Archive - Aug 7, 2013
The Comanche Trail City Championship Tournament â€” where Big Spring's best golfers compete for bragging rights on the links in a decades-old event â€” was held over the weekend.
Pro Shop Manager Linda Summersell said it was a successful tourney, as always.
â€śWe had a real good turnout,â€ť she remarked. â€śEven with the women. We had more praticipate than usual. Everyone had a real good time and it all turned out well.â€ť
MARTIN COUNTY â€” Two men fell to their deaths Monday morning at a location in northern Martin County â€” approximately halfway between Big Spring and Lamesa â€” while working on power lines, tethered to a helicopter, according to local law enforcement officials.
David Edward Oliveira, 26, of Turlock, Calif., and Christopher Geoffrey Breed, 27, of Moscow, Idaho, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, near County Roads 4501 and 4200, according to officials with the Martin County Sheriff's Office.
Howard College trustees gave tentative approval to across-the-board pay raises for district personnel during a combination budget workshop-regular meeting Tuesday.
College employees would see their annual income increase by at least $1,200 under the new budget, which will not be formally approved until Aug. 27.
Faculty can expect annual salary increases of between $1,389 and $1,857, depending on their contracts, while other employees will see significant pay raises also, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said.
Juan M. Rodriguez, 85, of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
A vigil service was held Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born March 30, 1928, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Maria Escovedo on Oct. 29, 1954, in Big Spring, Texas. She preceded him in death Jan. 26, 2005.
Don Yates, 86, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Weatherford. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Victory Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford. Interment will follow at Annetta Cemetery.
Don was born June 12, 1927, in Big Spring to Arthur and Nettie Yates. He spent most of his life in Big Spring, before moving to Weatherford 13 years ago. Don was an active member of the Victory Baptist Church.
Beulah Mae Stoeger, 90, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in an Odessa hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.