Archive - 2013
Joe and Cindy Fowler of Coahoma, Karen and Brian Moore of Big Spring and Jerry and Carlon Baker of Big Spring announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Kâ€™Leigh Marae Fowler and Jeremy Tye Baker, both of San Angelo, Texas.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ted and Eula Bell Fowler of Coahoma, James and Billie Proctor of Big Spring, the late George and Mona Moore of Big Spring and the late Ivan and the late Viola Stephenson of Plainview, Texas.
Kendal Layne Adams of Big Spring and Casey Barham of Archer City exchanged vows March 23, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring.
Kendal is the daughter of Ricky and Patti Adams of Big Spring and the granddaughteer of Sonya Swindell of Big Spring.
She is a speech-language pathologist at United Regional Hospital.
Casey is the son of Charlie and Deniese Barham and the grandson of Joyce Barham and Donna Williams. He is a petroleum engineer.
Alejandro "Alex" Escanuela Sr., 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Linda "Charlene" Rinard, 72, of Big Spring died Thursday Aug. 8, 2013, at her residence. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.at Myers & Smith Chapel. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
Further movement toward establishing a road use fee and finding a new justice of the peace will top the agenda when Howard County commissioners meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the third-floor courtroom of the county courthouse.
Commissioners will review a recent opinion from the Texas Attorney General's office that gives a green light â€” for the most part â€” to plans to charge a fee to oil field company trucks which use county roads. That money would be used to help pay for needed repairs to the deteriorating roads.
Water and oil don't mix. But with the current oil boom, companies in the business of supplying water to the masses are making a concerted effort to do so, even if it's only metaphorically.
John Littlejohn, owner and chief scientist (PhD from Harvard University in Geological Sciences) and executive head of and founder of V.V. Water Company, LLC, held a public meeting Thursday to propose building a pipeline that would supply West Texas with artesian spring water from the Edwards aquifer.
It seems like every store has some kind of back-to-school sale, so why shouldn't the state of Texas get into the act?
Parents shopping for back-to-school items for their children â€” and others just looking to save a little money â€” will get a helping hand from the state as its annual Tax Free Holiday kicks off today and runs through Sunday.
As in previous years, most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 will be exempt from sales and use taxes â€” including those sold online, by telephone or mail â€” which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.
Despite some rough weather conditions Tuesday afternoon â€” including lightning and heavy rains â€” the 2013 U.S. National Hang Gliding Championship remains on-track to wrap up one of its best years Saturday at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.
According to U.S. National Hang Gliding organizer Belinda Boulter, the pilots â€” more than 40, including competitors from the U.S., Mexico and Guatemala â€” continue to enjoy amazing flying conditions in and around the Crossroads area.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Jeff Schubert, 67 of Lubbock, Texas, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, Lubbock. Jeff died Aug. 7, 2013.
Wanda Beauchamp Petty, 81, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Elder Troy Barrington officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the funeral home.
Wanda was born June 6, 1932, in Midland, Texas, and married Estil Petty Sept. 24, 1950, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death March 28, 2005.