Archive - 2013
Think you have what it takes to be a storm spotter?
Area residents can find out March 21, as the National Weather Service will present its annual Skywarn class at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers â€” located at 307 E. Fourth St.
Though the Crossroads area enjoyed a rather tame weather last year, officials with the National Weather Service say the Boy Scout mantra is one to live by: Always be prepared.
Eight Big Spring Independent School District students are heading for the state science fair, thanks to superior performances at regional competition in Odessa this past weekend.
Brittany Tan, Haley Jenkins, Chloe Bustamante, Oscar Alvarado, Trinady Joslin, Ranen Wilson and Kylie Palmer from Big Spring Junior High School, along with Rebecca Evans from Big Spring High School earned a spot in the state science fair, which will be held later this month in San Antonio.
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (Note: there were 77 prisoners in the county jail at the time of this report):
â€˘ JOE ANTHONY VILLARREAL, 26, was jailed on charges of criminal mischief and impairing/interrupting public service.
â€˘ BRANDON DENNIS OLIVETTI, was jailed on a sentence for criminal trespass.
â€˘ LOUIS BUTLER EVANS, 59, was jailed on a sentence for possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ ANTONIO PENA JR., 29, was jailed on warrants for bail jumping and failure to appear.
Ophelia Click, 99, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring, died Monday March 4, 2013, at Garrison Care Center in Lubbock. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Trinity Memorial Park with Minister Greg Surles, of 11th and Birdwell Church of Christ, officiating.
The Rev. William Thomas Vaughn Sr., better known as â€śPapa Vaughn,â€ť was born March 3, 1924, in rural Freestone County to John H. and Lugenia Allen Vaughn. He was one of 11 children. He graduated from Furney Richardson High School. The Rev. Vaughn served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1943. He matriculated at Prairie View A&M University and later at Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas. In 1945, he married Elizabeth Ross. The couple had three children.
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.