Archive - 2013
Evangelist Buster William Keaton passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013. Buster was born July 11, 1941, in Big Spring to Otis Carroll Keaton and Bonnie Barnes Keaton Lacy. Buster's most heartfelt prayer was salvation for all. Buster was preceded in death by his parents; brother, O.C. Keaton; sisters, Jeanett Good and Carrollene Lutz.
Jon Cedric Islas and Amanda Lucy Sanchez along with their daughter Amelia Sara Islas would like to announce their engagement.
Jon is the son of Denny and Sandra Islas of Garland, Texas. He is the grandson of Mary Martinez of Abilene, Texas and the late Joe Anthony Lopez and Valentin and Inez Islas of Coahoma, Texas. Amanda is the daughter of Henry and Patsy Sanchez of Big Spring, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Saragosa Ochoa of Big Spring, Texas and the late Lucy Ochoa and Josephine Sanchez of Midland, Texas and the late Felix Sanchez.
L.K. (Clag) and Helen Gladden will close a 53-year-long chapter in their lives on August 1 when they leave Big Spring for their new home in League City, Texas. The Chapel Class of the First Baptist Church invites the community to join them for a sendoff party Friday, July 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Parlor.
Rikki Gilbert and Casey Roberts, both of Coahoma will exchange wedding vows Aug. 17,2013 at The Hardware Store and Courtyard.
Rikki is the daughter of Kevin and Debbie Gilbert of Coahoma. She is a 2013 graduate of Coahoma High School and is attending Howard College. She is employed by Basa Resources, Inc.
Casey is the son of Troy and Jamie Roberts of Coahoma. He is a 2011 graduate of Coahoma High School. He is employed by JWL Water Well Service, Inc.
Dr. Steven Saldivar and Big Spring Independent School District trustees have announced a amicable parting of the ways.
Saldivar, superintendent of the school district for the past five years, announced his impending resignation following a closed session with trustees at their Thursday meeting.
His resignation is somewhat open-ended â€” it will be effective â€śon or beforeâ€ť June 30, 2014.
Big Spring Independent School District is bringing in outside help in an effort to boost student test scores.
BSISD trustees approved an $187,000 contract with Lead Your School, a private organization of â€śteacher coaches,â€ť during their monthly meeting Thursday evening.
This is the latest of several steps the district is taking to remove the stigma of â€śacademically unacceptableâ€ť state accountability ratings levied by the Texas Education Agency three years ago.
Raellen Marie Gilbert Thompson, 73, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Big Spring, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Vigil service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Randy Nix, 54, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Vigil and memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Jerry Duenes officiating.
He was born Jan. 19, 1959, in Flint, Mich. He graduated from Davison Community Schools in Davison, Mich., in 1977. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service. He worked at the VA Hospital in Big Spring since March 2000.
Emilie Lace Cisneros, infant, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Killeen. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born July 8, 2013, at Killeen, Texas, to Brandie and Robert Cisneros.