May 7th, 2011
Cassie D. Gibson, daughter of Diane Zant, of Big Spring and Joe Gover of Plano and granddaughter of Joe Don and Dena Zant completed basic combat training for the United States Army January 21, 2011, at Fort Jackson, S.C. She stayed there for advanced individual training for wheeled vehicle mechanic which she received distinguished honor graduate as a private first class April 21, 2011. She is stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. With the 1st/7th Air Defense Patriot.
Becky Lynn Cheyne and Zachary Dean Chesworth exchanged wedding vows January 1, 2011. The ceremony was at First Baptist Church chapel in Big Spring. Dr. Mark Alexander of El Paso officiated.
Becky is the daughter of Keith and Vickie Cheyne of Big Spring, and the granddaughter of Red and Venitta Williams of Big Lake. Zachary is the son of Kelly and Jennifer Chesworth of Big Spring, and grandson of Lon Baucum of Abilene.
Maegan Guthrie of College Station served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Whitney Weir of Big Spring, Courtney Johnson of Lubbock and Amanda Heine of Bertram.
Vanessa Parra and Jacob Romero are getting married.
Vanessa is the daughter of Sandy Parra of Big Spring, and Juan Parra. She is the granddaughter of Urena Loya and the late Octavio Loya of Big Spring and Don Juan Parra of El Paso and the late Scorro Parra.
She graduated from Big Spring High School in 2003, Howard College in 2005, Baylor University in 2008 and received her masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009.
Information was turned over to the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Texas Rangers Thursday afternoon alleging Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan accepted illegal campaign contributions during his bid for the municipal office in 2010.
Campaign finance records submitted by Duncan to the City Secretary's office covering periods between March 30 and April 28 of 2010 list a pair of contributions from Hydro Dynamics Inc. and Quad A Inc., allegedly violating Sections 253.003 and 253.094 of the state's election code.
Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say they are investigating an e-mail alleging a former Big Spring Independent School District principal engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student several years ago.
Karen Saunders, who was a teacher with Big Spring ISD for a number of years before taking over as principal at Kentwood Elementary, has been placed on paid administrative leave by Snyder ISD, where she is the principal at Snyder Elementary, according to recent reports.
Were it said that Big Spring has something to bark about this weekend, well, someone might be hanging their head in shame. Certainly, there would be no tail-wagging over that bad pun.
What is happening, however, is an event in its 41st year — the Big Spring Kennel Club Dog Show. Once again it is being held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus. Admission is free and the show, or shows — the event is actually two separate dog shows — begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The coliseum doors will open at 8 a.m.
STANTON â€” The Texas High School Track and Field Meet is one high-stakes event, but Adam Montez just may be pressure-proof.
After all, the Stanton High School senior has already thrived under one of the most pressure-packed situations a track and field runner can find himself in.
At last week's Region I-2A track meet in Odessa, a false start disqualified Montez from the 400-meter run final, meaning he went into the 800-meter run facing his last chance to qualify for the state meet.
No pressure, right?
LUBBOCK â€” The Howard College Hawks have made their name with hitting this softball season, but it was pitching and defense that saved the day Thursday.
The Hawks escaped a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the first inning, then turned things over to the pitching combo of Sandra Serna and Selina Mitchell en route to a 4-3 victory over Midland College in a second-round Region V West tournament game at Lubbock Christian University.
Never, never give up.
That was the motivation for Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar. Wednesday morning, S
aldivar, school board members and students were able to witness the groundbreaking for one of four new elementary schools approved by voters.
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Friday and Saturday, the Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life will once again take the track at Blankenship Field just east of Big Spring High School.
Teams and committee members will begin setting up campsites after school Friday afternoon.
Opening ceremonies are at 8 p.m., followed by the Survivors’ and Caregivers’ Lap and balloon release. Survivors are treated to a reception and given tickets for meals at the various food booths.