Archive - 2013
Thanks to a donation which will bring millions of dollars into its coffers, the Big Spring Community Foundation's future just took a turn for the brighter.
President Drew Mouton announced Thursday the foundation has been named beneficiary of a trust fund established by the A.K. Guthrie estate. The fund is expected to bring between $15 million and $20 million to the foundation during the next 20 years.
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Big Spring firefighter Justin Wolf addresses a group of Goliad Elementary kindergarteners during a National Fire Prevention Week demonstration at the school Thursday afternoon.
Brandon Iden and South Plains Implement were the major honorees at Thursdayâ€™s 22nd annual Ag Appreciation Luncheon.
Iden, a fourth-generation farmer/rancher, was named Ag Producer of the Year, while South Plains Implement was recognized as the Ag Business of the Year during the luncheon, sponsored by the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and held at Howard Collegeâ€™s Broughton Agriculture Complex.
Iden graduated from Sands High School, then attended Howard College before graduating from Texas Tech with a bachelorâ€™s degree in agriculture education.
Forty-one down, nine to go.
Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District were pleased to learn that officials plan to apply for only nine class-size waivers from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) this year.
â€śAs the result of (personnel) moves we made earlier this year â€” some of our staff members and some from new hires â€” we are requesting only nine class-size waivers as compared to 50 waivers that we applied for last year.â€ť said Chris Wigington, BSISD interim superintendent. â€śWithout the hires and the moves that we made, we would be requesting 29 waivers."
William A. Belew, 71, of Lamesa, died Tuesday, Oct.8, 2013, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Stan Blevins officiating. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the funeral home.
Bill was born May 24, 1942, in Scranton, Texas, and married Martha Smith Jan. 24, 1969, in Lamesa. She preceded him in death Oct. 14, 2003.
Patricia "Patty" Howell, 55, of Big Spring, Texas died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be at p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
She was born Sept. 30, 1958, in Miami, Fla. She was a homemaker, a Baptist, and a lifetime resident of Big Spring.
Officials with the Texas Secretary of State's office will be in Big Spring next week to provide help for people needing to obtain a voter identification card.
The Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety, will set up two mobile stations to help people obtain an Election Identification Certificate free of charge, Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.
STANTON â€” Sold out!
Old Sorehead Trade Days, which takes place this weekend, isnâ€™t sold out in terms of wares, antiques, handcrafted items and food (donâ€™t forget the corn dogs, kettle corn, turkey legs and funnel cakes) of course. But if youâ€™re a vendor looking for a place to do some business, youâ€™ll have to go on down the road. With 615 vendors already signed up for what organizers call â€ťthe best little show in West Texasâ€ť Stanton will definitely be bustinâ€™ at the seams.
Add in 30,000 expected visitors over the showâ€™s two-day run, and this town of 2,700 will swell indeed.
Margaret "Peg" Myrick Downing passed away after a short illness in a Bedford hospital on Oct. 5, 2013, at the age of 76.
She moved to Big Spring in 1959 and spent many of her years there as director of St. Mary's Episcopal School. She worked the last 25 years with Anglican Church of America, even serving as secretary to the Bishop of the worldwide church.
She was involved in the creation of her current church parish and was looking forward to obtaining a church building of their own.