October 20th, 2011
Gregory Walker, 56, of Big Spring, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in a Lubbock hospital.
The family has asked that friends join them at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, for a time of visitation.
Greg was born on Sept. 13, 1955, in Mitchell County, Texas, and married Robin Nix on Sept. 3, 1977, in Coahoma.
The Lady Steers took full advantage of a break in their district schedule to keep their skills sharp, defeating Greenwood in four games. After falling behind and losing the first game 20-25, the girls bounced back, taking the next three games 25-15, 25-18 and 25-17.
It was senior night at Steer Gym and the three graduating Lady Steers put up some impressive numbers for the hometown crowd.
Cerbi Ritchey led the team in three categories. The tall setter had 20 assists, 17 kills and 16 digs along with seven blocks and an ace.
District 2-2A is shaping up to go down to the wire this season with seven teams competing for three playoff spots. Right now, Idalou is sitting where they were predicted to be, undefeated (3-0) in district play. However, someone forgot to tell Coach Gardner's bunch out in Coahoma they are expected to finish in second place, not first. Currently, the Bulldogs are atop the district with a 4-0 district record after last week's thrilling 23-22 win at Forsan. Coahoma and Idalou are set to play Nov. 4 in the season finale.
The 0-8 Big Spring Steers will be back in action Friday night, playing host to a well-rested Abilene Wylie football team. The Bulldogs had a bye this last week, after defeating Sweetwater 20-15 in their last game Oct. 7. Meanwhile, the Steers are coming off of a 28-6 loss in Sweetwater.
Last week offered a possible glimpse into the future of the Steers, with sophomore Devin Roberson playing almost the entire first half at quarterback.
New faces have been added to the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.
Jim DePauw and Scott MacKenzie were accepted as new members to the BSEDC board during Tuesday evening’s meeting.
The two will be replacing outgoing members Larry McLellan and Glenn Fillingim, secretary/treasurer of the BSEDC. McLellan has served on the board for six years and Fillingim served from 2007 until this year and previously served from 1992 to 1995.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ROY JOHNSON, 68, of 707 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ KRYSTAL MARIE SERVANTES, 23, of 1409 Bluebird, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belts required, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to appear and two warrants from another agency.
â€¢ JASON HARVEY BEDFORD, 27, of 2513 Dow, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ASSAULT was reported:
In the 400 block of Dallas.
A Howard County grand jury handed down more than two-dozen indictments during its Friday session in 118th District Court, many for alleged drug violations.
Among those indicted were:
â€¢ Pedro Rosendo Aguilar, 50, of 312 N.E. 10th St., possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony, enhanced).
â€¢ Tony Bernard Anderson, 22, currently being held in the Howard County Jail, forgery (state jail felony).
â€¢ Ashley Dawn Walters, 22, currently being held in the Howard County Jail, forgery (state jail felony).
Greg Walker, 56, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in a Lubbock hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Howard County residents are asked to focus on the positive, but that’s not all.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce not only wants residents to find positive things around the county, but to put them down on paper and submit them.
“There are positive things about Howard County and all those positive things are for the betterment of the communities,” Debbye ValVerde, executive director of the chamber, said.
Officials with the Howard County Tax Collector’s Office say 2011 property tax bills have been mailed out and area residents can expect to receive them in the next few days — if they haven’t already.
County Tax Collector Kathy Sayles said her office is currently contracting with a company that stuffs the envelopes and mails out the statements for the Tax Collector’s Office.