Archive - Jul 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.
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, 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 Johnsonâ€™s Funeral Home.
AMARILLO â€” 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, 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.
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.
Zachary Hank Williamson, 28, of Big Spring died Monday, July 8, 2013, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Vealmoor Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 22, 1984, in Big Spring, Texas.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Kelly and Joe Zant Jr. of Vealmoor; grandmother, Sandra Williamson of Big Spring; three brothers, Seth Williamson, Zane Williamson and Skyler Williamson, all of Vealmoor; a sister, Kimberly Meegan and husband Jim of Fort Polk, La.; and a stepbrother, Jake Zant and wife Steph of Moore, Okla.
J. Dudley Cotz, 63, of Big Spring died Saturday, July 6, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.
J. Dudley was born June 2, 1950, in Tucson, Ariz., to Delight Carrie Evans Cotz and Melvin Clyde Cotz and married Darlene Bursch on May 11, 1998, in Kermit, Texas. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973. After his tour in the Navy he worked in the oilfield and Carlsbad potash mines. He also worked in law enforcement.
Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to consider a number of issues, including a second attempt at electing a mayor pro-tem.
The council first attempted to elect a mayor pro-tem â€” a council member designated to stand-in for the mayor when necessary â€” during its June 25 meeting, with District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez absent.
Fernandez and newly elected District 5 Councilman Raul Benavides were both nominated for the position, however, a vote yielded a tie vote of three ballots per nominee. Mayor Larry McLellan called for the election to be postponed until Tuesday night's meeting.
STANTON â€” Then and Now.
That's the theme for the 80th annual Old Settler's Reunion, which will be held Saturday in downtown Stanton.
Then and Now is a fitting theme, organizers say.
â€śWe are celebrating a time of growth and prosperity, as well as remembering our predecessors who made it possible,â€ť said Kristi Peterson, who is helping coordinate the event.
The traditional parade will begin at 10 a.m., and dedicated tof Bob and Mary Haislip, parade marshals for 2013.