Archive - Jul 2013
SAN ANGELO â€” Big Spring's Senior League All-Stars were eliminated in their second match-up against San Antonio Capitol Park on Saturday by a score of 10-1 at the Texas Sports Complex, but the 15 and 16-year olds comprising the squad can hold their heads high. The team finished third in the entire state and put together the longest postseason run of any Big Spring Little League roster on record.
In Saturday morning's elimination game against South Garland, Adam Franco engaged in a pitching duel with the opposing hurler. The offense began making noise in the fifth.
Â Editor's Note: Author Janet Rebhan was born and raised in Big Spring, Texas, an oil and military town where she also volunteered one summer at the Veterans Administration hospital. When she was 16, her family moved to Los Angeles, where she studied creative writing at UCLA and Moorpark College. She currently resides in Agoura Hills, Calif. â€śFinding Tranquility Baseâ€ť is her first novel.
Howard County commissioners are expected to begin interviewing potential replacements for the justice of the peace position being vacated by longtime official Quail Dobbs during Monday morning's meeting.
Dobbs announced last month he would be stepping down as Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace at the end of the year. The Howard County native has served as an unofficial goodwill ambassador for Coahoma for the past several decades and first made a name for himself as a rodeo clown, earning a spot in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame for his achievements.
Gig 'em, Aggie lovers.
For the 14th consecutive year, the Howard County A&M Club will hold its WesTexAgs Shootout Saturday, Aug. 3 to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.
Anyone, allegiance to a certain land grant university in College Station notwithstanding, is welcome to attend.
Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year's Shootout:
â€˘ A four-person scramble golf tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person and includes cart and green fees.
Alana Jakas of Brighton, N.Y., and Wolfgang Robinson of Big Spring, Texas, will exchange wedding vows Sept. 28, 2013, in Cape Cod, Mass.
Alana is a 2004 graduate of Brighton High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts. She is a food scientist at Mondelez International.
Wolfgang is the son of Michael and Monica Robinson. He is a 2003 graduate of Big Spring High School, a 2009 graduate of Portland State University and a 2012 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law.
He is a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes, P.J.A.D.
Rodney "Roddy" Robertson Sr., 58, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Alan McGuire, the Rev. Gary Smith and the Rev. Calvary Callender officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the funeral home.
He was born Aug.23, 1954, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Lynn Doss March 24, 1978, in Big Spring.
Patricia "Pat" Dover, 67, of Big Spring died Tuesday July 16, 2013. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Spring Creek Fellowship.
She was born Aug. 31, 1945, to Bertha Mae and Garman Pope in Oklahoma City. She was a long time resident of Big Spring. She was a homemaker. She was married to Raymond Dover who preceded her in death in 1978. She was a member of Spring Creek Fellowship.
Edward Cruz, 96, of Boerne, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, July 19, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Kerrville. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Beginning Aug. 1, commercial entities which have previously dumped their oilfield, construction or demolition waste at the municipal landfill will be turned away, according to officials with the city of Big Spring.
Public Works Director Johnny Womack made the announcement this week, part of an effort by the city administration to limit the amount of waste being brought into the facility, which is quickly reaching the end of its lifespan.
John Law will be a constant presence at Forsan and Coahoma school campuses starting this August.
Concerns about student and staff safety have reached new heights in the wake of school shootings across the country in recent months. While some Texas school districts are debating options such as arming teachers, both Coahoma and Forsan have instead chosen to go with a permanent law enforcement presence at their campuses.