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Archive - Jul 2013

July 5th

Eugenio Martinez Arellano and Maria Rodriguez Lownes

July 5, 2013

Eugenio Martinez Arellano, 50, and wife, Maria Rodriguez Lownes, 61, of Big Spring died Monday, July 1, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Inurnment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

Eugenio was born March 29, 1963, in Childress. Maria was born June 10, 1952, in Knott. They had been together for 22 years and were inseparable.

Robert Lee Park

July 5, 2013

Robert Lee Park, 16, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 4, 2013 in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

July 3rd

DPS releases names of wreck victims

July 3, 2013

Department of Public Safety officials have released the names of a Big Spring man and woman killed Monday afternoon when the pickup in which they were traveling struck an 18-wheel tractor trailer near the 181 mile marker of Interstate Highway 20.

Eugenio Martinez Arellano, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 5:20 p.m. by Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, according to accident records filed with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Pops in the Park schedule

July 3, 2013

Pops in the Park
schedule of events

Today at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater

5 p.m. — Amphitheater gates and food vendor booths open.

6:30 p.m. — Vocal Trash performs.

7:45 p.m. — Welcome and invocation.

8 p.m. — Flag ceremony.

8:15 p.m. — National anthem with flyover by Commemorative Air Force planes.

8:20 p.m. — Big Spring Symphony begins performance.

9 p.m. — Video tribute to Howard County service personnel and veterans.

9:45 p.m. — Fireworks show.

July 2nd

Pops in the Park celebration Wednesday

July 2, 2013

With a little more than 24 hours to go before they strike up the orchestra and light the fuse on the fireworks, Pops in the Park officials are putting the final touches on preparations for the popular event.
The 16th annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration, featuring music, food, fun and fireworks, is set to begin Wednesday afternoon at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.

City is off limits for those who want to set off fireworks

July 2, 2013

While the risk factors for wildfires may be at its lowest point in approximately seven years, local fire officials are urging residents to be careful if they plan to include fireworks in their Independence Day celebrations, as the risk of injury is still a major concern.

According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, recent rain and favorable weather conditions have the risk level in the county at low-medium going into the holiday.

Boyd Anderson

July 2, 2013

Boyd Anderson, 91, of Big Spring died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.

July 1st

Coahoma readies for Freedom Day celebration

July 1, 2013

COAHOMA — Preparations for this year's Freedom Day festivities are just about complete, organizers said.

Coahoma's Freedom Parade, featuring floats, cars and tractors festooned in their red, white and blue best, will make its way down First Street beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday

The parade will start at the Coahoma High School football stadium and proceed south on First, east on the north service road, then north on Sixth Street before ending at the city park.

Benny G. Frasier

July 1, 2013

Benny G. Frasier, 71, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eastland Cemetery in Eastland, Texas.

Benny was born Oct. 24, 1941, in Gorman, Texas, to Carrie and P.C. Frasier. He married Barbara Cook on Jan. 20, 1961, in Olden, Texas. They moved to Big Spring in 1990 from El Dorado, Texas. He worked for Texaco from 1966 until 2001. He was a Baptist.

Mary Lou Edens

July 1, 2013

Mary Lou Edens, 81, of Coahoma died Friday, June 28, 2013, at her daughters residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Interment will follow at the 7 E Cemetery in Howard County.

She was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Howard County, Texas, and married Jewell "Son" Edens in 1946 in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death April 19, 2008.

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