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TxDOT approves funds for 12-plane T hangar

July 9, 2013

More expansion is coming to the Big Spring Airport.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently approved a grant of $1.2 million to finance the construction of a T hangar to be located in the southwest portion of the airport.

Unlike conventional hangars, which house several aircraft in a common space, T hangars are partitioned so that planes have their own private spaces.

There are currently three such hangars on the east side of the airport and Airport Director Jim Little said they are old and figuratively bursting at the seams.

County OKs measures dealing with oilfield boom-related housing issues

July 9, 2013

Howard County commissioners unanimously approved revisions to the county's Flood Damage Prevention Order and subdivision and manufactured home rental community regulations Monday, making efforts to deal with the boom brought about by the Cline Shale formation.

Aided by Charles R. Kimbrough, an attorney with Austin-based Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP, the commissioners court has been working through the changes for several months now.

Fred Salling

July 9, 2013

Fred Salling, age 100, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, in San Angelo, Texas. The graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Miles Cemetery in Miles, Texas. The memorial service will be 1 p.m, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles, Texas, with the Rev. Diane Eggemeyer officiating.

Pallbearers for the service will be Andrew Salling, John Caudle, Charlie Rush, Gayland Thorn, Ron Lehman and Bill Shepherd. Funeral arrangements are by Johnson’s Funeral Home.

Dudley McKaskle

July 9, 2013

AMARILLO — Dudley McKaskle, 83, died June 28, 2013. Graveside services were held Monday, July 1, 2013, in Memorial Park Cemetery with Lance Herrington officiation.. Cox Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mr. McKaskle was born Oct, 23, 1929, in Monroe, La., to Moncue and Vergie McKaskle. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Pat Everett on Nov. 19, 1954, in Big Spring. He farmed in Martin County until 1968. After working for defense contractors in the Fort Worth area, he moved to Amarillo in 1970. He retired from Pantex in 1994.

James Steven Gill

July 9, 2013

James Steven Gill, 63, died suddenly June 17, 2013.

Born Feb. 20, 1950, in Canton, Ill., to James C. Gill and Mary Matkovich Gill, James was a longtime resident of Carlisle, Ky., and graduated from Nicholas County High School. Residing in Big Spring, New Braunfels and San Antonio, Texas, he always considered Big Spring his adopted hometown.

James is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sheila Fisher Gill and his four children, son Steven and wife Kristine of Houston, Texas, son Jamie Gill, daughter Pam Gill and son Jeff and wife Jennifer, all of San Antonio, Texas.

Coahoma, Big Spring volleyball camps coming up

July 9, 2013

Did you miss the Coahoma volleyball camp registration deadline? If so, Head Coach Jessica Weynand is still taking late entries.

Sixth through ninth grade students ($40) will attend July 17-18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., while grades 1-5 ($30) will participate July 23-24 from 9 a.m. until noon.

To reserve a spot, call Weynand at 979-251-1902.

Big Spring Athletics will be holding its summer volleyball camp beginning this month also.

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