Each year, Spring Tabernacle Ministries hands out hundreds â€” if not thousands â€” of toys to make the Christmas season more exciting and gleeful for children in the Big Spring area. This year will be no different.
â€śWe're thrilled about all the good gifts supplied by people and donations of funds which have allowed us to purchase gifts for the children,â€ť said Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabernacle, located at 1209 Wright St. in west Big Spring.
Howard County commissioners discussed implementing a new computer software system for county offices Monday, a move officials say will need to be put into motion quickly, thanks to a lengthy waiting list.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the proposed software is manufactured by Tyler Technologies, the same company that supplies the government body's current software.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSHUA SEAN RESNICK, 31, of 405 Young, was arrested Monday on a charge of forgery.
â€˘ ZZACKRAY ALLEN RHODES, 20, of 602 E. 17th St., was arrested Monday on seven warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 2600 block of Barksdale.
â€˘ FORGERY was reported in the 1800 block of S. Gregg Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Pam Winters, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Granby House, Granby, Mo., following an illness. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring.
She was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Aransas Pass, Texas, to Alpha and Rosa (Schaffner) Blevins.
Donald Lee Elwell, born Dec. 14, 1951, to Fred and Margaret Elwell in Winnemucca, Nev., passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. He was 60 years old.
Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the East Fourth Street Baptist Church in Big Spring, Texas.
Ofelia Galan, 78, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Sue Balios, 76, of Big Spring died Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Donald Lee Elwell, born Dec. 14, 1951, in Winnemucca, Nev., passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at East Fourth Street Baptist Church in Big Spring.
Walter "Tommy" Ledbetter, 86, of Buchanan Dam, formerly of Stanon, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in an Austin hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Stanton with the Rev. David Harp officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the funeral home.
Tommy was born June 26, 1926 in Scranton, Texas, and served in the United States Navy onboard the USS Rosewood in World War II.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ HOLSTON BANKS III, 21, of 1905 Donley, was arrested Sunday on a charge of harboring a runaway child.
â€˘ MARIA C. HERNANDEZ, 26, OF HOBBS, N.M., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JOSE ANGEL CASTILLO, 57, of 3500 E. Interstate Highway 20, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense.