Archive - Aug 10, 2013
The silent sentinels have been afforded new wardrobes thanks to some community minded Big Springers. Two hundred fire hydrants were adopted during the Adopt-A-Hydrant contest that ran from May 20 through July 31 with 168 contest entrants.
Judging took place Aug. 3, and cash prizes were awarded to the winners.
Winning entries in the adult division are: First place, Susan Holbertâ€“Lester, $300 ; second place and $200 â€“ the Watkins family; and third place and $100 â€“ the DeLeon family.
Joe and Cindy Fowler of Coahoma, Karen and Brian Moore of Big Spring and Jerry and Carlon Baker of Big Spring announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Kâ€™Leigh Marae Fowler and Jeremy Tye Baker, both of San Angelo, Texas.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ted and Eula Bell Fowler of Coahoma, James and Billie Proctor of Big Spring, the late George and Mona Moore of Big Spring and the late Ivan and the late Viola Stephenson of Plainview, Texas.
Kendal Layne Adams of Big Spring and Casey Barham of Archer City exchanged vows March 23, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring.
Kendal is the daughter of Ricky and Patti Adams of Big Spring and the granddaughteer of Sonya Swindell of Big Spring.
She is a speech-language pathologist at United Regional Hospital.
Casey is the son of Charlie and Deniese Barham and the grandson of Joyce Barham and Donna Williams. He is a petroleum engineer.
Alejandro "Alex" Escanuela Sr., 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Linda "Charlene" Rinard, 72, of Big Spring died Thursday Aug. 8, 2013, at her residence. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.at Myers & Smith Chapel. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
Further movement toward establishing a road use fee and finding a new justice of the peace will top the agenda when Howard County commissioners meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the third-floor courtroom of the county courthouse.
Commissioners will review a recent opinion from the Texas Attorney General's office that gives a green light â€” for the most part â€” to plans to charge a fee to oil field company trucks which use county roads. That money would be used to help pay for needed repairs to the deteriorating roads.
Water and oil don't mix. But with the current oil boom, companies in the business of supplying water to the masses are making a concerted effort to do so, even if it's only metaphorically.
John Littlejohn, owner and chief scientist (PhD from Harvard University in Geological Sciences) and executive head of and founder of V.V. Water Company, LLC, held a public meeting Thursday to propose building a pipeline that would supply West Texas with artesian spring water from the Edwards aquifer.