Archive - 2013
A funeral service for Donna Jo Hedges, 54, of Big Spring will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Crestview Baptist Church with Gerald Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
Donna passed away Thursday March 23, 2013, in Big Spring. She was born Dec. 7, 1958, in San Angelo to Thomas Ray and Nita (Sikes) Mathis. She married Mark Hedges on Oct. 28, 2006, in Big Spring. Donnaâ€™s grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished each minute spent with them. She loved to travel as often as possible.
Janie Harrison (Mrs. Rayford) has known for many years about a small cemetery north of Big Spring because her father had told her about it when she was in high school.
He showed her the small fenced area and said, â€śI want you to know about this so that it wonâ€™t be forgotten. We donâ€™t know who is buried here.â€ť
He called it the Phillips Cemetery because the Phillips family had owned the land at one time. The McCauleys owned the land before the Phillips family and Craig Ingram is the present owner, his father having purchased it from the Phillips.
Apparently, it's going to take more than a serious snake bite to keep Jackie Bibby away from the Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup.
Bibby, who holds several world records for snake-handling, was loading rattlesnakes for transport to a show in Brownwood earlier this month when he was bitten in the stomach by one of the creatures.
He was rushed to Brownwood Regional Medical Center and received several injections of anti-venom. At one point, he was listed in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit, the Brownwood News reported.
ELBOW â€” Forsan Independent School District officials made their case for a $23 million construction bond before a large crowd of district residents at Elbow Elementary Thursday night.
In an almost-packed school gymnasium, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson, school trustees, administrators and consultants made a presentation on plans for the bond money, which include building a new elementary campus to replace Elbow.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ FREDDIE WILLIAMS, 39, of 2539 Gunter, was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ LACEY LEE, 18, of 1800 S. Monticello, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ADAM MONTEZ VIERA, 28, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 67, was arrested Thursday on a charge of shoplifting â€“ more then $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ SHANE DOUGLAS SNOEN, 18, of 1804 State St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft â€“ more than $500 and less than $1,500.
Hutchinson, Kan. â€” Another thrilling season of Howard College men's basketball is in the books.
The Hawks â€” who received an at-large bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship tournament â€” was eliminated Thursday by a scrappy Vincennes squad, 70-65.
It looked like business as usual for Howard in the opening minutes of play.
The Heritage Museum is usually a sedate place, but Saturday, there will be plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping, singing and guitar picking going on.
Big Spring natives Philip Ferguson and June Stocks and their band, Texas True, will perform a wide array of bluegrass-themed music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 510 Scurry.
Admission is free to the event, Museum Director Nancy Raney said. A CD of the band's music will be on sale, with half of the proceeds going to the museum.
March Madness is fueling enthusiasm all across the United States â€” even in Big Spring!
Hoops, Dreams and Goals, an effort by West Texas Centers to celebrate Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, will be held Friday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
In its ninth year, the event pits 10 teams in friendly competition, tournament style. Fans and organizers also recognize spirit teams and sportsmanship.
The tournament is free and open to the public. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BRYAN L. MATA, 20, of 1302 S. Birdwell Lane, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for driving while license invalid.
â€˘ GOMEZINDO DIAZ, 22, of 1611 E. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PATRICK TERRALL KESLER, 34, of 1600 S. Lancaster, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€˘ DON LLOYD BROOKS, 46, of 1712 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Alan L. â€śSkinnyâ€ť Higgins of Lubbock, formerly of Plainview and Big Spring passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the age of 86. Skinny married Geneva Merle McKee on March 5, 1948. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Skinny retired in 2010 after 59 years in the cotton industry.