Archive - Apr 12, 2013
It's amazing what $60 million can buy.
As Big Spring Independent School District nears the end of construction and renovation related to the $60 million bond approved by voters in 2010, officials say the district definitely got a bang for its bucks.
BSISD trustees learned during their monthly meeting Thursday that not only has the district been able to finish all the construction projects it originally targeted in 2010, there's a bit of money left over for more work.
A major part of avoiding health issues is avoiding potential hazards, and a portion of Saturday's Health Fair will be geared toward just that, officials are saying.
The event, in its 31st year, will be held from 8 a.m. until noon at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus. Admission is free. It is staged each year by Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JEREMY GLEN WILLIAMS, 27, of 1 Courtney Place Apt. 706, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€¢ JAMES RANDLE GONZALEZ, 28, of 2601 Ent, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ DARRICK DEWAYNE MOSLEY, 45, of 904 S. Aylesford, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
Reginald "Reggie" Dawson, 48, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny Ray Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Reginald â€œReggie" Dawson was born Jan. 22, 1965, in Big Spring, Texas, to the late E.S. (Sam) Dawson and Jo Hazel Dawson. He attended public schools, graduating from Big Spring High School in 1983.
James Richard Conley "Dick", 58, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Big Spring officiated by the Rev. Craig Holstedt and the Rev. Dana Mayfield. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, April 12, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
William (Bill) Frederick Wiese completed his journey on this earth April 9, 2013. He was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Abilene, Texas, and was adopted by Ray and Ima Wiese of Petersburg, Texas, in 1951.
Bill grew up, farmed and ranched in Petersburg, Texas, before moving to Hillston, New South Wales, Australia, where he ranched and introduced cotton farming. He also spent 10 years in Dallas, Texas, in the commercial real estate business.
Marlyin Elain Jackson Scypion, 49, formerly of Big Spring died April 7, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Rocky Springs Baptist Church, 316 E. Shady Grove, Grand Prairie, Texas. A wake will be held Friday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Ben Washington Baptist Church, 3901 Frisco Ave., Irving, Texas.
Marlyin was born July 5, 1963, to A.J. and Eloise C Jackson in Big Spring, TX.
Petra Molina Leos, 87, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born April 29, 1925, in Iatan, Texas, to Jesus and Nicolsa Molina. She lived most of her life in Big Spring. She lived in Michigan from 1966 until 1994. In her earlier years, she worked at the Settles Hotel.
Ruth Graham, 70, of Big Spring died Friday, April 12, 2013, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Lillie "Beth" Craven, 86, of Big Spring died Friday, April 12, 2013, at her son's home in Wolfforth. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.