September 16th, 2011
Following a courageous battle with cancer, Roy "Alan" Petty of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on Tuesday morning, Sept. On Sept. 17, 2011, visitation will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a service at 3 p.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas. Following the service, there will be a Celebration of Life at the Berry Creek Country Club from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Verlene Atkinson, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with Robert Turner officiating.
In a recent nine-hole team scramble, members of the Comanche Trail Ladies Golf Association continued their trend of taking it down to the wire.
While there was a clear winner, with the team of Jerry Roach, Annie ward, Paul and Dee Jenkins shooting four under par, a three-way tie had to be sorted out to determine second place.
A scorecard playoff, going to the fourth handicap hole, was used and second place was eventually grabbed by Jimmy and Deanna Foresyth, along with Bill and Bobbie Holden.
Downtown Big Spring Heart of the City Park will turn into a fiesta Friday night and Saturday. ALSA, a local community club, is bringing live music, food vendors and other vendors together for a community celebration of diez y seis de Septembre (Sept. 16) —Mexican independence day.
“This is just one more way we can serve the community and provide a community and family oriented event,” said Jaime De los Santos, ALSA vice president.
FORSAN — Calling all Buffaloes.
Current and former Forsan High School students are expected to gather this weekend when the school holds its annual homecoming activities.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ RONALD PHILLIP CASILLAS III, 36, of 2706 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of illegal smoking material.
â€¢ JAMES ODELL PERRY, 45, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 249, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of illegal smoking material and a warrant from another agency.
Marcia Ruggles, 88, of Big Spring went to her eternal home in Heaven to sit at the foot of Jesus on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
Verlene Atkinson, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Robert Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
This week, the Big Spring Steers will make the trip west to face the Monahans Loboes. Coach Phillip Ritchey's scrappy bunch will be looking for their first win of the year against a historically strong squad.
The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of the proposed 2011-2012 budget Tuesday night on a 6-1 vote, as the municipality looks to finalize its fiscal plan for the coming year.
District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez cast the lone vote against the proposed budget, while District 2 Councilman Manuel Ramirez Jr., District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan, Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 4 Councilwoman Gloria McDonald, District 5 Councilman Craig Olson and District 6 Councilman Terry Hansen all gave the financial plan their approval.