Archive - 2013
By LYNDEL MOODY
Adopt a Military Hero, Howard Countyâs Christmas for the Troops, is calling on volunteers to help wrap-up its annual drive to send gifts to deployed military personnel.
âWe have everything set up like an assembly line,â said Debbie Burrow, program coordinator. âWeâve already prepackaged boxes. We know what order they need to be packed in for it all to go there. Then they are sealed up and the post office picks them up on Friday.â
The community is encouraged to participate in the activities surrounding the Lady Steers' departure for the state UIL state volleyball championship tournament in Garland on Wednesday.
A pep rally is slated for 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, then at about 10 a.m., the Lady Steers will board the bus and be escorted out of town by local law enforcement.
The planned route will begin on the west side of the high school, then south on Goliad to 24th, then west on 24th to Gregg, then to I-20.
Tricia Jo Tompkins, 41, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, holding the hands of the people she loved most. Her courage and faith remained with her as she âfought to the end.â The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Doug Shelley, pastor of East Side Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Edith âTinkâ Harrell, 90, of Lubbock, Texas, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, died Saturday Nov, 16, 2013, at Crown Point Health Suites in Lubbock. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Matt Wolfington of Saint Lukeâs United Methodist Church of Lubbock officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Elvira Gander, 73, of Big Spring, Texas, died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers& Smith Funeral Home.
Charles Thompson, 73, of Big Spring, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Itâs lucky number seven for the annual Empty Bowls event.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is gearing up for the annual event, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
This year, the event is being sponsored by the Howard College Art Department, the Big Spring High School Art Department and H-E-B.
With less than a month to go, preparations for the annual Festival of Lights have gone past high gear and are safely into overdrive, organizers said.
The 17th annual Christmas season attraction, which attracts thousands of visitors to Comanche Trail Park, will run from Dec. 15-31 at Comanche Trail Park, longtime director Pat Simmons said.
But the attraction will get its unofficial start the evening of Thanksgiving, when the switches are thrown on several lighted poinsettias which will decorate the dam at Comanche Trail Lake.
SNYDER â Big Spring is headed to the state championship tournament.
The Lady Steers (31-13) may as well have been playing a home game Saturday against District 4-3A nemesis Abilene Wylie, as the crowd was very Big Spring-centric. And quite loud.
PECOS â In a display of sheer domination, Big Spring (8-3) defeated Fabens (4-7) 61-21 at Eagle Stadium Friday, earning the bi-district championship for the first time since 2009.
There were no pivotal moments which served as turning points in momentum â the Steers simply dominated in all phases of the game from the opening kickoff, amassing more than 650 yards of total offense while keeping the Wildcats stymied with smothering defense.