January 28th, 2012
Hauchen Zhang, gold medalist of the Van Cliburn piano competition, will perform with the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra in Garrett Hall the evening of Saturday, Feb. 4.
The concert was originally scheduled fto be held at the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium, but delays in renovation of the facility forced a change of venue. Garrett Hall is located at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Scurry and Fourth streets. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
Zhang, of China, is the first gold medalist to perform with the orchestra, according to Dr. Keith Graumann, conductor.
The theatre department is putting on the Wizard of Oz tonight and Saturday night. Both performances will start at 7 p.m. Admission for adults is $5 and student tickets will be available at the door. The performance will take place in the high school auditorium.
The distance between communities along Interstate 20 is about to get a little bit shorter — well, faster, anyway.
The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved 75 mile per hour designations for close to 1,500 miles of interstate, including I-20 through Howard County. In all, the changes impact 60 counties.
One important fact motorists need to know is the changes won't take place until the signs are posted.
â€śSmarttâ€ť advice and laughter filled the Dora Roberts Community Center ballroom Thursday evening as Lisa Smartt, author and comedian, delivered her words of wisdom during â€śThree Thrilling Yearsâ€ť of Healthy Woman.
This was the second year she was featured as the guest speaker for the event.
â€śThere was just something about Lisa that made the decision to invite her back for a command performance an easy one. She is one of us,â€ť Scenic Mountain Medical Center Marketing Director Kim Howell said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GUS EARL FADE, 37, of 1317 Mulberry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ FELICIA CANALES, 22, of 616 State St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JOHN ANTHONY PANTOJA, 21, of 2202 Alabama, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PATRICIA SUE CLARK, 35, of Splendora, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
Cliff Howard, 81, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel.
He was born July 13, 1930, in Childress, Texas, to Beulah Mae and Milton Clifford Howard. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was stationed in Korea. He worked for Phillips Petroleum Company for 38 years.
Kenneth C. Davidson was born Jan. 5, 1936, in Big Spring, Texas. He passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Ken lived most of his life in Howard County. During his service in the U.S. Navy, he completed basic training in San Diego before being stationed in Phoenix, Ariz. After spending a few years in oilfield supply work in Andrews and Denver City, Texas, as well as Eunice, N.M., Ken owned and operated a service station in Denver City.
Kevin Brent Matteson, 51, of Sand Springs passed away Jan. 22, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at 1006 N. Moss Lake Road. A Memorial Service will be held in Big Spring at Myers & Smith Chapel, located at 301 E. 24th St., at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, with the Rev. Carroll Kohl officiating. The memorial is open to the public and the family invites all who knew Kevin and the Matteson family to attend.
Wilma Grice, 84, of Big Spring died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in a Greenville, Texas, nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Colorado City, Texas, and married L.D. Grice on July 28, 1945, in Big Spring, Texas. Wilma worked and retired from the I.U.O.E. Local 826 and served as a volunteer at Scenic Mountain Medical Center for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Mary Joyce "Nana" Wilkerson, 95, of Stanton, Ky., formerly of Garden City, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Sterling City, Texas, to Clarence Marvin and Bessie Lee Cook Sparkman. She married Joy Edward Wilkerson on Nov. 23, 1935, in Sterling City, Texas.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra "Sandy" Berryman of Stanton; an adopted daughter, Juda McKinney of Lubbock; a sister, Peggy Monroe of Kerrville; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.