Archive - 2013
A.G. Martinez II, 85, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully and Deacon Victor Lopez officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
David Ybarra, 46, of Big Spring passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Mary Wells, 85, of Jal, N.M., died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Joyce Barrett, 78, of Coahoma died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Coahoma Cemetery. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
An early morning fire Tuesday destroyed a Big Spring home and sent a local resident to the hospital.
The fire occurred around 5 a.m. in the 200 block of Hillcrest in west Big Spring, Fire Marshal Carl Condray said.
The fire apparently started in the garage area of the split-level, ranch style home and was discovered by one of the home's occupants as they were leaving for work. The timing of the discovery was extremely crucial in saving the residents' lives, Condray said, because the fire quickly spread and soon engulfed the home.
A Big Spring man was arrested Tuesday at a residence in the 2500 block of Dow on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Christopher Bedford, 33, of 2513 Dow, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with several reports of forgery and passing counterfeit checks, according to law enforcement records. Bedford is being held at the Howard County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
Raymond McKee, 81, of Big Spring passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters and the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
A.G. Martinez, 85, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
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 on Saturday, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Flag football (5-7 years), will be $85 per child; Tackle (8-9 and 10-12 years), will cost $160; and cheer (K-12 years) will be $125.
For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/cyfa/
BSHS season tickets on sale now
Investigators with the Big Spring Police Department made a grisly discovery Monday afternoon, as the bodies of two female subjects were discovered at a home in the 1400 block of Stadium.
According to police officials, the bodies â€” which were heavily decomposed â€” are believed to be 83-year-old Helen Thomason and her daughter, 51-year-old Carol Thomason.
Officers were dispatched to 1420 Stadium at approximately 4 p.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD.