November 22nd, 2013
Herald Staff Report
ABILENE, Texas â Matthew Castaneda, the Big Spring police officer arrested on a federal indictment earlier this week, is accused of bringing contraband to an inmate while he was employed by GEO group.
Castaneda, 23, of Big Spring was taken into custody was arrested after a federal grand jury returned an indictment last week, charging him with one count of bribery of public officials.
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The starting time for todayâs Steer football playoff game vs. Andrews has been changed from 7:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.
By ANDREIA MEDLIN
It is often said that we influence the people in our lives whether we are aware of it or not. Sadly, only the ones we leave behind will be witness to our legacy.
It would be impossible to summarize the profound impact John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his family had, not only on the culture and society of the United States of America, but on those of foreign cultures all over the globe.
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The Howard County theater department will present a public performance of âAll in the Timing,â a play by David Ives, this weekend.
The play is a life-affirming comedy of metaphysics. Structured as a stream of short vignettes that explore the delightful absurdity and inherent hilarity in joyfully doomed human communication. The performance offers a lightning quick race for of love, death and immortality, monkeys and lovers, communists and composers.
Ernestine âMelnaâ Childers, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at her residence.Â Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Cremator
Donald Wheat, 67, of Big Spring, Texas died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in a Lubbock hospital. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Bakers Chapel AME, 911 N. Lancaster in Big Spring with the Rev. Holston Banks II officiating.
Donald was born March 31, 1946, in Nixon, Texas. He graduated from Big Spring High School and moved to Denver, Colo., and worked in the steel mills where he retired and then moved back to Big Spring.
Royal Daniel Padden Sr., 55, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Masonic Rites will be by Staked Plains Lodge 598, A.F. & A.M.
He was born Sept. 1, 1958, to Kay and Ray Padden in Elk Rapids, Mich. He was a resident of the community for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodges in Big Spring and Alpine. He was a transport truck driver and worked for R.J. Machine.
Patricia âPattiâ Wilson Smith, 53, of Coahoma died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel.
She was born March 4, 1960, in Petaluma, Calif., to Marie and Elmer Wilson. She spent most all of her life in Howard County. She worked as a homemaker and housekeeper. She married Mark Smith June 14, 1994, in Canyon Lake.
Thelma Rains, 84, of Amarillo, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Llano Mausoleum Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Thelma was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Brownsville to May Belle and Dee House. She grew up in Paris, Texas, and graduated from Paris High School and attended Paris Junior College. She met the love of her life, John William âBillâ Rains on the steps of Paris High School after WWII. They were married on May 8, 1948, in Austin, Texas, and were together for 62 years.
Clarence D. Hays, 82, of St. Pete, Fla., formerly of Big Spring passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at his residence after a two-year battle with lung cancer.
He was born July 16, 1931, in Mitchell County, Texas, to Tennie and W.D. Hays. Clarence was a member of United Methodist Church in Coahoma. He graduated from Coahoma High School in 1948. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and retired July 31, 1971. While serving our country, he received three commendation medals.