Archive - Dec 17, 2013
Construction at the Howard College San Angelo site is heading skyward.
â€śAfter weeks of watching all of this horizontal activity behind the (West Texas) Training Center â€“ clearing of land, the building of pads â€” we have finally seen some vertical action,â€ť John Parsons, campus dean of facilities of the West Texas Training Center reported to Howard College trustees Monday.
Following a generous donation from the employees of Al's Barbecue, the manager of Wal-Mart decided to do the same and matched Al's donation with the proceeds going to the annual Big Sprng Area Chamber of Commerce Toy Drive, much to the delight of Executive Director Debbye Valverde.
â€śWe didn't get as many donations this year, so this will really help,â€ť she said.
For more information, contact the Chamber at 263-7641.
Jan Elliott, 65, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in a Midland hospital after a long battle with health issues. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 19, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. At Jan's request, there will be a private family service at a later date.
Alex Torres, 57, of Big Spring died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at his residence. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Coahoma Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 3, 1956, in Big Spring to Juana and Santos Torres. He grew up in Coahoma and graduated from Coahoma High School. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad since 1974 as a conductor. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.
Jimmy Hopper, 64, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2013. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
James W. Salvato, 71, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.