April 7th, 2012
Monday will be area residents' last chance to get free assistance with filing their tax returns from the annual AARP Tax Aid program, as the April 17 federal deadline to file forms quickly approaches.
According to program coordinator Ray Alexander, it has been a busy tax season for him and his team of volunteers, and with just days left to file federal returns, the last-minute rush will be on for many Crossroads residents.
Hail to the champs.
Spurred by dominating showings from its speech and journalism teams, Big spring High School claimed the District 5-3A title at this week's University Interscholastic League Spring Academic Meet at the BSHS campus.
Big Spring totaled 456 points to edge Abilene Wylie (424.5 points), while Snyder (363 points) finished third. This is BSHS' first academic district crown since moving down to Class 3A in 2010.
LEGOs + robots = learning?
Elbow Elementary students are working â€” not playing (OK, maybe a little play) â€” with LEGOs and robots while gaining an insight into engineering.
For the first time, GT (gifted and talented) students in grades second through fifth at Elbow are taking part in the LEGO Robotics Challenge. Students traveled to the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock on March 24 to participate in a practice run and will return for actual competition April 21. There will be about 65 elementary teams competing.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€¢ LAFAWN FAYE CANTU, 39, 507 W. Fourth St., was arrested Friday on charges of unauthorized use of motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€¢ PETER MANUEL CANDELARIA, 24, of 1600 S. Nolan St., was arrested Friday on a charge of theft between $50 and $500.
â€¢ EUGENE SCOTT, 62, of 1511 Tuscon Rd., was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
Faye Jean (Miss Faye) McGee, 54, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Holston Banks and Minister Kathy McGee, officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Hamlin East Cemetery in Hamlin, Texas.
Nancy Arlene Reed, 61, of Stanton, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Hospice of Midland Inpatient Unit. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Delia Gutierrez of Coahoma, and Jon Pasley of Dallas, exchanged wedding vows March 17,2012, in a 5 p.m. ceremony at Pilot Grove Church in Dallas.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silberio Gutierrez of Coahoma. She is employed as an analyst II at ISN Software Corporation.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Pasley of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pasley. He is employed as specialist III with the city of Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kent Davis of Abilene, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Lex Hunt Sr., of Auburn, Ala. Announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Rebecca Carol and Bennie Lex Jr.
Grandparents of the bride are Janell Wood Davis and the late Harold Leonard Davis. A May 5, 2012, wedding will be celebrated in First Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas.
Kallie Rose Dixon of Plainview, and Jacob William Nichols of Big Spring, announce their engagement.
Kallie is the daughter of Don and Marcia Dixon of Plainview.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Plainview High School. She received her bachelorâ€™s degree from Texas Tech University in 2010 and a masters degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2011. She is a registered dietitian at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock and Plainview.
The prospective groom is the son of Darrell and Sheri Nichols of Big Spring.
A charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child has been filed against the 54-year-old Big Spring man who was arrested in mid-March on charges of abandoning/endangering a child â€“ criminal negligence and prohibited sexual conduct â€“ incest, according to investigators.