November 26th, 2012
Boyd Don Batla, 28, of San Antonio, formerly of Garden City died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Big Spring. Interment will follow at Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the funeral home.
Survivors include his parents, Garry and Darla Batla of Garden City; two sisters, Misti White and husband Delvin and Kyendra Batla.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Wanda Jean Roman Owen, 77, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls with the Rev. Max Copeland officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, Texas. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Grinches, Scrooges and other assorted humbug sorts will be advised to stay away from Big Spring next weekend.
The Christmas season arrives with a purpose this coming weekend, with parades, lighting displays, concerts and several other activities filling the schedule.
of the Lights
The first of the holiday events will be Friday evening, when the local VA Medical Center hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.
With temperatures soon to dip below freezing, Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said local residents can protect their property â€” and more to the point, their water lines â€” by taking precautions.
â€śThat means leaving your hot and cold water dripping just enough to keep the pipes from freezing, as well as insulating any exterior pipes or fixtures,â€ť said Darden.
Howard County commissioners are to meet Monday morning to deal with a rather routine agenda.
Commissioners are to meet with County Auditor Jackie Olson to discuss invoices, purchase requests and proposed budget amendments. Olson will present the court with consideration of copier leases.
County Treasurer Teresa Thomas is to present personnel considerations, while Road and Bridge Administrator Brian Klinksiek will deliver an update on county road maintenance and pipeline crossings.
Karl Allen Brunson, 57, formerly of Big Spring passed away on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 23, 1955, in Big Spring, Texas, and graduated from Big Spring High School. He lived in Big Spring and spent most of his life working and managing Cactus Paint. He will be remembered most as a scholar, a creative chef, a lover of music, a faithful husband and father and follower of Yawweh.
Willie Williams, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Baptist Temple with Pastor Rick Wilson officiating.
He was born Feb. 10, 1933, in Beckville, Texas to Dovie and Lester Williams. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1952 until 1956, stationed at Webb Air Force Base. Willie worked at Cosden for 35 years, retiring in 1991. He was the crossing Guard at Goliad Middle School for many years.
Boyd Don Batla, 28, of San Antonio, formerly of Garden City, died Friday, November 23, 2012 San Antonio. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Hawk basketball is in full swing and for the ninth straight year, Howard College is teaming up with Wells Fargo to present the 2012-2013 Hawk Buddies Basketball Program.
Directed by HC Head Women's Basketball Coach Earl Diddle and Assistant Coach Addie Lees, the Hawk Buddies program has much to offer any budding hoops star.
The 2012 Lady Steers volleyball team had a successful year.
BSHS wrapped up the season with a 26-14 overall record, went 7-3 in a competitive district and made it to the regional semifinal round of the playoffs before losing a five-set match against Lubbock Cooper.
Several Lady Steers were recognized this week with District 4-3A honors.
Senior Carson Reibe was named Defensive Specialist of the Year.
Erin Pollard claimed the Newcomer of the Year award.
Seniors Clara Benavides and Haley Dimidjian and junior Morgan Seaton all received First Team All-District nods.