Archive - 2013
Each year since 1989, a group of former service men and women and their families have straddled their bikes in a ride from California to Washington, D.C. The purpose, as it has always been, is one of healing, accountability and honor.
The vast group of motorcyclists who participate in âRun for the Wallâ will stop in Big Spring Saturday morning en route to the nation's capitol. The public is encouraged to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial before the riders move on. It is anticipated they will arrive between 9:45 a.m. and 10:25 a.m.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ PAUL RAY FLANNELL, 55, of 1106 W. Fourth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ TERESA DIANE PARK, 57, of 13360 Old Colorado City Highway, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 500 block of S. Goliad.
â¢ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 800 block of W. FM 700.
The Howard County Sheriffâs Office reported the following activity:
Funeral services for Genaro S. Rosa of Stanton have been set for 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Msgr. Droll officiating. Interment will follow at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
A rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Stanton Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Genaro was born March 2, 1925, in Garceno, Texas, and passed away at his residence in Stanton. He was a farmer for many years in Martin County.
He is preceded in death by his son, Roel Rosa.
Infant twin sons of Brenda Puga and Frank Chazarreta of Big Spring, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Joe Torres officiating.
In addition to their parents, they are survived by three brothers, Jacob Puga, Randy Hernandez Jr. and Julian Hernandez; three sisters, Maliah Hernandez, Erica Hernandez and Kataleya Hernandez, all of Big Spring; paternal grandmother, Debbie Chazarreta; paternal grandfather, Ray Pizana; and maternal grandparents, Felipe and Maria Puga.
Iwanda "Bonnie" King, 82, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Johnny Cockerham officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
She was born April 29, 1931, in Girard, Texas, and married George Zachary King on Dec. 15, 1951, in Abilene. He preceded her in death in 1967.
Bonnie worked for Bell Telephone and at Barq's Root Beer factory. She had been a resident of Big Spring since her marriage in 1951. She was a Baptist.
Terry Camden, 53, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at the funeral home.
Terry was born Jan. 2, 1960, in Richmond, Ind., and married Marie Merkamp on Sept. 25, 1981, also in Richmond.
Jesus "Jessie" Bermea, 50, of Big Spring, formerly of San Antonio died Monday, May 13, 2013. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Hector Rodriquez officiating.
He was born Jan. 27, 1963, in Pleasanton, Texas, to Dora (Cantu) and Juan M. Bermea. He grew up in Charlotte, Texas, and lived a number of years in San Antonio and Houston. He recently moved to Big Spring from Houston and was a Baptist.
GRAND PRAIRIE â Howard College's first order of business at the NJCAA Region V Tournament at QuikTrip Field was to find a way to win against No. 10 ranked Grayson College. The Hawks did just that, as they defeated the Vikings handily, 10-5.
After a 2-1 win over New Mexico Junior College and a 7-6 loss to Midland College, Howard was forced to face the Vikings, yet again.
This time, the Hawks found themselves on the receiving end of a 4-1 ballgame Tuesday â as well as eliminated from the postseason despite a solid effort by starting pitcher Diego Rodriguez and relief pitcher Blake Smith.
FORSAN â Construction projects approved by Forsan Independent School District voters Saturday should begin before the end of the year, school officials say.
By a margin of more than three to one Saturday, Forsan Independent School District voters approved a $23.8 million construction bond to finance a new elementary campus and extensive renovations elsewhere in the district.
FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said he always believed the bond was in the best interests of the district, but conceded he was surprised by the margin of victory at the polls.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees will consider selling the mineral rights to a small patch of district property when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
The property in question is a 5.5 acre tract of land near the BSISD bus barn on the 11th Place extension, said Debbie Green, district business manager.
Green said a firm has submitted a bid to purchase 50 percent of the mineral rights to the property. BSISD will retain all surface rights to the land, she added.