September 6th, 2011
After weeks of foundation work, construction is starting to go vertical on Big Spring Independent School District construction projects.
The most visible sign of progress in the $60 million renovation of BSISD's infrastructure is at the site of the new Goliad and Washington elementary campuses, where the walls of the new buildings began going up last week. And school officials promise that is only the beginning.
There's a new face at Hangar 25.
Genevieve Stockburger, a recent Texas Tech University graduate, has stepped in as the new museum administrator.
Stockburger who graduated this past August with her masters degree in museum science officially accepted the keys to the Hangar Friday morning.
“I was presented with the opportunity to impact a smaller community than Lubbock, with a profound historical base and I took it,” Stockburger said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAVID CANALES JR., 26, of 1111 Settles, was arrested Saturday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ALBERT MARTINEZ JR., 33, of 601 State, was arrested Saturday on warrants for interfering with an emergency phone call, failure to appear and assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ RENE RODRIGUEZ, 23, of 1312 Sycamore, was arrested Saturday on warrants for driving while license invalid, no seat belt and open container â€“ passenger.
Anna Smith, 95, of Big Spring passed away Sept. 4, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Hendrickson officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Olive Cemetery.
Jose Angel â€śMatitaâ€ť Mata, 82, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Vigil Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Ervin Lester Bridge, 85, of Lomax died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. David Harp officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Aimee Wallace Aragon, 41, of Elkhart, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in Tyler, Texas. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Big Spring. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
As West Texans try desperately to conserve water in the face of the ongoing drought, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say they have been forced to stop pumping water from Lake Spence, the second reservoir from its system to fall prey to the lack of rain.
Located in Robert Lee, Lake Spence is currently at 0.5 percent capacity, according to CRMWD officials. Spence is the second reservoir to reach critical levels for the water district, with Lake Thomas â€” currently at 2.21 percent of capacity â€” having been out of commission since December 2008.
Times may be tough, but with a little help itâ€™s possible to make it through.
Isaiah 58, along with numerous other food pantries in the area, has been hard hit with a shortage of supply. In fact, because of higher grocery prices and fewer food and monetary donations, many food banks have been turning families away or closing altogether.
When the historic Settles Hotel once again opens its doors to the Crossroads area in less than a year, it will be Austin-based management and consulting firm La Corsha Hospitality Group at the helm.
According to Big Spring native Brint Ryan â€” founder and CEO of Ryan LLC and the investor currently driving the ongoing restoration of the downtown landmark â€” the hotel is expected to re-open during the first quarter of 2012, with the Austin firm prepared to take the lead in marketing and managing the facility.