Archive - 2013
Aubrey Ray Darden, 70, of Big Spring, went peacefully to be with his blessed Lord on Thursday, Aug.8, 2013, at his residence with his wife and family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with his brother, Billy Jack Darden, officiating and Pastor Guy White Sr. delivering his eulogy. His Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the funeral home.
Roy Lee Williams Sr., 62, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending with Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Charlene Rinard, 72, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
COAHOMA â Decimated by injuries in 2012, The Coahoma Bulldogs â who expected a playoff berth at the very least â were forced to settle for a 2-8 record. With just about every starter absent at some point during the season, CHS Head Coach Trey Gardner had to improvise. He played backups, he pulled guys from junior varsity, he changed up positions â anything to keep 11 relatively healthy players on the field.
There have been at least two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus within the city limits of Big Spring, according to a report from the Texas Department of State Health Services issued Wednesday.
The Texas Department of State Health Services notified officials with the city of Big Spring regarding the confirmed cases, according to a press release issued by Big Spring Fire Department Chief Craig Ferguson this morning.
COAHOMA â An early afternoon fire here Wednesday destroyed a trailer home, but its occupants fortunately escaped injury.
The fire started shortly after 2 p.m. in the 300 block of Hoover Avenue. Several units from the Howard County Volunteer and Big Spring fire departments arrived shortly thereafter to find the home engulfed in flames.
HCVFD Chief Tommy Sullivan said the fire appeared to have started in the living room area and quickly spread to all other areas of the trailer home.
Beulah Mae Stoeger, 90, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in an Odessa hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Martin C. Meissner was born in Midland County to Gustav and Alma Meissner and grew up on a farm with his parents, four sisters and two brothers. He was baptized at, confirmed at and attended Grace Lutheran Church. Martin attended Prairie Lee School as a young child and graduated from Midland High School. Martin then went to college at Tarleton State and Texas Tech, where he took part in Army ROTC.
FORSAN â Quality, not quantity. That's what Forsan Head Football Coach Jason Phillips is working with this year as he prepares his team for another season in what is quickly becoming one of the most competitive Class A districts in the state â one which includes two-time defending state champion Stamford and Anson, who compiled a 10-2 record and finished with a top 10 ranking.
As for the Buffaloes, they earned a playoff berth in 2012, but were ousted in the bi-district round by Quanah. Phillips' goal is to take his team deeper into the postseason.
The Comanche Trail City Championship Tournament â where Big Spring's best golfers compete for bragging rights on the links in a decades-old event â was held over the weekend.
Pro Shop Manager Linda Summersell said it was a successful tourney, as always.
âWe had a real good turnout,â she remarked. âEven with the women. We had more praticipate than usual. Everyone had a real good time and it all turned out well.â