Archive - 2013
Mark A. Pattin, 50, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Myers and Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel.
He was born Sept. 29, 1962, to Carol and Bill Pattin in Oakland, Calif. He was a longtime resident of Big Spring, coming to the community in 1986. He worked for Yale E. Key, Shroyer Motor Company, Walmart and T/A Travel Center. He had also owned Carraiger Cab Company. He was a Catholic.
Barbara Russell, 81, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Ken McMeans officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at the funeral home.
A.C. (Cotton) and Billie Mize will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Saturday Aug. 31, 2013. The couple will spend a relaxing weekend in Ruidoso, N.M.
Cotton was born in Big Spring. Billie was born Billie Yvonne Norris in California. As a young woman, she moved from Fresno, Calif. to Big Spring, Texas and began working at the state drug store where she met Cotton, after he returned from serving in World War II in the United States Air Force in January 1947.
Eloisa Arriola, 85, of Big Spring, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug.29, 2013. Prayer service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joe Torres officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Big Spring's congressman is in a listening mood.
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Lubbock), will hold a â€śtown hall listening sessionâ€ť at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Hall Center for the Arts on the Howard College campus.
Neugebauer is expected to update residents on recent happenings from the U.S. Congress, but will also answer questions from his constituents.
Baylea Morgin Fox and Michael Calvin â€śRockâ€ť Roquemore, both of Lubbock, Texas will exchange wedding vows at 6 p.m. Nov. 2, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church. A reception will follow at The Courtyard in Big Spring, Texas.
Baylea is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Fox of Big Spring, Texas and the late, Gary Heith Ware.
She is a 2009 graduate of Big Spring High School and a 2013 graduate of Texas Tech Health Science Center receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is employed by Bob Jones Speech Language Hearing Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Valcee and Bettie Cox celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with their family at a restaurant in Paris, France Aug. 17.
Mr. and Mrs. Cox, retired school teachers, were joined at the celebration by their son, Alan Cox and his daughter, Genevieve Cox, who live in Austin. There were also joined by their daughter, Amy Kinsey and her daughter Ally Kinsey, who live in Westminster, Colo. The Coxes were presented a 50th Anniversary decorative plate and treated to 10 days of sightseeing with their family.
Howard County Fair officials are making a special effort to reach out to children this year.
The fair, which runs from Sept. 26-28, will have special hours reserved solely for area elementary students, organizers said.
There will be no admission fee between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, said Sandy Stewart of the fair association.
â€śThese hours are available only to the (county) elementary schools and are not our regular hours,â€ť Stewart said. â€śExhibits have been planned to entertain and educate the children.â€ť
HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
The 42nd Annual West Texas Rod Run and SonicCruise car show at Comanche Trail Park Saturday was a treat for car enthusiasts. Gary Brosh, South Central Division Safety Inspector for the vehicles featured in the show, inspects an entry owned by Bill Faulds Saturday morning.
There will be very little laboring on Labor Day for area municipal and education employees.
In observance of Labor Day, most municipal and county offices will be closed Monday, officials said.
The City of Big Spring will close all offices, including the landfill, on Monday, and there will be no sanitation pickup, according to a news release from City Manager Todd Darden.
Emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) will continue normal operations and the On-Call Emergency Utilities Department can be contacted at 264-2392.