March 11th, 2011
Some nightmares last years, but they all eventually end.
Laura Proctor's nightmare was a parent's worst — her 9-year-old daughter, Christie, was abducted and murdered in the 1980s — and the ramifications lasted for more than a decade.
Proctor, a Big Spring native, wrote about her figurative trip to hell and back in “Desperate Enough To Win,” and will sign copies of her book Saturday in Big Spring Mall.
The first outward sign of Big Spring Independent School District construction projects will soon be evident.
During their Thursday meeting, BSISD trustees approved a bid of slightly less than $200,000 to demolish the old College Heights Elementary building, the first of a myriad of projects that will keep contractors and construction workers busy for most of the next two years.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CEDRIC RAY JEFFERSON, 49, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 204, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone.
â€˘ TODD WILLIAM COKER, 19, of 210 Moore Rd., was arrested Thursday on warrants for driving while license invalid (two counts), disobeying an official traffic device, failure to appear (9 counts) and three warrants from another agency.
Thelma Carlile, 75, of Big Spring went to her eternal home Thursday, March 10, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Greg Hall, president of Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla., and the Rev. Rhonda Thornhill, pastor of Crossway Church in Midland, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Rudy Allen Carpenter Sr., 48, of Jal, N.M., formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Michael May and Kevin Gilbert officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Johnny Moore, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall, pastor of Vincent Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Lola Rodriguez, 75, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are set to meet with representatives from Big Spring and Howard County Friday to discuss the rather uncertain future of the Big Spring State Park, which has been targeted by the legislature to be transferred out of state control.
The legislature is currently dealing with a massive budgetary shortfall that is expected to cut into the TPWD 2012-2013 budget by more than 20 percent, equalling a whopping $162 million cut to the department's estimated coffers.
The judges were cuckoo for “Cuckoo's.”
The Howard College Drama Department closed out its spring schedule by staging “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” to highly positive reviews at the recent Texas community college theater festival.
Unlike the Academy Award winning movie — which at times resembled a comedy with dramatic overtones — HC's staging of the play flipped that around — deeply serious with a few light moments interspersed among the drama.
A reminder that Howard-Glasscock Relay For Life is only two months away came at a recent meeting when Co-chair Vicki Stewart unfurled banners announcing that the 2010 Relay was the top community per capita for the 2010 High Plains Division and placed in the top 10 nationwide per capita among relays.
Relay volunteers are proud to say that to garner such accolades with an event that was rained out and rescheduled indoors months later is “incredible.” In addition to the community awards,