Archive - 2013
Preparations for this year's Funtastic Fourth downtown celebration are starting to pick up steam.
The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Downtown Revitalization Association in conjunction with Alon USA/Alon Brands, will be held June 28-29 on Scurry and Main streets between Third and Second, organizers said.
There will be food, vendor booths, games and children's rides aplenty, but most of all, there will be music â€” lots and lots of music.
Allen Johnson and Christy Brorman, two of the event's organizers, said several music acts are lined up for the two-day festival.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BRENDA GONZALES, 38, of 1210 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for speeding, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to appear (two counts).
â€˘ CHRISTINA MARIE ROJAS, 26, of 1503 W. Cherokee, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JUSTIN KYLE DAHMER, 24, of 2313 Gunter, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and bail jumping â€“ failure to appear (fine only).
Stephanie Baker, 32, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Gilbert T. "Mono" Franco, 63, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALFONSO GARCIA POSADA, 47, of Austin, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ TERELL HOUSTON, 21, of 2609 Hunter Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€˘ STEPHANIE ELAINE BAKER, 32, of 1606 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MARY BETH KLINGENBERG, 27, of 1104.5 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
Donald â€śDonâ€ť L. Rodricks, 79, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Big Spring, Texas, has gone to be with the Lord with his wife, Carolyn; sons, Wayne, Gene and Steve; and his granddaughter, Kristie, by his side on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Gilbert, Ariz.
He was born Aug. 23, 1933, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Orville and Gertrude Rodricks. Don grew up in Southern California and enjoyed spending time at the beaches and mountains of Big Bear. Graduating from Canoga Park High School in 1952, Don served in the Army during the Korean War.
God welcomed home another angel April 21, 2013. Gail is now holding hands with Floyd and rejoicing with the angels. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Church of the Nazarene. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Candy Andrews, 81, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, April 19, 2013, in a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Candy was born April 15, 1932, in Potter County, Texas, and married Raymond Andrews on Feb. 5, 1949, in San Angelo. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 2001.
ROCKPORT â€” Ray Davis Brashears was born to Virgil Jessie and Isla Roberta Brashears in Weatherford, Texas, on Feb. 12, 1928. Ray passed away on April 20, 2013, in San Marcos, Texas.
FORSAN â€” In the past eight years, the Forsan softball program has been dominant.
Under the tutelage of Head Coach Shanna Taylor, the Lady Buffaloes â€” who recorded a 12-2 district record â€” have not only made the playoffs each season, they have not been knocked out until the regional quarterfinal round or later.
After the recent University Interscholastic league realignment, Forsan dropped from Class 2A to 1A â€” making it an even bigger fish in an even smaller pond. And that's just fine with Taylor, who hopes to take her girls all the way to the state championship in 2013.