September 14th, 2012
Velma Campbell, 82, of Big Spring was surrounded by her family as she passed to her heavenly home Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born April 24, 1930, to Jewell and Orville Gressett in Sterling County, Texas. She grew up in Broom and has been in Big Spring most of her life.
Gary A. Harris, 69, of Big Spring died Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012, at the Hospice House. He will lie in state Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, and Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
He was born April 17, 1943, in San Angelo, Texas, to Marietta and J.B. Harris. He grew up in Water Valley and attended school there. He came to Howard County from Water Valley 12 years ago. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1960 until 1972. He had worked in the oil field but was a plumber by trade.
It's been a decade since Democrats have been much more than an afterthought in statewide races, but Paul Sadler believes he has the experience and the issues to buck that trend.
Now all he needs is money and exposure.
Sadler, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator, stopped in Big Spring during a swing through West Texas Tuesday, and took the opportunity to explain why people should vote for him rather than his better-known opponent, Republican Ted Cruz.
A South Texas native, Sadler touts his experience as a state representative as his biggest advantage over Cruz.
FORSAN â€” Forsan High School students and exes will be donning their best black and white duds as the school celebrates homecoming this week.
Few organized activities are planned for the celebration, although it is expected that several former classes will hold reunions throughout the week.
At the school, various dress up days were held this week. Friday, FHS will hold its annual â€śhall marchâ€ť at 2:20 p.m., followed by the homecoming pep rally at 2:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasisum.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ FRANK HERNANDEZ, 42, of 311 N. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JIM JASON COKER, 33, of 1312 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JOHN WEST RUSK, 43, of 1315 Mesquite, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of burglary of a vehicle.
â€˘ DAVID JOE VILLAREAL JR., 25, of 1312 Wood, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
William A. â€śArtâ€ť Brown, Chief Master Sgt., E-9, USAF (Ret.) passed away Sept. 8, 2012, in Grapeland, Texas. Art was born in Grapeland and graduated from Grapeland High School. He entered the Civilian Conservation Corp until he enlisted in the United States Army in 1940.
Velma Campbell, 82, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born April 24, 1930, to Jewell and Orville Gressett. She grew up in Broom and has been in Big Spring most of her life. She married Charles W. Campbell Sr. on Oct. 1, 1955, in Big Spring, Texas.
In a very roundabout way, Big Spring Independent School District may be getting into the oil business.
BSISD trustees will discuss the possibility of leasing district land for oil exploration purposes when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
Business Manager Debbie Green said representatives of an oil company approached the school district with the intent to drill for oil on BSISD property near Knott.
Despite repeatedly pointing out the effective tax rate previously published was incorrect, the Big Spring City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve first reading of the levy in an effort to meet the state-mandated deadline for having the fiscal element in place.
The council â€” with District 4 Councilman Bobby McDonald the lone dissenter â€” approved first reading of the proposed tax rate of 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation, a rate that will likely leave the municipality with a budgetary shortfall estimated at $130,000 to deal with in the coming year.
Elvira Cantu, 88, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Marco Arizmendi Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Ackerly Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Yorktown, Texas, to Catarina and Antonio Pena. She moved to Ackerly in 1970 from Goliad County, Texas. She married Domingo Cantu Sr. and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a Jehovahâ€™s Witness.