Archive - Jan 2013
It doesnâ€™t matter if you are wearing heels, going barefoot or flip-flopping it, according to Jane Jenkins Herlong, anything can be accomplished as long as you choose to go for it and thatâ€™s just what she did.
Herlong â€“ motivational speaker and former Miss America Pageant contestant â€” will be delivering her speech â€śBare Feet to High Heels and the Flip-Flops In-Betweenâ€ť at the Celebrating Four Fabulous Years Healthy Woman anniversary event Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the historic Hotel Settles.
The Annual Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3188 will host the 11th Annual Chili Cook-off Jan. 26, benefitting the West Texas Centerâ€™s Children in Need Fund.
The fund helps with the purchase of school supplies, clothing and tuition for summer camps and other financial needs of children who are receiving services from West Texas Centers. More than 2,500 people with a mental illness receive services each month from West Texas Centers, said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ THEODORE DIAZ JR., 40, of 2311 Brent Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ HOLSTON BANKS III, 21, of 1905 Donley, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for injury to a child with intent to cause serious bodily injury.
â€˘ REYMUNDO SALINAS JR., 43, of Alice, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LUCAS ANTHONY LOPEZ, 18, of 2517 Albrook, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
A resolution to permanently close a portion of a county road in the Tubbs Addition will highlight a routine meeting of Howard County Commissioners Court at 10 a.m. Monday.
The road dead-ends in front of two homes and both owners have petitioned the county to close the road to through traffic.
â€śit's pretty simple, really,â€ť county Judge Mark barr said. â€śBoth property owners are in agreement over this. All it takes is a resolution.â€ť
Also Monday, commissioners will hear a report from Sheriff Stan Parker on the ethnic profile of county jail prisoners during 2012.
FORSAN â€”School trustees here are expected to join the majority of Texas school districts in suspending a controversial grading rule when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
The board will consider a resolution suspending the â€ś15 percent rule.â€ť Under the rule, a student's score on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end of course exams would account for 15 percent of the student's final grade in each tested subject area.
Carolyn June Inga, 65, of San Diego, Calif., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
She was born Sept. 25, 1947 in La Jolla, Calif. to David and Aunita (Hudgins) Rawls and married Frank Inga Sr. Sept. 30, 1966 in San Diego.
Carolyn moved to Big Spring as a child and moved back to California a few years later. In the 1980s she moved back to Big Spring and was a private caretaker. She continued taking care of families when she moved to San Diego a final time. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
FORSAN â€” The Buffaloes evened their district record to 1-1 (11-8 overall) with a 57-46 win over visiting Plains on Friday.
Dillon Bagnall led FHS with 14 points, while Kade Fannin had 10, Aric Hernandez nine and Tyler Evans eight.
â€śThe guys came back from an early deficit by staying focused,â€ť Forsan Head Coach Gary Huckabee said. â€śWe had some really good support from the bench. It was a very important win for us, it got us back on track in district play.â€ť
The Buffs will travel to Seagraves on Tuesday.
Linda Francis, 66, of Andrews passed away late Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at a Dallas area hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Andrews Church of Christ. Burial was in Andrews Old Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home.
Linda was born Aug. 26, 1946, in Vernon, Texas, to Homer Doyle and Sue Lunsford Fowler. She attended Abilene Christian College. She married Peter C. Francis Aug. 21, 1976, in Dallas. They moved to Andrews in 1976 from Big Spring, Texas.
Kathleen Lewis, 91, of Midland, formerly of Stanton, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with the Rev. David Harp and Phil Stroud officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.
Emma â€śJeanâ€ť Walke, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas with Pastor Jannie Linney officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton, Texas.