July 27th, 2012
Archie Collins, 58, died Friday, July 20, 2012. Family visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Faith Temple COGIC, with burial following in Fairview Cemetery under the director of Thomas Funeral Home.
He was born June 21, 1954, in Lubbock, Texas, to David and Marise Collins and married Veronica Sterling in May 2012. He attended schools in Midland and graduated from Midland High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed with Sendero Drilling Co. until his death.
Paul Deleon, 60, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 25, 2012. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Despite a strong public outcry to let the Big Spring Spring Economic Development Corporation remain a Type A agency from board members â€” present and former â€” and local residents, the city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with efforts to have the issue taken to the voters in November during a special election.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ALEXANDER TAPIA, 27, of 1315 Park St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ NATHANIEL DEVON LANG, 18, of 1505 Johnson St., was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less and failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information.
â€¢ BILLY CHRISTENSEN, 25, of Snyder, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of shoplifting (theft) â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€¢ THEFT was reported in the 400 block of S. Birdwell Lane.
Mary Elizabeth Birks died June 9, 2012, at the age of 75. She was born in Stanton, Texas, to Leonard and Sallie White.
She is survived by her loving family, including her son, Michael McGann Sambogna and partner Ron Watterson; daughter, Nancy Shoults and husband Mike and their children, Erin Elizabeth, Michael David and Hannah Ann Shoults; daughter, Patricia Hardiman and husband Mike and their daughters, Whitley Elizabeth Esteban, Samantha Ann Esteban and Lilli Grace Hardiman; son, Felix Sambogna and wife Karen and their children, Jordan Elizabeth and Ryan Dominic Sambogna.
Viola Pearl Ritter Rogers, 90, died Sunday, July 22, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Edgar Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas.
She was born to Melvin A. and Lilly Pearl Watts Ritter on Nov. 6, 1921, in Alan, Okla. She was married to the late Woodrow W. Rogers for 47 years and as a stay-at-home mom, raising their children, Beverly Sue Grantham, Gary Rogers and Rowena Rogers Brooks while living in Big Spring.
Mary Evelyn Bilbrey, 78, of New Braunfels, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in a New Braunfels hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Fredrick "Rick" T. James, 62, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Big Spring Independent School District is about to unveil four new elementary campuses, but that doesn't mean school construction is finished. In fact, hard hats are expected to be much in evidence for the lion's share of the coming school year.
The four new schools are undeniably the centerpieces of the $60 million project approved by voters two years ago, and their unveiling will undoubtedly be a cause for celebration by BSISD officials. That celebration begins in earnest with a series of ribbon cutting ceremonies scheduled for Aug. 9.
The Big Spring Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services reported the following activity:
â€¢ MEDICAL was reported in the 700 block of W. Interstate Highway 20. One person was transported to SMMC.
â€¢ MEDICAL was reported in the 600 block of Culp in Coahoma. One person was transported to SMMC.
â€¢ MEDICAL was reported in the 2000 block of Nolan. Service refused.
â€¢ MEDICAL was reported in the 1400 block of N. Highway 87. One person was transported to SMMC.
â€¢ MEDICAL was reported in the 1100 block of Lancaster. One person was transported to SMMC.