Archive - Mar 21, 2013
The Heritage Museum is usually a sedate place, but Saturday, there will be plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping, singing and guitar picking going on.
Big Spring natives Philip Ferguson and June Stocks and their band, Texas True, will perform a wide array of bluegrass-themed music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 510 Scurry.
Admission is free to the event, Museum Director Nancy Raney said. A CD of the band's music will be on sale, with half of the proceeds going to the museum.
March Madness is fueling enthusiasm all across the United States â€” even in Big Spring!
Hoops, Dreams and Goals, an effort by West Texas Centers to celebrate Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, will be held Friday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
In its ninth year, the event pits 10 teams in friendly competition, tournament style. Fans and organizers also recognize spirit teams and sportsmanship.
The tournament is free and open to the public. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BRYAN L. MATA, 20, of 1302 S. Birdwell Lane, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for driving while license invalid.
â€˘ GOMEZINDO DIAZ, 22, of 1611 E. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PATRICK TERRALL KESLER, 34, of 1600 S. Lancaster, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€˘ DON LLOYD BROOKS, 46, of 1712 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Alan L. â€śSkinnyâ€ť Higgins of Lubbock, formerly of Plainview and Big Spring passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the age of 86. Skinny married Geneva Merle McKee on March 5, 1948. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Skinny retired in 2010 after 59 years in the cotton industry.
James Edward Baker passed from this world Monday, March 18, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Lamesa Memorial Park in Lamesa.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the funeral home.
James was born to Mae Etheline Parker and Charles Edward Baker on Oct. 16, 1941, in Lamesa, Texas. He was raised in Lamesa by his mother and stepfather, Odes Anderson.