May 4th, 2013
Opal J. Magers, 80, of Big Spring, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Lillian Brewer, 83, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born July 23, 1929, in Madison County, Ala., and married William Theodore "John" Brewer Nov. 8, 1946, in Huntsville, Ala. He preceded her in death July 30, 2011.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 3, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JASON WAYNE ENGLISH, 35, transient, was arrested Friday on a warrant for criminal trespass â€“ property, building, aircraft, vehicle.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER RYAN COLEGROVE, 21, of 807 16th St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency for consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
â€˘ DANIEL RAY LEWIS, 24, of 106 Carey, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
FORSAN â€” While a lot of attention in Forsan Independent School District's bond election is focused on a proposal for a new elementary campus, the district has a lot planned for the junior high/high school building, as well.
Voters will decide next Saturday whether to approve a $23.8 million construction bond. The majority of that money is earmarked for a new campus to replace Elbow Elementary, but several million dollars would be funneled toward enhancements at the secondary building.
Many high school seniors are already making plans for college and Brady Gartman is certainly no different, except his college plans are, shall we say, a bit more regimented than most.
Gartman, a Forsan High School senior and the son of Dean and Misty Gartman of Glasscock County, has been accepted to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy starting in late June.
Gartman was nominated for the appointment by U.S. Representative Mike Conaway and received notification of his acceptance into the academy in late March.
With two days to go, the latest available early voting figures for Howard County indicate a little more than 100 people a day have cast ballots in the Big Spring municipal elections
Early voting in all of the elections continues Monday and Tuesday on the first floor of the Howard County Courthouse, with election day taking place Saturday, May 11.
â€śWe've got two days left in the early voting period and we want to encourage everyone who can to get out and vote,â€ť said Saundra Bloom, elections administrator.
The future of art â€” at least, in Big Spring â€” is on display at Heritage Museum.
More than 100 pieces of artwork, representing the best efforts of Big Spring High School students, will be exhibited at the museum through May 17, Director Nancy Raney said.
Students whose work is on display and their family members will be admitted for free to the museum through the exhibit's run, Raney added.
The exhibit, now in its third year, is the brainchild of BSHS Art Teacher Judy Tereletsky.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 2, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ HENRY TREVINO FRANCO, JR. 21, of 1700 E. Fourth, was arrested Thursday on charges of failure to appear and criminal mischief under $50.
â€˘ GARY D. ALLYN, 49, of 999 W. Amador Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ NINFA MORENO GARCIA, 57, of 1501 Sycamore, was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication.
â€˘ KURT ANTON MIRANDA, 32, of 4100 Bilger St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
Billye June (B.J.) Crownover Rogers passed away April 11, 2013. She was born in Electra, Texas, on Oct. 24, 1930, and will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, in the Loraine cemetery near other members of the Crownover family. She was formerly from Big Spring and Loraine, Texas, but has most recently resided in Portland, Texas, until her death.
Byron B. Smith Jr. of Pittsburg, Texas, died April 30, 2013, in Tyler, Texas, following a short illness. He was 82 years old.
Byron Braxton Smith Jr. was born in Odessa, Texas, to Byron B. Smith Sr. and Anna Hall Smith on Jan. 23, 1931. He was the oldest of five children. The Smith family moved to Arkansas, where, at age 16, Byron enlisted in the Army. He served in the Army, then re-inlisted in the Air Force. He was a staff sergeant and a medic during the Korean War, stationed in Ashiya, Japan.