January 5th, 2011
He tried really hard to arrive on New Year’s Day, but just missed the mark.
Cash Wallis, son of Mary and Stephen Wallis of Big Spring, became Howard County's first baby of 2011 when he was born at 12:58 a.m. Sunday at Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC).
Weighing in at a healthy 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long, baby Cash will be welcomed home by his two big brothers, Colten and Cade.
Comanche Trail Festival of Lights officials are celebrating what they called the successful conclusion of the event's 14th annual run.
More than 22,000 people from 38 states and 14 countries passed through Comanche Trail Park to view the Christmas holiday event, which ended Dec. 31.
“We didn't get the 25,000 visitors I had hoped for, but maybe next year,” said Pat Simmons, long-time festival director.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RICKY BOB YANEZ, 25, of 1302 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for theft with a previous conviction, terroristic threat and harassment.
â€˘ ALEXANDRA ELIZABETH BROWN, 20, of 1306 Tucson, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and speeding in a school zone.
â€˘ SHAQUITA BRIZHAY SNEED, 20, of Snyder, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
Peggy Willis, 62 of Midland, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1. A private family service was held on Jan. 4.
Adam Eziah Viera, 16 months, of Big Spring died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Reynaldo Bennett officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Services for Burnard Marion Mayo, 92, of Ben Wheeler, formerly of Big Spring, were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 18, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Ben Wheeler with the Rev. Carlton Young officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Canton.
Erlinda Gonzales, 48, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.
Law enforcement officials say they are still waiting on preliminary findings from the laboratory examining what is believed to be a piece of a human skull discovered Dec. 20 in Howard County.
Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker said he had hoped to have a preliminary report on the skull last week, but as of yet the laboratory examining the evidence has not yet released any information.
While Big Spring boysâ€™ basketball head coach Cliff Thompson is counting down the days until District 5-3A play begins, heâ€™s also making sure the Steers are fully equipped for the ride.
That includes making sure every aspect of his team is at its highest level before that Jan. 14 matchup at Brownwood and adding a few new wrinkles to the offense.
The Steers have been adding new plays and hope to test them in tonightâ€™s game against Lubbock Cooper at 7:30 p.m. in Steer Gym.