Archive - 2013
Gilbert T. "Mono" Franco, 63, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALFONSO GARCIA POSADA, 47, of Austin, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ TERELL HOUSTON, 21, of 2609 Hunter Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€˘ STEPHANIE ELAINE BAKER, 32, of 1606 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MARY BETH KLINGENBERG, 27, of 1104.5 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
Donald â€śDonâ€ť L. Rodricks, 79, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Big Spring, Texas, has gone to be with the Lord with his wife, Carolyn; sons, Wayne, Gene and Steve; and his granddaughter, Kristie, by his side on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Gilbert, Ariz.
He was born Aug. 23, 1933, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Orville and Gertrude Rodricks. Don grew up in Southern California and enjoyed spending time at the beaches and mountains of Big Bear. Graduating from Canoga Park High School in 1952, Don served in the Army during the Korean War.
God welcomed home another angel April 21, 2013. Gail is now holding hands with Floyd and rejoicing with the angels. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Church of the Nazarene. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Candy Andrews, 81, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, April 19, 2013, in a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Candy was born April 15, 1932, in Potter County, Texas, and married Raymond Andrews on Feb. 5, 1949, in San Angelo. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 2001.
ROCKPORT â€” Ray Davis Brashears was born to Virgil Jessie and Isla Roberta Brashears in Weatherford, Texas, on Feb. 12, 1928. Ray passed away on April 20, 2013, in San Marcos, Texas.
FORSAN â€” In the past eight years, the Forsan softball program has been dominant.
Under the tutelage of Head Coach Shanna Taylor, the Lady Buffaloes â€” who recorded a 12-2 district record â€” have not only made the playoffs each season, they have not been knocked out until the regional quarterfinal round or later.
After the recent University Interscholastic league realignment, Forsan dropped from Class 2A to 1A â€” making it an even bigger fish in an even smaller pond. And that's just fine with Taylor, who hopes to take her girls all the way to the state championship in 2013.
Faced with the high probability of more cuts in state money in its future, Howard College will raise certain tuition and fee rates this coming fall.
College trustees unanimously voted in favor of the increases during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon.
Howard has absorbed $2 million in cuts in state appropriations the past five years and even more are likely on the horizon â€” College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said the Texas House version of the state's new budget calls for a $371,000 cut in state appropriations over the next two years.
FORSAN â€” If voters approved a $23 million construction bond at Forsan Independent School District, only a tiny portion of the costs will be shouldered by residents.
Voters were given a breakdown of anticipated bond costs during a public hearing on the matter at the junior high/high school auditorium Monday evening.
The $23.8 million bond would finance construction of a new elementary school, as well as renovations at the secondary campus. Voters will decide the issue's fate May 11.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERTO GARZA JR., 29, of 1700 S. Main St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, expired registration and failure to appear (three counts).
â€˘ ANDREW RAMIRO GUTIERREZ, 21, of 3604 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JUSTIN WILLIAM GONZALES, 20, of 1112 Mulberry, was arrested Monday on a warrant for duty on striking fixture or landscaping.