April 30th, 2012
A pair of Big Spring men were arrested early Sunday morning after law enforcement officials allege they were part of an aggravated robbery in the 1000 block of E. 16th Street.
Thaddeus Ontario Straughter, 21, of 1401 Virginia, was arrested Sunday on two counts of aggravated robbery, according to police reports. Also arrested was Jordan Allen McLeod, 21, of 618 Tulane, who is also charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.
The Big Spring High School band is ready to put the cap on another successful year.
The band, which recently won another Sweepstakes award in University Interscholastic League competition, will perform at the annual Virgin of St. Mary's Episcopal Church Eastertide Offering concert, set for 12:05 p.m. Thursday in the the St. Mary's sanctuary.
Admission is free to concert, which is expected to last about 30 minutes, and lunch will be provided afterward.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ EDDIE GLENN OVERTON, 20, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Sunday on charges of consumption of alcohol by a minor, evading arrest or detention and public intoxication.
â€¢ TERRY JOE CONWAY, 50, of 2001 Morrison Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€¢ BRYAN ADAM HOLCOMB, 23, of 2609 Wasson Rd. Apt. 72, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
Billy Bob Spier, 61, of Lizella, Ga. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 27, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 29, 1951 in Big Spring, Texas, he was the son of the late Billy R. and Bobbie V. Spier. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1969, and attended Texas Tech University.
He had a long federal career, starting with the U.S. Army in Stuttgart, West Germany, followed by civilian service at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Office of Personnel Management, and the U.S. Postal Service. For 32 years, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Macon, GA.
On April 27, 2012, our good Lord chose to reach out his hand and took our beloved Dad and best friend, Milton James Junek, to his heavenly home. Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Cavanaugh officiating.
Family and friends are invited to a reception to visit and tell stories at the funeral home following the services.
He was born June 1, 1926 in Cameron, Texas, and married Emma Clara Kernell Feb. 16, 1964, in Lovington, N.M. She preceded him in death Dec. 13, 2007.
Bettie Wilcox, 74, of Lake Thomas, died April 26, 2012, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gail Cemetery with Chaplain Cherise Felty of Home Hospice officiating.
She was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Cordell, Okla. She married Wayne Wilcox on June 2, 1973, in New Mexico. She was a homemaker and has lived at Lake Thomas since 1979.
Margaret F. Ebersole, 84, of Harrisburg, Penn. died Friday, April 27, 2012, at her son's residence in Texas. Funeral services will be held at the family's convenience.
Margaret was born June 4, 1927, in Philadelphia, Penn. and married James C. Ebersole Aug. 7, 1946 in Harrisburg, Penn. He preceded her in death June 23, 2003.
She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Colonial Park United Church of Christ. She loved doing arts and crafts, especially for the church bazaars.
LUBBOCK â€” The Big Spring High School girls track and field team took first place as a squad at the regional championship Saturday, ensuring them a spot at the state championship in Austin.
After winning district convincingly, the Lady Steers entered regionals with momentum.
BSHS racked up 82 points, beating out runners-up Wylie who recorded 63 points.
The Howard College Hawk baseball and softball squads are taking care of business.
Coach Britt Smith's baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader (Game One: 4-7, Game Two 2-6) to New Mexico Junior College on the road Saturday, delaying their claim to a conference championship.
Howard College Head Softball Coach Kelly Raines knew going into Friday's series against conference rival Odessa College that the Hawks needed to win at least three of four games against the Wranglers to earn the top seed in regional play.
A two-game sweep at home would have given Raines' team a head start, but a rough inning by HC's ace, Sandra Serna, and a batting clinic staged by the Wranglers dashed that plan as the Hawks found themselves on the short end of a 10-1 ball game â€” a rarity for the 19-3 (41-14 overall) squad.