May 8th, 2012
Velvet Sky Makowsky, infant, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Corina Salazar officiating.
She was born May 6, 2012, in Big Spring, Texas, to Leslie Garcia Makowsky and Monty Scott Makowsky.
She is survived by her parents of Big Spring; one brother, Carlos Garcia of Big Spring; one sister, Madison Makowsky of Big Spring; grandparents, Donna and Mark Hedges and Terry Bob Makowsky of Big Spring and Lenora Garcia of Lamesa; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Nancy Elaine Robbins, 68, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at her residence. Memorial services will be held from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the home of James and Sharon Robbins.
She was born Sept. 1, 1943, in Marfa, Texas, and married James Phillip Robbins Jr. in 1962 in Fort Stockton, Texas. He preceded her in death in November 1975.
Nancy worked as a cosmetologist and retired in 2001. She moved to Big Spring in 2002 from Spring Branch, Texas. Nancy loved animals and showing dogs.
Convenience and quality care are two qualities Scenic Mountain Medical Center hopes to exhibit this week..
SMMC will be hosting an open house from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, There will be a ribbon cutting as well.
â€śWe want to invite the public to come out and see our remodel,â€ť said SMMC Marketing Director Kim Howell. â€śWe want to remind people we are here, but also show people what all we have to offer.â€ť
Ed Moughon knows the importance of volunteers.
â€śBig Spring State Hospital patients are provided exemplary care by the hospitalâ€™s more than 600 employees.
But the volunteers provide the warm touches that personalize their care and take it to a higher level,â€ť Moughon, state hospital superintendent, said.
â€śThe hospitalâ€™s volunteers are integral to the hospitalâ€™s day-to-day success, Their contributions are noticed daily, and once a year hospital employees publicly honor the more than 50 volunteers.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BILLY MANN KIRK, 66, of 627 State, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ RICHARD JAMES WHITE JR., 35, of 315 E. Alice, was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ ROLANDO ZAMORA JR., 22, of 1612 Bluebird, was arrested Saturday on warrants for disregarding a stop sign, failure to appear (two counts) and no safety seat system for child.
The Big Spring City Council is expected to deny a rate increase requested by Atmos Energy's West Texas Division during its meeting Tuesday night, a move city officials say is necessary due to a breakdown in negotiations.
The council gave final approval to suspend the rate increase by a unanimous vote in late February, a move designed to give the city time to study the request, according to City Finance Director Peggy Walker.
Nancy Elaine Robbins, 68, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
William August "W.A." Ringener, 92, of Stanton died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Downtown Church of Christ with Darel McWhorter officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at Gilbreath Funeral Home.
Marie Chapman, 92, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 6, 2012. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Park with Rick Cunningham officiating.
She was born April 1, 1920, in DeLeon, Texas, to Zonie and John Lancaster. She and her twin brother, Marion Lancaster, were the youngest of nine children. When Marie was two, the family came to Howard County in a covered wagon.
Early voting totals are down in this year's municipal contest, according to local election officials, with just two days left to cast early ballots next week.
Early voting polls netted just 778 ballots â€” 678 in-person and 100 mail-in ballots â€” during the first five days of early voting, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, less than what she had expected in the contest.
â€śConsidering the volatility of the 4B tax project on the ballot, I had really expected to see higher totals by this point,â€ť Bloom said.