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November 10th, 2012

Velma R. Wood

November 10, 2012

Velma R. (Nurse) Wood, 86, of Coahoma, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Coahoma. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 23, 1926, in Coahoma, Texas and married Roney Lathan Wood May 26, 1946, in Coahoma, Texas. He preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1989.

Nena Grenon

November 10, 2012

Nena Grenon, 81, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.

November 9th

Several Veteran's Day activities planned

November 9, 2012

The Crossroads area looks to offer a heartfelt thanks to local veterans today and this weekend with a number of ceremonies and offerings.

This morning, the Big Spring VA Medical Center was slated to present its Community-Wide Veterans Day Program at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, which included a luncheon following the presentation.

For BSISD, 'unacceptable' is unacceptable

November 9, 2012

It's doubtful anyone is more anxious for Big Spring Independent School District to emerge from the cloud of its “academically unacceptable” rating than school officials themselves.

BSISD earned that odious rating in the last round of Texas Education Agency ratings two years ago and school officials are eager to rid the district of the tag.

“No one likes to be considered unacceptable, and we're going to do everything we can to get out from under that,” Superintendent Steven Saldivar told school trustees during their monthly meeting Thursday night.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 11-09

November 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• OSCAR ORTIZ, 23, of 1302 Madison, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less, possession of a controlled substance, driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
• CASMIRA VEGA, 20, of 1302 Madison, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and possession of a controlled substance.

James King Bowers

November 9, 2012

James King Bowers, 58, of Big Spring passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2012. He was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Washington, D.C. to Charles and Patricia (King) Bowers. He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years before retiring.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Cahoon; two sons, Elmer Bowers and wife Lacy of Buckeye, Ariz., and Zachary Bowers and wife Stephanie of Mesa, Ariz.,; seven grandchildren, Saretta, Desmond, Hannah, Logan, Ava, Aurora and Sasha Bowers.

Memorial services are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 1605 E. I-20 in Big Spring.

Nena Grennon

November 9, 2012

Nena Grennon, 81, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Area teams set to wrap up regular season

November 9, 2012

Big Spring:

Tonight marks the end of another season of West Texas high school football. For most of the Crossroads area teams, it means the final game of the season.

Big Spring, under the guidance of Coach Phillip Ritchey and promising sophomore quarterback Tobyn Tannehill, began the season with a shutout win and rolled to a 5-0 start.

The Steers opened district play with a loss, but played No. 2 ranked Abilene Wylie tough.

November 8th

Veteran's Day ceremony Friday at coliseum

November 8, 2012

Veterans Day offers America an opportunity to honor Veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country. This year Big Spring and surrounding communities will host a very special Community-Wide Veterans Day Program at 11 a.m. Friday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, 1000 Birdwell Lane.

All Veterans and their families are invited to attend this program in their honor.

Following the program Veterans and their families are invited to lunch. As a gesture of appreciation to all Veterans, lunch has been provided by generous individuals from our community.

Empty Bowls fundraiser on tap

November 8, 2012

Don’t forget your tickets for the sixth annual Empty Bowl event.

United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is gearing up for the annual event, which will be held at Dora Roberts Community Center on Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event was previously held in the First Christian Church fellowship hall.

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