Archive - Jul 2013
Howard College wasnâ€™t without a head menâ€™s basketball coach for too long.
Scott Raines, who is entering his ninth year as an employee at HC, has been tapped to take over for Mark Adams, who departed after accepting the director of basketball operations position at Texas Tech University.
Raines has spent the past couple of years on the administrative side of things at Howard, but basketball is in his blood. Raines was originally hired as an assistant to Adams and has served in various coaching capacities during his time in Big Spring.
The Big Spring Senior Citizens Center has a shiny new dance floor, and officials there are eager to show it off to the public.
The center will hold a â€śgrand re-openingâ€ť dance to celebrate the new floor Friday, Aug. 9, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.. The dance, featuring live country-western music, is free to the public and refreshments will be served, Director MaryJo Toomire said.
A portion of the roof over the dance area collapsed under the weight of heavy snow 17 months ago, resulting in major damage to the floor, Toomire noted.
Longtime Big Spring State Hospital Superintendent Ed Moughon has announced his retirement after serving at the facility in various capacities for 25 years.
Moughon, 64, will step down at the end of the month. He has played an integral role in not only keeping the hospital in Big Spring, but turning it into a model facility.
Dale Gene Zant, 86, of New Home, Texas, left this earth July 9, 2013, to be with his Heavenly Father.
Dale was born April 13, 1927, to H.N. and Zona Zant in Clauene, Texas. He was the oldest of seven boys. He married Ethellynn Gill on Nov. 27, 1946. They were blessed with four children during their 61 years of marriage. Dale served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Belleau Wood.
Earl H. Bedell Sr., age 88, of Stacy died Wednesday morning, July 10, 2013, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, in the Stacy Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Coleman.
He was born June 3, 1925, in Big Spring, Texas, the son of Clay C. and Stella Mae Richardson Bedell. He grew up in Garden City where he graduated from high school. He later served in the U. S. Army. He married Betty Ringener at Big Spring on Oct. 16, 1948. He had lived in Stacy for the past 16 years, moving from Odessa.
Raellen Thompson, 73, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
James Holt, 78, of Big Spring died Tuesday July 9, 2013, at the VA Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Carrol Dean Yater, 78, of Stanton, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Hospice House of Odessa. His services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Big Spring City Council approved first reading of an ordinance designed to define and shape the use of modular homes, temporary workforce housing and â€śman campsâ€ť on a 4-3 vote Tuesday night, much to the chagrin of at least one local family.
The ordinance â€” which was commissioned by the council in hopes of limiting the damaging effects of the oil boom associated with the Cline Shale discovery â€” takes a number of steps to regulate how the â€śman campsâ€ť and other temporary housing will be used within the city limits.
Big Spring public school trustees will revisit Superintendent Steven Saldivar's contract situation when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
Trustees raised some eyebrows in June when they declined without comment to extend Saldivar's contract following their annual evaluation of his job performance. The non-action was notable because it is standard operating procedure for school boards to add at least one year to a superintendent's contract following a satisfactory evaluation.