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November 3rd, 2011

5k run to help homeless vets

November 3, 2011

Howard County Road Kill running club will be taking on Scenic Mountain and encouraging other residents to accompany them in support of raising awareness about area homeless veterans.

The club, which was founded in 2009, is hosting a 5k walk/run at Big Spring State Park at 9 a.m. Nov. 19. Funds raised through the effort will be used to support veterans through the VA Medical Center and the Disabled American Veterans in Big Spring, according to Otis Franklin, club member. The support will come through help for shelter, food, clothing, employment and dependency treatment.

'Positive' winners named

November 3, 2011

The contest is ended, but organizers of the chamber's “think positive” campaign are hopeful the theme will carry on.

Focus on the Positive campaign — sponsored by the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce — concluded Oct. 28 and 10 winners were named Oct. 31.

Area residents were asked to create and submit a top 10 list of positive things about Howard County, Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan and submit it to the chamber. The lists were combined into one list and at random 10 participants were awarded prizes from area business sponsors.

Police/Sheriff

November 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LARRY JOE WARD, 31, of 4009 W. Highway 80 Apt. 7, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• RODOLFO HERNANDEZ JR., 41, of 1306 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for fraudulent possession of a controlled substance prescription schedule 3-4.
• RILEY ERIK WOOD, 19, of 605 Highland, was arrested Thursday on charges of consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Evlyn Archer Coker

November 3, 2011

Evlyn Archer Coker, 95, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, and Dr. Larry Ashlock officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the funeral home.

Charles E. Hamm

November 3, 2011

Charles E. Hamm, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Bob Heneghan officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the funeral home.

He was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Bangor, Maine, and married LaWanda Lewis on April 2, 1971, in Lovington, N.M.

November 2nd

1-year-old’s condition serious, mom and boyfriend remain jailed

November 2, 2011

A local child remains listed in serious condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock after law enforcement officials allege she was beaten by a 21-year-old Big Spring man.

A 1-year-old female who was initially taken to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and then later life-flighted to the Lubbock facility Friday remains in serious condition according to Eric Finley, communications manager for University Medical Center.

Relay for Life making move to Memorial Stadium

November 2, 2011

Another year of Relay For Life is bringing the same hope as always, but at the same time, it's changing things up a bit.

Relay For Life 2012 will be changing venues and take place April 20-21,2012 at Memorial Stadium instead of Blankenship Field from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

“We are making things different and changing it up this year,” said Manny Negron, 2012 event chair. The big announcement came during Tuesday night's community kick-off event.

VAMC renaming ceremony delayed

November 2, 2011

Scheduling conflicts have pushed back to early next year plans to rename the local VA Medical Center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.

Legislation to rename the center after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed Congress earlier this year and was signed into law by President Obama in October, and local officials had planned to officially rename the facility on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Zayda Stallings

November 2, 2011

Zayda Stallings, 4, of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10: a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. She was born Sept. 11, 2007, in Midland, Texas, to Renea and Kenny Stallings. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.

Willie Mae Brunson Harrison

November 2, 2011

Willie Mae Brunson Harrison, 92, of Big Spring died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the funeral home.

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