Archive - 2013
Myrna "LaRue" Casey, 75, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, passed peacefully through the pearly gates to heaven Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Austin, Texas, after a gallant five-year battle with colon cancer.
LaRue was born March 22, 1938, to E.C. and Edna Casey. LaRue was a 1956 graduate of "Dear olÃ© Big Spring High" where she was proudly elected "Ranch Queen" in 1955. LaRue loved Big Spring and its people. In the mid 90s, LaRue moved to Georgetown, Texas, to be closer to her family.
Gwyn Dunnam, 67, of Big Spring died Thursday July 25, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Sam Segundo officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Gwyn was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Wheeler, Texas, to Lavoy and Jack Davis. They moved to Big Spring in 1955 from Austin. Gwyn married Tommy Dunnam on Feb. 12, 1965, in Big Spring. She was a homemaker, caregiver and a Baptist. Her greatest pleasure in life was caring for her grandchildren.
Howard County commissioners will meet during a special-called meeting Monday morning to begin work in-earnest on the government entity's 2013-2014 fiscal plan.
The Howard County Appraisal District released certified values this week, with Howard County seeing a slight downturn in its certified taxable values. The county saw values dip to $3,201,897,608 this year, down $248,038,790 compared to values estimated at $3,449,936,398 in 2012.
A six-month multi-agency investigation culminated Wednesday morning with the arrest of 10 Big Spring residents â€” and warrants being issued for several more â€” on various drug charges.
Officers with the Big Spring Police Department, Howard County Sheriff's Office and Department of Homeland Security were all involved in Wednesday's arrests, BSPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said.
The city of Big Spring is ready to lend a helping hand to potential and existing restaurateurs in the Big Spring area, as the municipality gets ready to offer a number of classes to prepare them for health and sanitation inspections.
According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, a lack of resources for state inspectors has called for the city to step in and begin conducting inspections in the Crossroads area, with the responsibility falling to the local fire marshal's office.
Adele D. Fleming, 87, passed from this life July 24, 2013. She was currently living at Royal Estates in Abilene and had lived in Big Spring for many years.
Adele was born to Doyle and Ethel Davis on Nov. 14, 1925, in Martin County. She attended Flower Grove School and graduated as valedictorian in 1943. She married Don Lee Fleming on Feb. 2, 1944, in Ackerly. They had three daughters and one son.
George C. Franklin, 83, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dennis Teeters officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Bobby Joe Capps, 69, of Coahoma died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coahoma Church of Christ with Eddy Pitchford officiating.
He was born June 10, 1944, to Faye and Babe Capps in Groesbeck, Texas. He married Frances Allen on Aug. 30, 1962, in Sand Springs. He was a resident of Howard County for more than 50 years. He was a pumper for Walsh and Watts for 35 years, retiring in 2006. He was a member of Coahoma Church of Christ.
Angela Rodriguez, 90, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending with Myers & Smith Funeral Home.