November 4th, 2013
The Forsan High School band passed it first hurdle this morning making the cut to University Scholastic League Class A State Marching finals. The 130-member band will take the field at 8:25 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio to compete against the best schools in their class. The band is under the leadership of Band Director Jim Rhodes and Assistant Director Misty Moellendorf.
The Young Marines held their graduation ceremony Saturday at the Hangar 25 Air Museum. Back left to right, Raven Holguin, Conner Martinez, Andrew Sheffield, Middle row left to right; William Sheffield, Rebecca Moore, Nathaniel Aarick, Nikolaus Armstrong, Front left to right; Blake Jones, Julianna Frasier, William Buehler, and Louie Jackson. - Courtesy photo.
Harper Nicole Lockhart, a girl, was born Oct. 9, 2013, at Texas Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
With less than 3 percent of registered Howard Countians casting a ballot during early voting, it's probably not out of line to say interest in Tuesday's constitutional amendments election is just about nil.
According to the county elections office, only 413 people cast a ballot during the early voting period, which ended Friday. Similar low-vote totals were coming in from across the state â€” typical for a constitutional amendments election.
The legacy continues.
The Forsan High School band is gearing up to make its eighth consecutive appearance at the state marching contest under the leadership of band director Jim Rhodes.
â€śWe're over the initial excitement and are now getting back to work to improve the show,â€ť Rhodes said. â€śThe students are working very hard. They are very focused, and they are wanting to improve, not just be satisfied that they got there.
Fourteen people were indicted during a Halloween Day session of the Howard Grand Jury Thursday:
â€˘ Amy Abrego, 32, 1905 Wasson No. 39, possession of a controlled substance (third degree felony).
â€˘ Paula J. Bulter, 44, currently in Travis County Jail, three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (offenses range from state jail felony to first degree felony).
â€˘ Latonya Cubit, 32, 600 Interstate 20 No. 123, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (both enhanced to first degree felonies).
Forget Black Friday â€” letâ€™s start shopping now.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and local merchants are rolling out â€śThe 12 Days Before Black Fridayâ€ť event to in encourage residents to get shopping on their minds.
â€śThe Chamber Business Development Committee came up with the idea on how to get people to shop locally,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director. â€śWe want the community to see what unique shops we have now right in our backyard."
Leland Hyatt, 86, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in a Colorado City nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev.s Mark Lindsey and Mike Couch officiating.
He was born April 17, 1927, in Rushville, Ind. and married Mona Lee Arnold May 28, 1955, in Connersville, Ind.
He had been a resident of Big Spring since 1979 and worked as the custodian at First Baptist Church, retiring in 1998. He loved puzzles, making miniature display horses and saddles and the Indy 500.