Archive - Lifestyles
June 29th, 2013
This year's Funtastic Fourth will be colorful to say the least. Along with the bright, color filled bursts in the night sky and the scintillance of the festival, art gallery I Think 219 will be adding a wholly different pallet to the event.
Owner, Ramon Holguin and curator, Andrew Bowman have invited 10 artists to participate in Through the Can, a painting party that will be a treat to spectators attending the festival.
Kindra Diane Matthews and Chad Aaron Tutle exchanged wedding vows at 6:30 p.m. June 8, 2013 on the banks of Dove Creek at Prueitt Park near San Angelo.The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dukes of Sonora.
Matron-of-honor was Kizre Parks, sister of the bride of San Angelo, Texas. Bridesmaids included Krystal Soliz, Becky Flores and Hallie Sosolik, also of San Angelo.
Best man was Scott Tutle, brother of the groom, of Lubbock, Texas. Groomsmen included Erik Sosolik and Tom Jacoby, both of San Angelo and Jay Immel of Sonora.
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Janie Harrison (Mrs. Rayford) has known for many years about a small cemetery north of Big Spring because her father had told her about it when she was in high school.
He showed her the small fenced area and said, â€śI want you to know about this so that it wonâ€™t be forgotten. We donâ€™t know who is buried here.â€ť
He called it the Phillips Cemetery because the Phillips family had owned the land at one time. The McCauleys owned the land before the Phillips family and Craig Ingram is the present owner, his father having purchased it from the Phillips.
December 15th, 2012
Bailee Maria Rizo, a girl, was born Nov. 26, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, weighing 7 pounds, 6.6 ounces. She was 19.5 inches long.
She is the daughter of Salvador and Crystal Rizo of Midland.
She is the granddaughter of James and Angie Worley and Juan Rizo and the late Maria Rizo, all of Big Spring.
She was welcomed into the world by brother Kingston Maddox Rizo.
Private Calvin McKee lay in an unmarked grave for 101 years until 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, when the Confederate Monument Dedication at Mt. Olive Cemetery brought 85 people â€” including 35 direct decendants â€” together to honor him.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans and Order of the Confederate Rose hosted the event.
Mike Tarpley, local veteran, has been named Patriot of the Year 2012-13 for Region V by the Military Order of Purple Hearts.
Region V is comprised of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Colorado. The award was presented by Commander Federico Rey.
Mr. Tarpley was to have received the award Sept. 22, 2012, but instead chose to stay in Big Spring to be in attendance for the POW/MIA services set for the morning of Sept. 21, 2012.
Tyson David Whitehead, son of Lauren Chandler Whitehead and Brett Whitehead of San Angelo, was born Aug. 30, 2012, at San Angelo Community Hospital in San Angelo, Texas.
He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Linda and Wayne Chandler of Big Spring. His paternal grandparents are Marta Cox of Canton, Okla., and Glenn Whitehead of Austin.
Hallie (White) Gillispie was elected coming home queen when the Ackerly/Sands exes met for the 2012 reunion during homecoming week. She is shown with her son Kenny Gillispie.
The exes convened in the â€śnewâ€ť Sands High School auditorium Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Ackerly.
Hallie is an ex-student of Ackerly/Sands school, having graduated with the Ackerly class of 1949. She received her crown from Dorothy (Baker) Rogers. Coming home queen of 2009-2012. Dorothy is a graduate of the Ackerly class of 1955.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce Stormi Layne Smith of Big Spring has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Texas Tech University.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.
Stormi was also named to the Presidents List in the Fall 2011 and Deans List for the spring semester 2012.