Archive - May 2013 - News Article
HERALD Photo/Andreia Medlin
Participants in Ride for the Wall arrived at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial Saturday morning en route to Washington, D.C.
HERALD Photo/Andreia Medlin
Run For the Wall honor guards Ken Damon and Roger Mead place a wreath at the Vietnam Memorial Saturday. More than 500 veterans arrived in Big Spring on motorcycles in tribute to the men and women who were unable to return from their tours of duty in foreign wars. The organization travels from California to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. each year for Memorial Day.
As the country prepares to honor its fallen heroes, officials with Trinity Memorial Park are planning a patriotic display and ceremony which features more than 100 full-size U.S. flags and hundreds of smaller ones.
Set for 2 p.m. Monday, May 27, officials will hold a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have given their lives in defense of America, according to Trinity Memorial Park Facility Manager Tammy Lockhart.
Big Spring Symphony Guild has extended the application for students to apply for the Phyllis Graumann Memorial Scholarship.
It's the second year for the Guild to offer the scholarship for seventh through 11th grade vocal or instrumental students in Howard County.
â€śPlease encourage your students you believe deserve a scholarship for further education in music to apply,â€ť Guild President Eulaine McIntosh said in a release to area teachers. â€śWe have two scholarships available this year.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 17, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VICTORIA CEVALLOS, 44, of 3912 E. Hwy 350, was arrested Friday on warrants for theft greater than or equal to $50 but less than $500, expired registration and theft by check greater than or equal to $20 but less than $500.
â€˘ KERRY CECIL OMELIA, 51, of 1004 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on warrants for driving while license invalid, failure to appear, and two warrants from another agency.
Big Spring Independent School District Trustee Pat DeAnda, claiming she's been ignored and marginalized by administrators and her colleagues on the school board, abruptly walked out of the middle of Thursday's board meeting.
DeAnda, District 2 trustee, had expressed her desire to address the board on â€śconcernsâ€ť she had about the way BSISD officials were conducting the district's business. When told the subject had to be included on the evening's posted agenda in order to be discussed, she quickly summoned members of the media outside the board room for an impromptu news conference.
Daniel L. Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, is headed for Oklahoma.
Marsh, who has been in the Big Spring area since 2008, will become director at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center effective June 2.
Marsh said he is proud of the processes that have been implemented and the accomplishments during the five years he's been in Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ERNESTO MARQUEZ ZUBIATE, 59, of 1103 E. 11th Place, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for assault by threat.
â€˘ TOMMY GENE ROPER, 39, of 1311 Mobile, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for theft â€“ more than $500 and less than $1,500.
â€˘ BELINDA KAY HALL, 36, of 1434 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury â€“ family violence.
Howard College and Angelo State University are partnering on a plan which might provide a boost in enrollment to both campuses.
The plan was approved by Howard trustees Wednesday afternoon.
The proposal calls for students who were denied admission to ASU to be allowed to enroll in Howard College classes and, as long as they remain committed to reapplying to the larger university, can still take advantage of student support services at both institutions, including degree plan coordination.
Each year since 1989, a group of former service men and women and their families have straddled their bikes in a ride from California to Washington, D.C. The purpose, as it has always been, is one of healing, accountability and honor.
The vast group of motorcyclists who participate in â€śRun for the Wallâ€ť will stop in Big Spring Saturday morning en route to the nation's capitol. The public is encouraged to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial before the riders move on. It is anticipated they will arrive between 9:45 a.m. and 10:25 a.m.