November 26th, 2011
Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of items, including possible approval of a contract with Dallas-based WBK Construction to manage the court's ongoing project to build a new joint law enforcement center.
The project â€” which would provide a new home for both the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Big Spring Police Department, located at the newly constructed County Detention Center â€” has been in the works for more than a year now, and according to County Judge Mark Barr, Monday's meeting could pave the way for construction to begin.
â€śAnd the Man and Woman of the Year are â€¦ â€ś yet to be determined.
Man and Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet set for Jan. 31. Of course, for those wanting to submit a nomination there are a few requirements to remember.
All nominations must be submitted in written form, provided and approved by the selection committee in order to ensure the relevant information is received about the nominee.
Wanda Taylor, 75, of Big Spring, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Rev. Doug Shelley, officiating.
Deborah Ann Lewis, 46, of Big Spring, died Sunday, November 20, 2011. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Holston Banks, officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born August 6, 1965 in Big Spring, Texas to Doris Noble and Jessie Brown. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. She worked as a waitress at Dennyâ€™s, TA Travel Center, Wendyâ€™s and Pizza Hut.
Rosa D. Saldivar, 85, of Big Spring died Monday, November 21, 2011 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held Sunday at 7:00 PM at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Monsignor Bernard L. Gully, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Virginia Lu oliver, 79 of Livingston, Texas formerly of Big Spring, Texas passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Betty Jo Anderson, 71, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, pastor of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, officiating.Â
Sometimes a forgotten building, the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce office building houses several entities which each serve a vital purpose in the community. December 8, area residents are invited to visit during an annual open house.
â€śWe want the community to know our doors are always open,â€ť ValVerde said. â€śWe are here to help anyone and everyone in any way we can.â€ť
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As the Christmas season fast approaches, so does the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, a fact many who have volunteered their time searching for the girl say ties them in knots.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at the Heritage Museum Dec. 3.
This wonâ€™t just be a normal stop though, the Clauses will be having breakfast with the children of Big Spring, helping them decorate a gingerbread house and Christmas ornaments.
â€śThis went over really well last year and we figured we would bring it back this year and give more kids the opportunity to have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus,â€ť said Nancy Raney, museum director.