November 29th, 2013
Elvira A. Olivas, 81, of Big Spring, Texas died Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013, at her residence.Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with MSGR Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born to Maria and Jose Alvarez March 8, 1932, in Knott, Texas. She was a lifetime resident of Howard County. She married Federico M. Olivas Nov. 21, 1952. He preceded her in death Dec. 23, 1994.
Nell Grace Hart Parker, 89, of Big Spring, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church with Brother Jeff Harris, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Billy Smith, 80, of Big Spring, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory.
Julius "Jim" Ryals, 77, of Big Spring, Texas, died Thursday, November 28, 2013, at a Midland, Texas hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory.
Connie Underwood, 71, of Big Spring, died Thursday November 28, 2013 at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.â¨
The race is on.
Linda Calvio, the assistant director for Victims Services, filed Wednesday with the Republican Party to run for the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2 position.
âHoward County has been my home for the past 57 years,â Calvio said. âThis community has been good to me and my family and the people here have made me appreciate the goodness we have to offer.
Big Spring Police Department officers are asking for the public's help in their search for a shooting suspect.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Leroy Zubiate, 29, of Big Spring, in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting at 1207 Sycamore in east Big Spring.
Juan Diaz, 23, suffered serious gunshot wounds to the face and legs during the incident, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Diaz was immediately airlifted to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa; no update on his condition was available at noon Thursday.
A former Republican Party chairman for Howard County is throwing his hat into the political ring.
Craig Bailey, who chaired the county GOP until earlier this year, announced this week he will seek the Republican nomination in the Precinct 2 county commissioner race.
The Precinct 2 seat is currently held by Republican Donnie Baker, who recently announced for re-election.
To file for office, contact Democratic County Chairman Walter Shipman (432-264-6660) or Republican County Chairman Ron Farquhar (432-528-4869).
Filing continues through Dec. 9.
The bells will be ringing in the season for giving Friday.
Volunteers with the Salvation Army will spend some of their Black Friday soliciting for funds instead of shopping for door buster deals when the Salvation Army kicks off its Red Kettle campaign.
âAll the money we raise stays in the community,â said Lt. Missy Romack of the Salvation Army. âThis is a good time for us to raise money to help us during the year. We feed people every day. We give out groceries and provide residents with help paying utilities. We use that money every day to provide services to the community.â
Ray Turner, 74, of Big Spring, Texas died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cowboy Church in Barnhart, Texas. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Resthaven Cemetery in Barnhart, Texas.