Archive - Dec 2013
Trista Casey and Brandy Hubbard are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Trista is the daughter of Marvin and Debra Casey and granddaughter of Jerold and Betty Cox and Monroe Casey and Jackie Curtis. Trista graduated with an associates degree in science in dental hygiene in 2009 at Howard College. Brandy is the son of Cindy James and grandson of Eugene and Barbara Bryant. Brandy graduated with a degree in welding and fabrication in 2011 at Midland College. The wedding will be held Jan. 4, 2014, at The Courtyard in Big Spring. The couple will reside in Big Spring.
Gypsy is a 4 month old Chihuahua. She is very friendly and house broken. She loves children, at her foster home she has two young girlsÂ she plays with. She loves playing with her toys also. Gypsy is super friendly. She is available for adoption from Big Spring Second Chance Rescue (BSSCR). You can contact Jewel Johnson, director at 432-816-2555 for adoption fees and application. Visit their website at www.bs2cr.orgÂ to view moreÂ adoptable dogs waiting for a FurEver home. Click 'like' on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bsscr
Claude Murphy, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Sharon Mathews, 55, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel.
She was born Dec. 23, 1958, in Hearn, Texas, to Jewel and Ulysses Mathews. She was a homemaker and a waitress. She was a member of West HWY 80 Church of Christ, and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.
Antonio â€śTonyâ€ť Zavala-Martinez, 51, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Howard County. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born April 1, 1962, in Mexico to Evangelina and Jose Jesus Zavala-Martinez. He moved to Howard County 32 years ago from Mexico. He married Maria Luisa Martinez on Oct. 21, 1984, in Lamesa. He was employed by the Texas Department of Public Safety and was a member of Lighthouse Restoration Center.
Mary Spraberry, 77, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at San Angelo Community Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Life Church with Kevin Knudson officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
Construction continues on the long-term care nursing facility located at the corner of Alamesa and Wasson early Saturday. Shawn Stevens with DNL Construction is one of more than 20 workers on site. Completion of the project has yet to be determined.
Michael L. Kiefer, who has served in various executive leadership positions, has been appointed as the new director of the West Texas VA Healthcare System.
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One person died in a two-vehicle accident in northern Howard County Thursday afternoon.
Antonio Zavala Martinez, 51, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green, according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Marc Couch. The accident occurred on FM 669 (Gail Highway) near FM 700.
Santa is missing.
Festival of Lights volunteers are hoping someone has some information about the grinch who took St. Nick from Comanche Trail Park around Christmas Eve. Project Manager Howard Stewart first noticed that the display was missing during a 6 p.m. check of the park on Tuesday.
The missing piece was one of four scenes in a display set up by the Big Spring State Hospital. The scenes date to the 1950s and 1960s when they were displayed at Christmastime in downtown stores such as Hemphill-
Wells and Swartz & Carter Furniture, said Pat Simmons, Festival founder.