December 5th, 2011
JoAnn Castleberry, 66, of Stanton died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Isaac H. LaRue, 74, of Coahoma died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Teri Nall, 54, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Michael Willard officiating. Burial will be at Colorado City Cemetery.
She was born July 24, 1957. She worked in the cafeteria at the Big Spring High School. She also was a waitress at Ponderosa and Greggâ€™s Grill.
Elizabeth (Libby) Jones Jacobus
Libby Jacobus died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family Dec. 1, 2011. She grew up in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School in 1954. She lived in Midland-Odessa and Dallas, and some years in Arkansas and New Mexico. She attended Christian College in Missouri, TCU and the University of New Mexico graduate school. She was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta and the Junior Leagues of Midland and Little Rock, Ark.
Ana M. Ramirez, 72, of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Christina Segundo, pastor of Family Faith Center, officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
A sudden onslaught of winter weather turned the historic spring in Comanche Trail Park into a snowy wonderland overnight, as lower temperatures and high humidity dropped several inches of snow on the Crossroads area during the early morning hours Monday.
More snow is expected throughout today, with the high temperature only expected to creep above freezing at 33 degrees. Tonight's low could dip as low as 26 degrees. Similar temperatures â€” without the snow â€” are being forecast for Tuesday â€” with temperatures expected to begin warming up Wednesday and Thursday.
Herald Staff Report
As anticipated, thousands of people lined Gregg and Scurry streets Saturday for the annual Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
Hundreds more participated in the event, riding on floats â€” elaborate and simple â€” walking, or manning cars, bicycles, motorcycles and horses.
GEO Group won the Grand Marshal's award. Western Container won the Publisher's Award and Midway Baptist received Best of Show.
HERALD photo/Thomas Jenkins
GEO Group won the Grand Marshal's award in Saturday's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade. Western Container won the Publisher's Award and Midway Baptist received Best of Show. Look in Monday's edition of the Herald for more photos.
If your Christmas or New Years celebration plans include rockets or finned fireworks, you may want to think again.
Howard County Judge Mark Barr said Friday he plans to propose an extension to the existing burn ban and a nix on finned fireworks and rockets going into the Christmas and New Year holidays during the commissionersâ€™ Dec. 12 meeting in hopes of staving off wildfires in the coming months.
Barr said the county must have the fireworks ban in place no later than Dec. 15.
Donations have been collected, but they still need to be packed.
Christmas for Our Troops has wrapped up donation collections and is now seeking volunteers to help pack up items at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at First Christian Church. Volunteers will be packing 500 boxes which will go to soldiers in Afghanistan.
This is the 11th year for the program, which is aimed at ensuring soldiers fighting for our country are not forgotten during the holiday season.