July 7th, 2012
Several families have made an impact in the history of Howard and Glasscock counties, which is why the Heritage Museum continues to pay tribute and recognize pioneer families.
â€śWe wouldnâ€™t be the communities that we are if it wasnâ€™t for those families who pioneered it all,â€ť Museum Director Nancy Raney said.
This year, two families sharing the same last name but no relation were honored as the Howard and Glasscock County Pioneer Families â€” G.R. (Rob) and Myra Robinson were recognized for Howard County and W.L. Robinson was honored from Glasscock County.
If youâ€™re an Aggie, are friends with an Aggie or donâ€™t mind helping an Aggie, the Howard County A&M Club needs your help.
For the 13th consecutive year, the club will hold its WesTexAgs Shootout to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.
Anyone, regardless of whether theyâ€™re an Aggie, is welcome to attend.
Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this yearâ€™s Shootout, which will be held Saturday, July 14:
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ NICKOLAS JONPAUL RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 410 Owens, was arrested Friday on a warrant for fail to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ MARTIN ANGUIANO, 45, of 202 N.E. Second, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ GARY CHRISTOPHER STARR, 29, of 802 E. 14th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication and prohibited weapons-switchblade/knuckles.
Mike Carter, 64, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Herb McPherson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
June Minchew, 76, of Big Spring, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating.
She was born Oct. 1, 1935, in Erath County, Texas, and married Bill Minchew Sr., Nov. 5, 1956, in Lovington, N.M. He preceded her in death March 20, 2011.
June was a Baptist.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherri Spurny and husband Joe of Midland; many cousins; and numerous caring friends.
COAHOMA â€” Pride in country and community will be on display here Saturday.
Coahoma's Freedom Parade, featuring floats, cars and tractors festooned in their red, white and blue best, will make its way down First Street beginning at 10 a.m.
The parade will start at the Coahoma High School football stadium and proceed south on First Street, east on the north service road, then north on Sixth Street before ending at the city park.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CAROLYN HANKE, 17, of 704 Borden Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 43, of 704 Highland Dr., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for hindering officers discharging official duties, speeding in school zone, safety seat system-child younger than 8 or less than 4'9â€ť tall.
â€˘ LORENZO TORRES RAMIREZ, 27, of 410 W. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Levi Pearson, 80, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his residence. The family received friends from 8:00 PM until 9:00 PM Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 10:30 AM Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Rev. Craig Felty officiating.
Teodora T. Ramirez, died July 3, 2012, with her family by her side in Big Spring, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
She was born May 1, 1933, in Del Rio, Texas, to Felipe T. and Teodora T. Ramirez. Her father was a bootmaker and mother a homemaker. They moved to Big Spring in 1937.
Oren â€śWayneâ€ť Brown passed away June 7, 2012, at the age of 79 in Edmond Memorial Hospital.
Wayne was born Feb. 1, 1933, to O.O. â€śBrackâ€ť and Myrtle Brown in Jayton, Texas, and moved to Big Spring, Texas, in 1943.
He graduated from high school in 1951 then joined the Air Force. Wayne lived and coached softball in Guthrie, Edmond and Oklahoma City.