Archive - 2013
Elma Eltine Vines age 82 of Midland, Texas, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, after a lengthy illness.
Services for Eltine Vines will be held Monday, July 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery with John Patrick officiating. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Esther Leona (Rudeseal) Myles, 89, a bookkeeper, bank teller and homemaker, died June 13, 2013, in Frederick, Md., from complications of Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood.
Big changes are coming for the Howard-Glasscock Relay For Life. The community wrap up held Thursday was hopeful to say the least, but the American Cancer Society has directed its focus on research, which means some programs fell by the wayside.
Elisha Moberly, health initiative staff from the Odessa ACS, gave an emotional account of the changes that will take effect July 31. Although the programs were funded by private donors, ACS has discontinued the breast prosthesis and bras program as well as the gas cards that were made available to those who couldnâ€™t afford to travel for treatment.
Funtastic Fourth gets under way this evening. The two-day event will continued until about midnight, the resume Saturday morning with a full day of activities, including lots of music and vendors.
It all takes place in downtown Big Spring.
Opening ceremonies, 6 p.m.
Music by Del Castillo, Mad Mexicans & Extremo, beginning at 6 p.m.
Beer sales 6-11:30 p.m.
Many of the vendors will be open.
Food, craft and merchandise vendors throughout the day.
Holston Banks Sr., 72, of Big Spring died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Sante Fe Hospital in Temple, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the VFW building.
He was born to the Rev. Hosea and Pauline Banks on Dec. 9, 1940, in Kenedy Texas. Both preceded him in death.
Douglas E. Beams, 61, formerly of Big Spring died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Hawaii. The family will receive friends 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Jake Merritt Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Makaylah Faith Hernandez, infant daughter of Montesha and Jeremy Hernandez Sr., died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Michael Willard officiating.
She was born June 25, 2013, in Dallas.
There's only a week to go before the fireworks literally start.
The 16th annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration, featuring music, food, fun and fireworks, is set for next Wednesday at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.
While the highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the annual fireworks display â€” complete with musical accompaniment from the Big Spring Symphony â€” there will be lots more for people to enjoy, Pops Committee Chairperson Kelly Seales said.
Texas voters looking to cast a ballot in upcoming elections can prepare to pony-up a picture ID, as a landmark Supreme Court ruling issued this week will allow the state to activate its controversial voter ID law, according to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the formula that determines which states must petition Washington before making elections changes, Abbott said Texas' voter ID law would take effect immediately.
Douglas E. Beams, 61, formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Hawaii. The family will receive friends 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Jake Merritt, Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.