Archive - 2013
Mrs. May Lefern Pierce, 84, of Monroe, N.C., formerly of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Gail Cemetery, Gail, Texas. A celebration of her life will be conducted at noon Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the Henry Hall Wilson Home, 1301 East Franklin St. in N.C..
Mrs. Pierce was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Victoria, Texas, a daughter of the late John Wilbourn and Birdie M. Pearce Wilbourn. She was married to the late Lee Roy Pierce, who passed in 1976.
Almost 200 Howard County families are depending on you for a merry Christmas.
That's roughly the number of people who have applied for the Salvation Army's annual Angel Tree program, which solicits Christmas gifts for needy children and seniors in this area.
Ada Lafler of the local Salvation Army office said 133 families registered their children for the program, while about 50 seniors applied.
âActually, that number is a little bit more than last year,â Lafler said.
Don't know what to do with that ancient computer or that out-of-date printer? Put a green thumb on it, so to speak.
The city of Big Spring and Keep Big Spring Beautiful will team up for their annual e-waste collection Friday and Saturday at the city landfill on East FM 700.
Olga Godina, 54, of Big Spring, died Monday Nov. 4, 2013, at her home after a long battle with cancer. Memorial services will be 5 p.m. Thursday at East Fourth Baptist Church.
She was born May 24, 1959 to Esperanza and Pablo Escobar in Levelland, Texas. She had been a resident of Big Spring for 16 years, moving to the community from Brownfield. She was a Catholic and a homemaker.
Louise âNanaâ Booth, 89, of Big Spring, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 in a Midland, Texas, hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born June 4, 1924, in McKinney, Texas, and married Ed Booth Feb. 7, 1942, in Weatherford, Texas. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 2000.
Jessi Henry, 61, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
The Crossroads area football playoff pairings have been finalized.
Big Spring (7-3) will be facing Fabens (4-6) in Pecos on Friday at 7:30 p.m. If the Steers can rebound from Friday's 31-0 loss against Monahans and knock Fabens out of contention, they could again face Andrews (4-6) â which they defeated 61-38 in predistrict play â in the area round, should the Mustangs come out ahead of Borger (3-7).
The road will get a bit harder for BSHS if it can make it to the regional quarterfinal round. At that point, the Steers would likely face Stephenville (8-1) â the defending 3A champion.
For the first time in 23 years, Big Spring had a chance to claim at least a share of the district championship Friday at Memorial Stadium.
It wasn't the Steers' night.
District foe Monahans ended up winning the title with a 31-0 rout of Big Spring.
Hardly the end to an otherwise stellar season the Steers and Head Coach Phillip Ritchey had hoped for.
But this time around, instead of being forced to wait an entire year to for a shot redemption, BSHS only has to wait a few days, as it will be in the playoffs taking on Fabens â the first postseason appearance since 2009.
Big Springâs Economic Development Corp. is going into the rail business â in a manner of speaking.
The local city council capped more than a year of EDC planning and negotiation Tuesday by giving formal approval to a $493,000 rail line construction project at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.
The agreement between EDC and the city will expand the rail line at the airpark and is part of an overall plan by the corporation to enhance rail service in the area.
There might be oil out by them thar runways.
Big Spring City Council gave its blessing Tuesday to an agreement which will allow oil and gas exploration at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.
The council authorized City Manager Todd Darden to negotiate with representatives of Veritas Energy Partners (headquartered in San Antonio and Midland) on a contract which would allow the firm to explore 1,500 acres of the airpark for oil and gas. The agreement includes production clauses in case the company would want to commence drilling operations.