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August 24th

Silver – Haired Legislature elects Pat J. Porter as Speaker

August 24, 2013

Pat J. Porter, Silver – Haired Legislator for the Permian Basin area, with 99 other legislators from across Texas convened in Austin July 14 – 18, 2013 for the initial meeting of the 15th Texas Silver – Haired Legislature (TSHL).
Thirty-four new members were introduced as representatives from among the 28 Texas Area Agencies on Aging serving the state's seniors. The legal formation of the 15th TSHL was completed within the chambers of the Texas House of Representatives as all attending members were administered the formal Oath of Office by Texas Secretary of State John Steen.

Rodriguez Birth

August 24, 2013

Helena Kimberly Rodriguez, a girl, was born May 10, 2013 at 5:08 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds 15.7 ounces and was 21 inches long.
She is the daughter of Samantha and David Rodriguez of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Becky Salgado and the late, Simon Alcantar. Paternal grandparents are the late Mary Rios and Moso Rios; and Thomas and Virginia Rodriguez.
Helena was welcomed home by big brother Brandon Robert Lee Rodriguez.

August 17th

Having Fun and Giving Back - BSFD and Chaplaincy Corp hold United Way fundraiser

August 17, 2013

Having fun and giving back was the order of the day for Davis Knocke's 6th birthday.
The Chaplaincy corp with the help of the Big Spring Fire Department raised $300 for United Way all while giving Davis a birthday to remember.
“It was a blast,” said Fire Chief Carl Condray. “Everybody had a really good time.”
Although, the fire department inspired birthday isn't a routine event, Joel Miller of the Chaplaincy Corp hopes to make it an annual event.
Through a suggestion made by Miller's daughter-in-law, the chaplain approached the fire department about the idea.

Wall 65th Anniversary

August 17, 2013

J.C. And Dorothy (Davis) Wall of Big Spring celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 30, 2013.
The couple were wed in the home of J.C.'s parents in Snyder, Texas. J.C. And Dot will celebrate their anniversary in Rockport with their four children and spouses, 11 grandchildren and spouses, and 7 great-grandchildren with a total of 33 for the celebration. There will be lots of fishing, great food, swimming and fun for all the family to be together, ranging in age 88 to one year-old.

Rodriguez Birth

August 17, 2013

Helena Kimberly Rodriguez, a girl, was born May 10, 2013 at 5:08 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds 15.7 ounces and was 21 inches long.
She is the daughter of Samantha and David Rodriguez of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Becky Salgado and the late, Simon Alcantar. Paternal grandparents are the late Mary Rios and Moso Rios; and Thomas and Virginia Rodriguez.
Helena was welcomed home by big brothers, Brandon, Robert and Lee Rodriguez.

Barham Wedding

August 17, 2013

Kendal Layne Adams of Big Spring and Casey Barham of Archer City exchanged vows March 23, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring.
Kendal is the daughter of Ricky and Patti Adams of Big Spring and the granddaughteer of Sonya Swindell of Big Spring.
She is a Speech-Language Pathologist at United Regional Hospital.
Casey is the son of Charlie and Deniese Barham and the grandson of Joyce Barham and Donna Williams. He is a petroleum engineer.

August 10th

Adopt A Hydrant comes to a close

August 10, 2013

The silent sentinels have been afforded new wardrobes thanks to some community minded Big Springers. Two hundred fire hydrants were adopted during the Adopt-A-Hydrant contest that ran from May 20 through July 31 with 168 contest entrants.
Judging took place Aug. 3, and cash prizes were awarded to the winners.
Winning entries in the adult division are: First place, Susan Holbert–Lester, $300 ; second place and $200 – the Watkins family; and third place and $100 – the DeLeon family.

Fowler - Baker Engagement

August 10, 2013

Joe and Cindy Fowler of Coahoma, Karen and Brian Moore of Big Spring and Jerry and Carlon Baker of Big Spring announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, K’Leigh Marae Fowler and Jeremy Tye Baker, both of San Angelo, Texas.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ted and Eula Bell Fowler of Coahoma, James and Billie Proctor of Big Spring, the late George and Mona Moore of Big Spring and the late Ivan and the late Viola Stephenson of Plainview, Texas.

Barham Wedding

August 10, 2013

Kendal Layne Adams of Big Spring and Casey Barham of Archer City exchanged vows March 23, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring.
Kendal is the daughter of Ricky and Patti Adams of Big Spring and the granddaughteer of Sonya Swindell of Big Spring.
She is a speech-language pathologist at United Regional Hospital.
Casey is the son of Charlie and Deniese Barham and the grandson of Joyce Barham and Donna Williams. He is a petroleum engineer.

August 3rd

The Bookworm is Back

August 3, 2013

By ANDREIA MEDLIN
Staff Writer
After a year's absence, Tana Kennemur, owner of The Bookworm, can put all the rumors to rest. The used store is once again open for business.
“There were a lot of rumors,” explained Kennemur, “But for personal and health reasons I had to close for awhile.”
Being away has given Kennemur a fresh outlook and renewed optimism about the store's future. Plans for changes are already in the works.
“I'm cleaning up and throwing out,” Kennemur said. Room for new books and an expanded Western section are among her many plans.

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