July 21st, 2012
Ulysses Mathews Jr., 55, of Big Spring died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Wendell Smith, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Gaylon and Tyna Knowlton of Big Spring announce the engagement of their daughter Porscha Knowlton of Big Spring to Ethan Densman of Coleman.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Big Spring High School. She graduated from Angelo State University in May 2011 with a masters degree in professional accountancy.
She is employed at Armstrong, Backus & Co., LLP.
The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Densman of Coleman. He is a 2007 graduate of Coleman High School.
He is employed at MultiChem, a Halliburton Service.
Paul and Margaret Barr of Colorado City announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Barr to Randall Capshaw, both of Big Spring.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Margaret Barr of Colorado City. She is a 2003 graduate of Colorado High School and a 2008 graduate of West Texas A&M University.
She is employed as an elementary music teacher at Big Spring ISD.
The prospective groom is the son of Randy and Josephine Capshaw of Plano. He is a 2001 graduate of Coronado High School in El Paso and a 2006 graduate of the University of North Texas.
The McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark will quickly turn into a beehive of activity this weekend, as the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Competition looks to take to the skies Sunday through Saturday, July 28.
The Big Spring Airport and local airpark have been the backdrop for a number of world and national championship hang gliding competitions hosted by the U.S. Hang Gliding Championships, drawing hundreds of competitors from all over the world.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GILBERT RECIO, 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MICHAEL SCOTT WATTS, 27, of 303 Vikki Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of failure to display court order (occupational license).
â€˘ NANCY ANN ARENIVAZ, 45, of 910 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
Virgie M. Mazy, 91, completed her journey on this world Monday, July 16, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, located at 5701 Hwy. 277 South with Wes Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Marlene Riffe, 58, of Forsan died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coahoma Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 19, 1953, in Big Spring, Texas, to Melva and Joe Swinney. She was a lifetime resident of Howard County. She was a bus driver for Forsan Independent School District. She loved her grandchildren, reading and sewing.
Ulysses Mathews Jr., 55, of Big Spring died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Wendell Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
City officials announced this week Craig Ferguson will step in as fire chief for the Big Spring Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, taking over for Brian Jensen, who retired from the position in January.
Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua made the announcement Wednesday, ending the search that began when Jensen retired after more than 23 years with the BSFD.
According to Fuqua, Ferguson was chosen by the Big Spring Selection Committee for the position from more than 28 applicants.
COAHOMA â€” School officials here are trying to be creative in dealing with an anticipated budget shortfall.
With Coahoma Independent School District expecting to lose more than $275,000 in state revenue support this coming fiscal year, administrators are looking for ways to save money while maintaining current programs and services.