July 29th, 2011
Christmas may be a few months away still, but preparations for the 2011 Comanche Trail Festival of Lights are already glowing brightly.
“I think this will be the most spectacular presentation yet for our visitors,” said Pat Simmons, Festival of Lights founder. This year will bring back the poinsettias to Scenic Mountain.
According to Simmons, three years ago three poinsettias adorned the side of the mountain, but due to lack of power supply were taken down and haven't been included the past few years.
Texas parents with children getting ready to head back to class in a few weeks have most likely faced plenty of challenges this summer, and, from a fiscal standpoint, paying for school supplies and clothing may be one of the toughest.
However, the state of Texas is hoping to ease the burden Aug. 19-21 with its annual Tax Free Holiday, a three-day opportunity for parents and guardians to skip the sales taxes on many of the back-to-school items they purchase each year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TAMARA KAY WINK, 46, of Houston, was arrested Thursday on a charge of disobeying a police officer.
â€˘ STEVE ALLAN HANNABASS, 53, of 821 W. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to signal lane change, expired registration and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1700 block of S. Lancaster.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 2600 block of Carol Dr.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1100 block of Runnels St.
Belia Diaz Landin, 80, of Big Spring went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at her residence. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Monsignor Bernard Gully officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Heather Justice Templin of Big Spring and Jason Wayne Keesee of Ballinger announce their engagement.
She is the daughter of Cheryl Justice and the late Ernie Justice of Big Spring. She is employed at the VA Medical Center.
He is the son of Marty and Sam Keesee. He is employed by S&S Construction.
The couple plans to exchange wedding vows Sept. 24, 2011 at The Courtyard in downtown Big Spring.
Jennifer Ann Hedges of Big Spring and Brady Alexander Hedges of Wills Point exchanged wedding vows June 4, 2011, at 6 p.m. at Cacharel Grand Ballroom in Arlington. A reception followed.
She is the daughter of Scott and Kathy Davidson of Big Spring. She is the granddaughter of Patricia Tate of Big Spring.
He is the son of Jim and Sasha Hedges of Edgewood. He is the grandson of Tom and Jean Hedges of Terrell and Viera Woolverton.
Dustin and Somer Gaskins of Big Spring, announce the birth of their daughter Kinley Grace Gaskins.
Kinley was born June 18, 2011, at 11:57 p.m. She weighed six pounds 10 ounces and measured 19 inches.
Her maternal grandparents are John and Ruth Leubner of Big Spring and her paternal grandparents are Kelly and Teresa Gaskins of Knott.
Kinley was welcomed home by her siblings, Wiley and Tye.
Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Parker of Lake Victor announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzan Evelyn Parker to Terrell Shay Bibb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bibb of Big Spring.
The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in human development and family studies. She is seeking a second degree in nursing.
The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in animal science. He is currently enrolled a mastersâ€™ degree program in anatomy and physiology.
Both are at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center.
Like practically everyone else in Big Spring, Howard College officials are struggling to find ways to get by with less water.
The college is looking at ways to abide by a recent 20 percent cut in water deliveries from Colorado River Municipal Water District and the city's mandate to limit outside watering to only one day, trustees learned during their Monday meeting.
Executive Vice President Terry Hansen said one of the problems the college is facing is that recent construction projects have skewed water usage figures.
Just because school's out doesn't mean the time for learning is over.
The Heritage Museum is taking a week of summer to teach youth something a little different than what they would normally learn in a classroom. For three days, 12 youngsters will learn how to crochet, embroider, simple sew, cook, decorate a cake and other types of artful skills.
Janet Abner, summer education projects coordinator for the museum, brought the idea to the table.