Archive - 2013
GLEN ROSE, Texas â€” Following in his father's footsteps, Trevor Kernick â€” son of Rhonda and Howard College Rodeo Coach Greg Kernick â€” is making his presence known on the junior rodeo circuit.
Most recently, Kernick competed in the Ultimate Calf Roping finals in Glen Rose, where he showcased his roping skills, first by winning a single-elimination tournament. Kernick, who is heading into the eighth grade at Coahoma I.S.D., claimed a Circle Y trophy saddle and advanced to the Tournament of Champions.
An eight-hour standoff with Big Spring police officers ended with the arrest of two people this morning.
Jesse Lopez, 45, and Teresa Lang, 30, were in custody following the standoff that began when Big Spring Police Department narcotics investigators, acting on a Crimestoppers tip, responded to Room 101 at the Plaza Inn, 700 W. Interstate 20, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Run into any Big Spring State Hospital employee in town and more than likely you will find them sporting green T-shirts with vivid neon accents.
To the untrained eye, it appears as a cute, catchy shirt, but to most Big Spring State Hospital employees it symbolizes something much more.
â€śI think any time any hospital employee sees that shirt they remember rally day,â€ť said Mique Yarbar, Big Spring State Hospital programs manager.
A tax rate identical to last year's and an increase in sanitation rates headlined Monday night's special meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the municipality began its week-long trek to lay out its fiscal plan for 2013-2014.
Albert Christianson, 87, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Mitchell County Hospital in Colorado City. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Accountability wise, work remains to be done at Big Spring Independent School District.
Three years after being tagged as â€śacademically unacceptableâ€ť by the Texas Education Agency, BSISD fared little better In the revamped state accountability rankings â€” Big Spring was one of 80 school districts or charters in the state to receive a a rating of â€śimprovement required,â€ť the lowest of three possible ratings.
Almost 93 percent of school districts in the state received a â€śmet standardsâ€ť ranking, TEA officials said.
Alejandro "Alex, Leco" Escanuela Sr., 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Winkler County, Texas, and married Yolanda "Landie" DeLeon on Jan. 23, 1959, in Big Spring, Texas.
Roy Lee Williams Sr., 62, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating.
Merly Jackson, 76, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The silent sentinels have been afforded new wardrobes thanks to some community minded Big Springers. Two hundred fire hydrants were adopted during the Adopt-A-Hydrant contest that ran from May 20 through July 31 with 168 contest entrants.
Judging took place Aug. 3, and cash prizes were awarded to the winners.
Winning entries in the adult division are: First place, Susan Holbertâ€“Lester, $300 ; second place and $200 â€“ the Watkins family; and third place and $100 â€“ the DeLeon family.