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August 17th

Temporary water restrictions take effect Wednesday

August 17, 2013

Needed repairs at the city water treatment plant will force Big Spring officials to ban all non-essential water use for a 36-hour period beginning Wednesday evening.

“In order for the City of Big Spring to perform essential upgrades to the water treatment plant, we will perform a 36-hour shutdown on water treatment services,” states a news release from Big Spring city offices. “To ensure that there is sufficient water for basic living necessities, the city manager will temporarily ban all non-essential water uses beginning Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at 9 p.m.”

Teresa Silva Rocha

August 17, 2013

Teresa Silva Rocha, 70, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

Having Fun and Giving Back - BSFD and Chaplaincy Corp hold United Way fundraiser

August 17, 2013

Having fun and giving back was the order of the day for Davis Knocke's 6th birthday.
The Chaplaincy corp with the help of the Big Spring Fire Department raised $300 for United Way all while giving Davis a birthday to remember.
“It was a blast,” said Fire Chief Carl Condray. “Everybody had a really good time.”
Although, the fire department inspired birthday isn't a routine event, Joel Miller of the Chaplaincy Corp hopes to make it an annual event.
Through a suggestion made by Miller's daughter-in-law, the chaplain approached the fire department about the idea.

Wall 65th Anniversary

August 17, 2013

J.C. And Dorothy (Davis) Wall of Big Spring celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 30, 2013.
The couple were wed in the home of J.C.'s parents in Snyder, Texas. J.C. And Dot will celebrate their anniversary in Rockport with their four children and spouses, 11 grandchildren and spouses, and 7 great-grandchildren with a total of 33 for the celebration. There will be lots of fishing, great food, swimming and fun for all the family to be together, ranging in age 88 to one year-old.

Rodriguez Birth

August 17, 2013

Helena Kimberly Rodriguez, a girl, was born May 10, 2013 at 5:08 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds 15.7 ounces and was 21 inches long.
She is the daughter of Samantha and David Rodriguez of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Becky Salgado and the late, Simon Alcantar. Paternal grandparents are the late Mary Rios and Moso Rios; and Thomas and Virginia Rodriguez.
Helena was welcomed home by big brothers, Brandon, Robert and Lee Rodriguez.

Barham Wedding

August 17, 2013

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.

August 16th

United Way gearing up for campaign kickoff Saturday

August 16, 2013

The local United Way campaign won't begin in earnest until September, but officials will kick off the drive Saturday, they said.

Executive Director Sandy Stewart said the kickoff for the 69th annual campaign will begin at 6 p.m. at the Big Spring Country Club and will feature live music, food and a silent auction.

“I just want to say the we are all looking forward to another successful campaign with the strong support of our community,” Stewart said. “I am so proud to be a part of an organization and a community that does so much for so many.”

BSISD struggling to employ enough teachers

August 16, 2013

When it comes to hiring teachers, it's definitely a seller's market.

Big Spring Independent School District officials are still looking for teachers to fill some classroom slots as the new school year approaches.

Some BSISD classes will start the school year with part-time or temporary instructors, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Ann McClarty told trustees during their Thursday meeting.

Colette Schraeder

August 16, 2013

Colette Schraeder, 92, of St. Lawrence,died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Father Raj officiating. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery.

A rosary service will be at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
She was born Feb. 20, 1921, in Ballinger, Texas, and married A.W. Schraeder Nov. 18, 1940, in Olfen, Texas. He preceded her in death Dec. 23, 2002.

Viola Gamboa Rodriguez

August 16, 2013

Viola Gamboa Rodriguez, 70, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at her residence. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

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