Archive - 2013
Horace Rankin, 84, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Maria Margarita Rodriguez, 48, of Midland, formerly of Ackerly died Monday, July 2, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Edward Cruz, 96, of Big Spring died Friday, July 19, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
As an investigation into the February death of a Big Spring man remains at a standstill while investigators await lab reports, members of the man's family are pleading with Crossroads residents with information on the case to come forward.
Daniel Flores, 44, was pronounced dead the evening Feb. 19 in a vehicle at his residence in the 1400 block of W. Second Street after family members discovered his body, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.
The Big Spring City Council is expected to consider final reading of an ordinance designed to define and shape the use of modular homes, temporary workforce housing and â€śman campsâ€ť in the city limits when it meets Tuesday evening.
The ordinance â€” which was commissioned by the council in hopes of limiting the damaging effects of the oil boom associated with the Cline Shale discovery â€” takes a number of steps to regulate how the â€śman campsâ€ť and other temporary housing will be used within the city limits.
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 each Saturday, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Registration is open until Aug. 17.
BSHS season tickets going on sale soon
SAN ANGELO â€” Big Spring's Senior League All-Stars were eliminated in their second match-up against San Antonio Capitol Park on Saturday by a score of 10-1 at the Texas Sports Complex, but the 15 and 16-year olds comprising the squad can hold their heads high. The team finished third in the entire state and put together the longest postseason run of any Big Spring Little League roster on record.
In Saturday morning's elimination game against South Garland, Adam Franco engaged in a pitching duel with the opposing hurler. The offense began making noise in the fifth.
Â Editor's Note: Author Janet Rebhan was born and raised in Big Spring, Texas, an oil and military town where she also volunteered one summer at the Veterans Administration hospital. When she was 16, her family moved to Los Angeles, where she studied creative writing at UCLA and Moorpark College. She currently resides in Agoura Hills, Calif. â€śFinding Tranquility Baseâ€ť is her first novel.
Howard County commissioners are expected to begin interviewing potential replacements for the justice of the peace position being vacated by longtime official Quail Dobbs during Monday morning's meeting.
Dobbs announced last month he would be stepping down as Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace at the end of the year. The Howard County native has served as an unofficial goodwill ambassador for Coahoma for the past several decades and first made a name for himself as a rodeo clown, earning a spot in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame for his achievements.
Gig 'em, Aggie lovers.
For the 14th consecutive year, the Howard County A&M Club will hold its WesTexAgs Shootout Saturday, Aug. 3 to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.
Anyone, allegiance to a certain land grant university in College Station notwithstanding, is welcome to attend.
Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year's Shootout:
â€˘ A four-person scramble golf tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person and includes cart and green fees.