June 6th, 2011
George Gent, 79, of Big Spring died Monday, June 6, 2011. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
With temperatures having already eclipsed the 100-degree mark, officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are urging Texans to take precautions.
Emily Palmer, spokesperson for DSHS, said the elderly, the very young, people with chronic diseases and those without access to air conditioning are those most likely to suffer in extremely hot weather.
Special to the Herald
The Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life will have a new look in 2012, with Manny Negron assuming the role of chair of the Relay Committee. Negron, claims supervisor at the local Wal-Mart, has previously served as Team Recruitment co-chair.
Debbye ValVerde, executive director of Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, who has co-chaired the Survivor Committee, has been named regional Hero of Hope and plans to assist Negron in that role. She has been active in the Salazar familyâ€™s sponsorship of the Candle of Hope for several relays.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ FRANK FIERRO JR., 63, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MELISSA GUERRERO WILLIAMS, 32, of Lamesa, was arrested Saturday on a charge of disorderly conduct â€“ language.
â€˘ RUBEN ROJAS JR., 36, of 800 S. Nolan, was arrested Saturday on charges of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense and driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
Are you feeling patriotic? Are you looking for something to fill a few evenings in June?
Go down to the First United Methodist Church where each Tuesday night for the next four weeks people in the Crossroads area will be gathering for choir practice. Specifically, they'll be preparing for the choral portion of Pops in the Park, Big Spring's annual fireworks and symphony extravaganza to be held July 3.
“We have another wonderful program planned this year,” said Dr. Keith Graumann, Big Spring Symphony director and conductor.
Judy Angelo, 67, of Big Spring passed from this life Monday, May 30, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham and Eddy Pitchford officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, at Memory Gardens in Corpus Christi.
Mary Alice Cain Christensen, 87, of Oak Ridge Estates left us May 29, 2011, for her eternal resting place with our Lord. A memorial service will be held in Midland and her final resting place will be at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in remembrance be given to her favorite charity, the Rescue Mission of El Paso (1949 W. Paisano, El Paso 79922) or to a charity of your choice.
Roberta (Bobbie) Schenck, 76, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Hospice House of Odessa. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park.
Leo W. â€śDocâ€ť James, 90, of Omaha, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Branch with the Rev. Larry Neely and the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Mt. Pleasant.
Kyle Jackson, 81, of Lamesa died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in an Odessa Hospice Facility. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.