Archive - Jun 2013
When Big Spring Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Phillip Ritchey began his search for a new baseball coach and basketball coach at the varsity level, he didn't anticipate both of them being plucked from 2A Skidmore-Tynan, located near Corpus Christi.
Bobby Smith, a successful baseball manager Ritchey has worked with in the past, and Adam Woolam, who brings 14 years of head basketball coaching experience with him, have been tapped to fill the vacancies left by former coaches Bert Otto and Cliff Thompson.
Howard County commissioners gave the go-ahead to sell a county-owned tract of land on the north side of Big Spring during their Monday meeting, a prospect that could have a new hotel going up in the area.
The tract of land â€” a half-block near the county's Road and Bridge Administration office in the north part of the city â€” has been the focus of attention several times in the past several months, as real estate developers have approached the court about purchasing and developing the property.
Pint-sized patriotism will be on display this July 4.
For about 40 years, the Highland July 4 Parade has shown that you don't have to be an adult to show off your love of country.
The annual parade will be held along Highland Drive beginning at 10 a.m. July 4, said Melanie Lawdermilk, parade organizer. Participants will line up at the intersection of Highland and Robb streets at 9:30 a.m., then parade west on Highland to the intersection with Goliad.
While plenty of youngsters are expected to be on hand, Lawdermilk said she needs some help from the area's grownups, as well.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 24, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT ADAM MATA, 26, of 1511 Johnson, was arrested Monday on charges of abandonment/endangerment of a child â€“ criminal negligence, speeding, failure to appear â€“ two counts and no drivers license/ when unlicensed.
â€˘ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 66, of 1512 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
Dennis D. Watson, 62, of Big Spring, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Dennis was born June 26, 1950, in Seminole, Okla. and married Gloria Smith Nov. 10, 1971, in Snyder. She preceded him in death Dec. 13, 2012.
Dennis graduated from Snyder High School in 1969 and was a correctional officer for Cornell Corrections. He retired in May 2008.
Pat McPhaul, 71, of Colorado City, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Dennis Watson, 62, of Big Spring died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Annie Mae Johnson, 78, of Big Spring, Texas, died Friday, June 21, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Jim Binnix, pastor of Midway Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born April 7, 1935, in Howard County, Texas.
Pauline Milam Pearce, 95, of Lubbock died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in a Lubbock hospital. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Mount Olive Memorial Park Chapel in Big Spring, Texas, with the Rev. Marcus Murphy officiating.
The family will begin receiving friends at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring.
Pauline was born June 10, 1918, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Clyde Pearce in 1934 in Eastland, Texas. He preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1999.
Robert "Bob" Cline, 88, of Vealmoor died Saturday June 22, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Big Spring. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Memorial Park Chapel with Elwin Collom, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating.