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August 3rd

Hang glider championships begin Sunday

August 3, 2013

It's a bird, it's a plane it's … a hang glider?

It may sound a bit strange — especially along the West Texas skyline — but it's likely the case, as the 2013 U.S. National Hang Gliding Championship prepare to get under way Sunday at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.

Marking the 11th year in a row the championship has been held in the Crossroads area, more than 40 hang glider pilots from all across the nation — as well as the world — are expected to take to the skies for the week-long event.

The Bookworm is Back

August 3, 2013

Staff Writer
After a year's absence, Tana Kennemur, owner of The Bookworm, can put all the rumors to rest. The used store is once again open for business.
“There were a lot of rumors,” explained Kennemur, “But for personal and health reasons I had to close for awhile.”
Being away has given Kennemur a fresh outlook and renewed optimism about the store's future. Plans for changes are already in the works.
“I'm cleaning up and throwing out,” Kennemur said. Room for new books and an expanded Western section are among her many plans.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale Slated

August 3, 2013

Staff Writer
Just say no to romance – novels.
The Friends of the library annual book sale is just around the corner and books are needed.
“We need books,” said Joann Staulcup of the Friends of the Library. “The book sale is coming up in September and we need donations.”
Although books of any genre or subject are welcome, the non-profit group are particular when it comes to certain aspects of the books they will take.

Twin girls born to Garden City couple

August 3, 2013

Jason and Amanda Flores of Garden City, Texas, are proud to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Ellie Lynn and Kendall Emilia.
 Ellie Lynn was born at 8:14 a.m. July 24, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring Texas, weighing 6 pounds. 2 ounces, and measuring 18 inches long. Kendall Emilia was born at 8:15 a.m. July 24, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring Texas, weighing 4 pounds 14 ounces and measured 17 in. long. 
Grandparents are Larry and Wendy George of Panhandle, Junior and Tina Moreno of Garden City and the late Jessie Flores.

Laura Moore and Donnie Barber Wed

August 3, 2013

Laura Moore and Donnie Barber, both of Big Spring were wed at 4:30 p.m., June 15, 2013, at Prairie View Baptist Church in Big Spring.
A reception followed in the fellowship hall of Prairie View Baptist Church.
The bride is the daughter of Johnny and Debbie Moore of Big Spring, Texas and the granddaughter of John and Melba Webb of Stanton and the late Don and Shirley Brashears. Laura is a third grade teacher at Washington Elementary, Big Spring ISD.

Tamara Nichols and Tom Pitts to wed

August 3, 2013

Tamara Jean Nichols of Midland, Texas, formerly of Ackerly and Tom Kiser Pitts of Midland, Texas, formerly of Levelland will exchange wedding vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 31, 2013, at Spirit Ranch in Lubbock, Texas.
The bride is the daughter of Terry and Dorothy Nichols of Big Spring, Texas and the granddaughter of the late Elvin and Norma Jean Nichols, Ackerly, Texas and the late Johnny and Reba Russworm of Lampasas, Texas.
The bride is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in interior design.

August 2nd

Foul play not found in deaths of local women

August 2, 2013

The bodies of two Big Spring women who were discovered in the bathroom of their home Monday afternoon died of natural causes, according to law enforcement officials.

Autopsies on 83-year-old Helen Thomason and her daughter, 51-year-old Carol Thomason were performed Wednesday, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.

Howard College breaking ground for San Angelo expansion

August 2, 2013

SAN ANGELO — Growing pains ... not a bad thing to have at all if you are the San Angelo campus of Howard College.

Thanks to the record growth over the last several years, the campus is finally getting two new buildings. The official ground breaking is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the West Texas Training Center campus on U.S. Highway 67.

Joyce Ann Barrett

August 2, 2013

Joyce Ann Barrett, 78, of Coahoma died July 31, 2013, in her home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Coahoma Cemetery.

She was born March 11, 1935, to parents Samuel Hicks and Ruby Elliott in Coahoma, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Barrett Sr.; and brothers, Roger Hicks and Bobby Hicks.

David Ybarra Sr.

August 2, 2013

David Ybarra Sr., 46, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his residence. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born Aug. 19, 1966, in Fresno, Calif., to Mary and Jesse Ybarra. He worked in the oil field and was a two year member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.

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