Archive - 2013
Raymond McKee, 81, of Big Spring passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters and the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
A.G. Martinez, 85, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Youth Football Association sign-ups being held now
Crossroads Youth Football Association is holding sign-ups for players and cheer squads at the Big Spring Mall on Saturday, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Flag football (5-7 years), will be $85 per child; Tackle (8-9 and 10-12 years), will cost $160; and cheer (K-12 years) will be $125.
For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/cyfa/
BSHS season tickets on sale now
Investigators with the Big Spring Police Department made a grisly discovery Monday afternoon, as the bodies of two female subjects were discovered at a home in the 1400 block of Stadium.
According to police officials, the bodies â€” which were heavily decomposed â€” are believed to be 83-year-old Helen Thomason and her daughter, 51-year-old Carol Thomason.
Officers were dispatched to 1420 Stadium at approximately 4 p.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD.
Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar announced this morning he has accepted the chief administrator's post at Anthony ISD in far West Texas.
Saldivar, who recently submitted his resignation here, was named â€ślone finalistâ€ť for the superintendent position at Anthony during that school district's board meeting Monday. His hiring will become official after a mandatory three-week waiting period.
He first interviewed for the position two weeks ago, then was called back for a second interview last week before being named the lone finalist.
Mary Ruth Peterson, 83, of Big Spring went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 29, 2013, in Big Spring. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Mary Ruth was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Ackerly, Texas, to J.C. and Maybelle (Reed) Niblett. She married Rodney Peterson on Feb. 13, 1954, in Lovington, N.M. He preceded her in death July 29, 2011.
With a little less than a month left before area parents have to send their children back to school, the local Salvation Army is asking for assistance with its annual Back to School Drive.
And while the trek back to school may elicit groans about teachers and books from students, it will leave many parents in a fiscal pinch as they desperately try to pay for their children's back to school supplies, a task the Big Spring Salvation Army is hoping to step in and assist with.
In a few more days, Big Spring is going to be (figuratively) crawling with Aggies.
The Howard County A&M Club will hold its 14th annual WesTexAgs Shootout Saturday, Aug. 3 to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.
While many A&M lovers expected to attend, the Shootout open to everyone, collegiate allegiance notwithstanding.
Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year's Shootout:
Kagen Ray Boubek, a boy, was born July 13, 2013 at 11:16 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long.
Kagen is the son Tiffany Boubek and Kurt Boubek II of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Russell Strong and Ana Saucedo.
Paternal grandparents are the late Kurt F. Boubeck and Angela Maker. Kagen was welcomed home by his parents and a brother and sister.
Alana Jakas of Brighton, N.Y., and Wolfgang Robinson of Big Spring, Texas, will exchange wedding vows Sept. 28, 2013, in Cape Cod, Mass.
Alana is a 2004 graduate of Brighton High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts. She is a food scientist at Mondelez International.
Wolfgang is the son of Michael and Monica Robinson. He is a 2003 graduate of Big Spring High School, a 2009 graduate of Portland State University and a 2012 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law.
He is a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes, P.J.A.D.