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November 26th, 2012

Holidays, winter post fire danger

November 26, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Fire Department are knocking on wood, and with good reason.
The seasonal upswing in the number of house fires the city of Big Spring and outlying areas normally see thanks to the holiday and colder weather has yet to arrive, according to Fire Marshal Carl Condray, but the good luck doesn't usually last.

Daniel Gene Moses

November 26, 2012

Daniel Gene Moses, 39, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Boyd Don Batla

November 26, 2012

Boyd Don Batla, 28, of San Antonio, formerly of Garden City died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Big Spring. Interment will follow at Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the funeral home.
Survivors include his parents, Garry and Darla Batla of Garden City; two sisters, Misti White and husband Delvin and Kyendra Batla.

Wanda Jean Roman Owen

November 26, 2012

Funeral Services for Mrs. Wanda Jean Roman Owen, 77, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls with the Rev. Max Copeland officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, Texas. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

November 24th

Christmas is coming to Big Spring

November 24, 2012

Grinches, Scrooges and other assorted humbug sorts will be advised to stay away from Big Spring next weekend.

The Christmas season arrives with a purpose this coming weekend, with parades, lighting displays, concerts and several other activities filling the schedule.

VAMC Lighting
of the Lights
The first of the holiday events will be Friday evening, when the local VA Medical Center hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.

Officials: Protect water lines from cold

November 24, 2012

With temperatures soon to dip below freezing, Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said local residents can protect their property — and more to the point, their water lines — by taking precautions.

“That means leaving your hot and cold water dripping just enough to keep the pipes from freezing, as well as insulating any exterior pipes or fixtures,” said Darden.

Commissioner face routine agenda

November 24, 2012

Howard County commissioners are to meet Monday morning to deal with a rather routine agenda.

Commissioners are to meet with County Auditor Jackie Olson to discuss invoices, purchase requests and proposed budget amendments. Olson will present the court with consideration of copier leases.

County Treasurer Teresa Thomas is to present personnel considerations, while Road and Bridge Administrator Brian Klinksiek will deliver an update on county road maintenance and pipeline crossings.

Karl Allen Brunson

November 24, 2012

Karl Allen Brunson, 57, formerly of Big Spring passed away on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence after a long illness.

He was born Oct. 23, 1955, in Big Spring, Texas, and graduated from Big Spring High School. He lived in Big Spring and spent most of his life working and managing Cactus Paint. He will be remembered most as a scholar, a creative chef, a lover of music, a faithful husband and father and follower of Yawweh.

Willie Williams

November 24, 2012

Willie Williams, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Baptist Temple with Pastor Rick Wilson officiating.

He was born Feb. 10, 1933, in Beckville, Texas to Dovie and Lester Williams. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1952 until 1956, stationed at Webb Air Force Base. Willie worked at Cosden for 35 years, retiring in 1991. He was the crossing Guard at Goliad Middle School for many years.

Boyd Don Batla

November 24, 2012

Boyd Don Batla, 28, of San Antonio, formerly of Garden City, died Friday, November 23, 2012 San Antonio. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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