

A tour of Texas brought State Rep. Drew Darby to Big Spring on Wednesday afternoon to address this transportation funding issue.

Since 2001, the federal government has increased its debt by 234 percent as a result of wars and other circumstances, according to Darby. In that same time period, the state government has increased its debt 281 percent. Total numbers of debt have gone from $17 billion in debt to $41 billion.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• WESLEY WADE RAWLS, 22, of 100 N. Cottonwood, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and terroristic threat.
• JOE LUIS RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 604 Holbert, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft.

David Eugene Kukoly

August 16, 2012

David Eugene Kukoly, 71, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Cornerstone Covenant Church with Pastor Michael B. Willard officiating.

He was born May 29, 1941, in Johnstown, Penn. and married Wilma Novak Nov. 23, 1969, in Johnstown, Penn.

Evelyn Maxine Johnson

August 16, 2012

Evelyn Maxine Johnson, 88, of Duncanville, formerly of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in a Duncanville nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.

She was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Richland, Navarro County, Texas and married Thomas Duke (TD) Johnson Jr. in 1940 in Big Spring. They were married for 59 years until his death in 2000.

The daughter of Richard Allen and Mattie Clyde Fullen, she grew up in Forsan and Big Spring.

Coahoma football — to the playoffs 'and then some'

August 16, 2012

The Coahoma Bulldogs have a new attitude this year.

Now in his third year as head football coach, Trey Gardner is not just hoping for a third straight playoff appearance, he wants to move beyond bi-district — which is as far as his squads have gotten thus far.

“What we are building off of this year is what I call 'And then some'.,” Gardner said. “We want to win — win district, then keep playing.”

In 2010, the Bulldogs played, according to Gardner, “Like we were just happy to be there,”.

Coahoma fell to the Spearman Lynx.

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