Archive - 2013
Mary Deanda Gomez, 89, of Austin, Texas, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at her home after a brief illness. Mary was born in Big Spring, Texas, and had resided in Austin since 1976.
Friends and family will remember Maryâ€™s passion for gardening and flowers. From an early â€śVictory Gardenâ€ť in the 1940s in Big Spring through her residences in New Orleans, San Antonio and Austin, Mary always nurtured and cared for her gardens as well as her family and children.
Thomas R. Shirley, 81, of Kingsland, formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Kingsland, Texas. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. James "Jakie" Shirley, Tom's brother, officiating.
Tom will lie in state at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home from Tuesday until service time Thursday.
Robert "Tito" Vasquez II, 21, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Midland. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born July 14, 1991, in Eagle Pass to Dora and Roberto Vasquez. He moved to Big Spring in 2005 from Eagle Pass. He had been a cook at Taco Villa and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Mary Bernice "Bun" Cason, 93, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ivins, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the funeral home.
Dorothy Stanley, 87, of Midland died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in a Midland nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
A Big Spring man died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident in Midland early Sunday.
Midland Police Deparment officials say Robert â€śTitoâ€ť Vasquez II died early Sunday morning after he lost control of his vehicle while driving the wrong way down a one-way street.
The accident occurred just past midnight in the 500 block of W. Illinois, records state.
According to reports, Vasquez was east-bound on Illinois â€” the wrong way â€” at a high rate of speed at 12:47 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle. His car then left the roadway, striking a tree head-on on the driver's side.
The public is invited to the dedication of the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center Wednesday morning.
The center will be renamed in honor of the former Big Spring mayor during ceremonies scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
City officials and members of McEwen's family are expected to attend the event.
Debbie Wegman, director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Wednesday's dedication will not mark the opening of the center for the summer.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VICTORIA CEVALLOS, 44, of 3912 E. Highway 350, was arrested Friday on charges of theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $500, expired registration certificate and theft by check â€“ more than $20 and less than $500.
â€˘ KERRY CECIL OMELIA, 51, of 1004 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on two warrants from other agencies and warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
Ray L. Dabney, 78, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Revs. Mark Lindsey and Floyd Green officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 18, 1934, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Darlene Dabney on June 20, 1959, in Big Spring.
Thomas R. Shirley, 75, of Kingsland, formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Kingsland. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.