Archive - 2013
Hangar 25 Air Museum is at it again â€“ exposing youth to the area's history.
For two hours â€” 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 16 â€” children between the ages of 5 and 12 will be able to learn about the Korean and Vietnam wars.
The workshop, When Worst Comes to War: Korea and Vietnam at Webb AFB, offers insight into the lives of those stationed at Webb during two historic wars.
â€śThis is yet another wonderful, educational opportunity for Big Spring kids to learn about history and how it directly impacted people from Big Spring, Texas,â€ť Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger said.
A program detailing the â€śorphan trainâ€ť that relocated more than a quarter-million children to Texas and the Midwest will be held Thursday at Heritage Museum.
Alsion Moore and Phil Lancaster will present â€śRiders on the Orphan Trainâ€ť at 6 p.m. in the museum's downstairs lobby. Admission is free, Director Nancy Raney said.
Between 1854 and 1929, more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. The last train came to Sulphur Springs, Texas, in 1929.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CONRADO VARGAS TAPIA, 40, of Shelby, N.C., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MICHAEL ANGEL ESPUDO, 28, of Menifee, Calif., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ blood alcohol more than 0.15.
â€˘ JEREMY GOMEZ, 28, of 1601 Oriole, was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal mischief â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
Helen Sbiwakowski, 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her home. Private family memorial services will be at a later date.
She was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Mount Holly, N.J., to Beylah and Harry Dilks. She married Peter Sbiwakowski on March 26, 1994, in Delaware before moving to Big Spring.
Ophelia Click, 99, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring died March 4, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Native American dancers from all over the region will pit their skills against one another April 20-21 during the ninth annual Big Spring Powwow, but before the drum circles get under way, event coordinators say sponsors and volunteers are needed to help make the cultural show a success.
Most of us would have a difficult time performing a major task every day, without fail, for a year, much less complete a painting.
For Stacy Slaten, however, producing 365 paintings in a year was more than just a chore, it was equal parts art project and teaching tool.
Slaten's work will be on display for a month beginning today at Howard College's Hall Center for the Arts. An opening reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Slaten, the art director at Howard, said she was looking around for a project when she came up with the paining-a-day project.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JASON E. DAVIS, 35, of Summerville, S.C., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ THOMAS LEWIS EASON, 37, of 4700 Highway 176, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ RUDOLFO HERNANDEZ, 18, of 1501 Lincoln, was arrested Sunday on charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ JERALD PEREZ, 31, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
Breakfast â€” it's the new supper.
Pancakes, bacon and sausage will highlight the menu when the Kiwanis Club of Big Spring hosts its annual Pancake Supper Friday.
Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Howard College cafeteria, located inside the student union building.
Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased at the door Friday or in advance at the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce or from any Kiwanis Club member.
The supper is the club's major fundraiser during the year and has been a local mainstay for more than 60 years.
Helen Louise Sbiwakowski, 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.