November 12th, 2011
Howard County commissioners will once again consider an inter-local agreement with the city of Big Spring to lend fiscal support to the local state park, opting to go from a three-year renewal schedule to revisit the matter annually.
Both local governments have agreed to chip in $10,000 each â€” to be paid to the TPWD â€” to help fund the continued operation of the Big Spring State Park, which was targeted for closure by the state earlier this year.
Honor, remembrance and a debt of gratitude could be found throughout Big Spring on Friday, especially in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Area residents gathered in the Howard College Hawks basketball arena, not to watch a ball game or attend an arts and crafts show or health fair, but to pause for a moment, honor and give thanks to all veterans.
Blair Nichole Schuelke, infant daughter of Clint and Brooke Schuelke, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Emma Lou Smith Douglass passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at St. Maryâ€™s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Parish Hall. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park.
Elidia Rubio Herrera, 65, of Lakeway, Texas, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2001, at The Summit in Lakeway. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Mattie Lee "Bobbie" McDaniel, 98, of Garden City died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at the Garden City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the funeral home.
She was born Dec. 4, 1912, in Golf, Texas, and married Ronnell McDaniel on Feb. 20, 1932, in Garden City, Texas. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1980.
Catherine Ann Leubner and Kirby Andrew Dunn were united in marriage July 9, 2011, at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Big Spring. Brad Snellgrove, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Plainview officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John and Ruth Leubner of Big Spring. She is the granddaughter of Oâ€™Neal Philley and the late W.H. Philley of Big Spring, and Gerhard and Rita Leubner of Rochester, NY.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ STEPHEN HEATH GREGORY, 28, of 205 W. Sixth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€¢ GILBERT GONZALES, 30, of 610 Goliad, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.
By AMANDA MORENO
Christmastime has arrived at the museum.
Caboose Water Color Society members will be presenting their works in an art reception at Heritage Museum as part of an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m Sunday. Area residents will be able to view art depictions of old storefront windows produced by members of the Societyâ€™s six artists and also see the opening of the Christmas Tree Forest.
By THOMAS JENKINS
The ability to stay warm when the mercury falls is something many Crossroads residents take for granted, but according to officials with the Big Spring Salvation Army, there are many within the community who struggle when the weather turns cold.
Bessie Flores, social worker for the local Salvation Army, said the weather â€” from the heat of summer to the freezing winters â€” poses a very real problem for many low- income residents, a problem that can turn deadly.