Archive - 2013
Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar announced this morning he has accepted the chief administrator's post at Anthony ISD in far West Texas.
Saldivar, who recently submitted his resignation here, was named â€ślone finalistâ€ť for the superintendent position at Anthony during that school district's board meeting Monday. His hiring will become official after a mandatory three-week waiting period.
He first interviewed for the position two weeks ago, then was called back for a second interview last week before being named the lone finalist.
Mary Ruth Peterson, 83, of Big Spring went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 29, 2013, in Big Spring. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Mary Ruth was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Ackerly, Texas, to J.C. and Maybelle (Reed) Niblett. She married Rodney Peterson on Feb. 13, 1954, in Lovington, N.M. He preceded her in death July 29, 2011.
With a little less than a month left before area parents have to send their children back to school, the local Salvation Army is asking for assistance with its annual Back to School Drive.
And while the trek back to school may elicit groans about teachers and books from students, it will leave many parents in a fiscal pinch as they desperately try to pay for their children's back to school supplies, a task the Big Spring Salvation Army is hoping to step in and assist with.
In a few more days, Big Spring is going to be (figuratively) crawling with Aggies.
The Howard County A&M Club will hold its 14th annual WesTexAgs Shootout Saturday, Aug. 3 to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.
While many A&M lovers expected to attend, the Shootout open to everyone, collegiate allegiance notwithstanding.
Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year's Shootout:
Kagen Ray Boubek, a boy, was born July 13, 2013 at 11:16 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long.
Kagen is the son Tiffany Boubek and Kurt Boubek II of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Russell Strong and Ana Saucedo.
Paternal grandparents are the late Kurt F. Boubeck and Angela Maker. Kagen was welcomed home by his parents and a brother and sister.
Alana Jakas of Brighton, N.Y., and Wolfgang Robinson of Big Spring, Texas, will exchange wedding vows Sept. 28, 2013, in Cape Cod, Mass.
Alana is a 2004 graduate of Brighton High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts. She is a food scientist at Mondelez International.
Wolfgang is the son of Michael and Monica Robinson. He is a 2003 graduate of Big Spring High School, a 2009 graduate of Portland State University and a 2012 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law.
He is a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes, P.J.A.D.
Schoep has passed away.
The nicest man in the world, John Unger, has lost his companion. Schoep had just had his 20th birthday. A huge milestone considering Unger was contemplating euthanasia late July of last year.
But after what was supposed to be a final photo of Unger and Schoep went viral on the Internet, Unger was able to spend a few more precious months with his friend.
Graveside services for John E. Dever Jr., 80, of Lubbock, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013. Services are under the direction of Abell Funeral Home & Flower Shop of Abernathy, Texas, and will be held in the Abernathy Cemetery.
Mr. Dever died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Lubbock.
Angela "Lita" DeAnda Rodriguez, 90, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her residence. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
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 olĂ© 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.