October 13th, 2011
Walter âAmosâ Jones
On Oct. 5, 2011, with the setting sun a great man left this world to be with God.
Walter (âAmosâ) Cameron Jones, born on Nov. 10, 1931, was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.
Amos was a retired assistant chief of the Corpus Christi Fire Department, serving as the fire marshal in fire prevention. He faithfully served the fire department for 46 years.
During the Korean conflict, Amos served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Champlain.
He was a graduate of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, with a bachelorâs degree in education.
Coahoma beats Forsan 56-0. The only thing needed to see these numbers on the scoreboard this week is to get the Delorean up to 88 mph and go back in time a year. Things should be a lot different when the Bulldogs travel to face the Buffaloes Friday night.
The 5-1 (2-0 in district) Forsan Buffaloes are riding a four-game win streak into this week's district match-up, while the Bulldogs, 4-3 (3-0), are riding a three-game streak of their own.
Playoff hopes are still alive in Big Spring, â and still very possible, with the district the way it is â but one thing is certain: The Steers need a win.
Theoretically, two wins get the Black and Gold into the post season, with the easiest â make that the most likely â scenarios being defeating Sweetwater and Wylie.
A loss Friday night in Sweetwater does not mathematically eliminate the Steers, but it makes their road a difficult one which relies on beating Snyder at home, along with several other factors along the way.
Howard County commissioners gave their proposed precinct boundaries a thumbs up Monday morning, with the proposed redistricting design expected to be presented to the U.S. Justice Department for final approval.
The county was forced to make minor changes to its previous redistricting model due to lines shifted by the city of Big Spring during its most recent meeting on the matter, but the changes proved to be little problem for attorney Robert Bass, who is handling restricting duties for both entities.
Everyone enjoys receiving a gift at Christmas, especially those fighting for our country.
Christmas for OUR Troops — a program started in 2004 — is aimed at making sure troops receive packages during the Christmas season.
Debbie Burrow, Big Spring area coordinator for Christmas for OUR Troops, said the goal for this year is 2,500 boxes. In 2004, five boxes were packaged and shipped after Scott Davis and USAF Captain Steven Givler became friends and sprouted the idea.
Gary F. Thurman, 65, of Sand Springs, was born on Jan. 20, 1946, in Seymour, Texas and passed from this world into a better place on Oct. 10, 2011. A private internment will be held at a later date.
Gary married Sharon Williams on Jan. 20, 1971, in Breckenridge. He was a carpenter and he and his wife did remodeling for many families in the area for over 20 years. Gary was proud of his service in the U.S. Air Force. He will be greatly missed and will remain in our hearts forever.
Robert L. âBobâ Lebkowsky passed away at 84 on Oct. 6, 2011, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was a very kind man with a big heart who loved his many friends and family. His quick wit, sense of humor and ability to tell stories brought smiles and laughter to those close to him.
Bob was born to A. K. and Florence Lois Lebkowsky in Haskell, Texas on Oct. 30, 1926.
COAHOMA â The second in a series of several steps to find a new superintendent at Coahoma Independent School District has been taken.
CISD trustees will take their first look at the list of applicants for the superintendent position when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the administration board room.
Ronnie Kinkaid of Abilene, who is spearheading the search process, will meet with trustees in closed session to discuss the applications received for the position.
Sadly, my beloved husband, our beloved father and grandfather, Floyd Martin, 79 years old, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. He was surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and friends during his last days.
Webb Air Force Base may be closed but its memories are still alive.
Pilots, instructors and many others who at one time called the air base home gathered together for the 2011 Webb Reunion.
David Blubaugh, a former instructor pilot and one of the last to be stationed at Webb before it closed in 1977, was one of the many who came for this year's reunion.
"We have been back a few times, but we noticed a few people we haven't seen in a while would be attending, and we decided it would be nice to see them," Blubaugh said.