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August 2nd

Foul play not found in deaths of local women

August 2, 2013

The bodies of two Big Spring women who were discovered in the bathroom of their home Monday afternoon died of natural causes, according to law enforcement officials.

Autopsies on 83-year-old Helen Thomason and her daughter, 51-year-old Carol Thomason were performed Wednesday, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.

Howard College breaking ground for San Angelo expansion

August 2, 2013

SAN ANGELO — Growing pains ... not a bad thing to have at all if you are the San Angelo campus of Howard College.

Thanks to the record growth over the last several years, the campus is finally getting two new buildings. The official ground breaking is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the West Texas Training Center campus on U.S. Highway 67.

Joyce Ann Barrett

August 2, 2013

Joyce Ann Barrett, 78, of Coahoma died July 31, 2013, in her home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Coahoma Cemetery.

She was born March 11, 1935, to parents Samuel Hicks and Ruby Elliott in Coahoma, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Barrett Sr.; and brothers, Roger Hicks and Bobby Hicks.

David Ybarra Sr.

August 2, 2013

David Ybarra Sr., 46, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his residence. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born Aug. 19, 1966, in Fresno, Calif., to Mary and Jesse Ybarra. He worked in the oil field and was a two year member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.

Mary Helen Wells

August 2, 2013

Mary Helen Wells, 85, of Jal, N.M., formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Trinity Memorial Park.

Mary Helen Wells

August 2, 2013

Mary Helen Wells, 85, of Jal, N.M., formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Trinity Memorial Park.

Kathryn Stewart

August 2, 2013

Kathryn Stewart, 63, of Stanton died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in a Stanton nursing home. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

August 1st

BSISD to begin search for new superintendent

August 1, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District trustees will soon begin searching in earnest for a new superintendent.

Current Superintendent Steven Saldivar, who headed BSISD since 2008, announced Tuesday he will be leaving within the next few weeks to accept a similar position with Anthony ISD. Saldivar's hiring at Anthony is expected to become official Aug. 20.

“He helped our school district,” Board President Irene Rodriguez said. “I have nothing but good things to say about Steven … and I wish him and his family the best at Anthony.”

United Way kickoff coming up

August 1, 2013

The tradition stays alive as the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County gear up for the 69th annual campaign kick-off Aug. 17 at the Big Spring Country Club, starting at 6 p.m.

“As always, the entire board is ready to jump feet first into what we are expecting to be another successful campaign,” said Ann McClarty, United Way of Big Spring and Howard County president.

Tickets are $25 per person. Due to the venue, there will be limited seating. The evening will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, live music from Freeride and a silent auction.

Raymond L. McKee

August 1, 2013

Raymond L. McKee, 81, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, surrounded by the love of two daughters, two granddaughters and two sisters. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters and the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

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