Archive - Mar 2013
What was supposed to be a one-time surprise birthday party for a former Big Spring resident more than two years ago has turned into something much, much more. Saturday, the self-proclaimed â€śBig Spring Bunchâ€ť will be getting together once again to get a first-hand look at the historic Hotel Settles.
Jack Bowen, a Crossroads native and graduate of Big Spring High School, will join fellow Bunch members James Bowen, Danny Zant, Warren Kelley and Lloyd Curley to tour the city and enjoy a lunch at the hotel restaurant.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Tuesday:
â€˘ ROSS LOYD MCCORD, 45, 1602 Harding, was arrested on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ RAYMOND NOEL RANDO, 28, 1000 W. Fourth, was arrested on charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility, speeding, no child safety seat system and possession of marijuana.
â€˘ MARISSA NICOLE LOYA, 28, Austin, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KAYLAND JAMES ALBERT CRAMER, 18, 7000 S. Service Road, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
Evelia Castaneda Ramirez, 75, died peacefully March 10, 2013, at home surrounded by loved ones, after a long battle with progressive diabetes. Evelia was born in Suchil, Durango in Mexico, the daughter of Manuel Castaneda and Gabriela Rosas Castaneda.
Evelia enjoyed the outdoors, especially playing in â€śMamaLaLaâ€™sâ€ť (her grandmother's) garden during her childhood. Despite her impoverished upbringing, Eveliaâ€™s love for life encouraged her drive for learning, and she appreciated culture, arts, poetry, literature, classical music and the glory of Godâ€™s love through nature.
Don â€śPe Pawâ€ť Terrance Williams, 80, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, March 11, 2013. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Dr. Don Ardrey, pastor of the San Angelo First Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Oscar Canales Jr., 34, of Laredo and formerly of Big Spring, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Laredo. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Feb. 26, 1979, in Big Spring. He lived here until moving to Laredo 10 years ago. He was a foreman for a bridge construction company. He was a Catholic.
No Region V title? No problem.
Despite falling in the finals of the Region V men's basketball tournament this past weekend, the Howard College Hawks received an at-large bid to compete in the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association national championship tournament.
Howard (28-5) is seeded 13th in the 24-team field and will begin play at 2 p.m. Monday against 20th-seeded East Mississippi (20-7). All tournament games will be at Hutchinson, Kan.
Local fire officials say the number of wildfires this year has been down compared to years past, and with spring just around the corner, the Crossroads area could enjoy a rather peaceful season to come.
â€śIt's actually pretty surprising,â€ť Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said. â€śLast year at this time, was a pretty slow year for us. However, this year we're seeing even fewer fires. The average right now is about one wildfire per week, which is pretty amazing.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ELLAINE DAVIDSON GRIFFIN, 50, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Monday on five warrants from other agencies and a charge of shoplifting â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ JONATHAN MICHAEL RICHARDSON, 22, of 1707 Donley, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft by check â€“ more than $20 and less than $500.
â€˘ KODY CHANCE JACKSON, 27, of 3217 Fenn, was arrested Monday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
Julia C. Bolton, 84, of Big Spring, formerly of Abilene went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at her residence. No services are being held at this time.
Julia was born March 23, 1928, in George West, Texas, to Alfonso and Ynocencia (Martinez) Charles.
Julia had just moved to Big Spring from Abilene. She also had lived in Lamesa. She was a homemaker.
Constance Charline (Trent) Pope of Goldthwaite, Texas, passed into the hands of the Lord on March 10, 2013. She was 92 years of age.
Connie was born June 3, 1920, in El Paso, Texas, to Howard Bryan and Charline (Burks) Trent. Connie graduated Goldthwaite High in 1937, then attended Hockaday in Dallas, from which she graduated in 1939. Following that, she attended SMU, graduating with a double major in music and Spanish in 1941.