October 8th, 2012
Iris M. Phillips, 82, of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Lone Wolf Cemetery in Mitchell County with the Rev. Terry Moffett officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Iris was born March 25, 1930, in Mart, Texas, to the late James Robert and Levie Clara (Tomascik) Isbell. She married Willie Phillips on Sept. 1, 1948, in Stanton. He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1994.
Ellen Marie "Honey" Nicholson Smoot passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Waco. She was born July 1, 1924, in Spokane, Wash., to Carl and Marguerite Nicholson. She graduated from Louis and Clark High School in 1942. She attended Washington State University and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Garden City â€” Head Coach Matt Odom was tasked with bringing back Garden City's winning tradition. Six games into the season, the Bearkats have notched only one win.
Garden City hosted a formidable Robert Lee (5-1) squad on Friday and although they played the Steers tough, lost the battle 30-14 â€” a fairly narrow defeat by six-man standards.
It isn't all bad in Garden City, however, as Head Coach Matt Odom's squad has played a brutal predistrict schedule and despite suffering through injuries to key players, he feels his team has improved since the first game.
FORSAN â€” After winning their first four games of the season, the injury-plagued Forsan Buffaloes have now dropped two straight after a 43-0 rout by the Sundown Roughnecks on Friday at Buffalo Stadium.
Forsan â€” despite missing five offensive starters â€” the Buffs looked strong early in the matchup as Forsan kept the chains moving, but were ultimately stopped by an aggresssive Roughneck defense â€” who clearly used its size advantage over the Buffaloes.
HERALD/Photos Lyndel Moody
Despite a little chilly morning weather Friday, the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, rector of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, blesses a little black lab mix, one of the 155 dogs and 35 cats housed at the Howard County Humane Society. St. Maryâ€™s Parish will hold a second community Blessing of the Animals service at 3 p.m. Sunday in the churchâ€™s Bennett Garden, 1001 S. Goliad.
A former Big Spring radio personality who pleaded guilty to a single charge of online solicitation of a minor and was sentenced to six years in prison in 118th District Court Friday, was unsuccessful in an attempt to hang himself later in the day, officials said.
Kyle Wade Guthrie, 28, formerly of 408 Hillside Dr. who most recently had been residing in Wichita Falls, was rushed from the Howard County Detention Center by EMS to Scenic Mountain Medical Center. No details about the attempt were released, other than it occurred at 4:58 p.m.
FORSAN â€” School district trustees here are expected to take the next step toward a possible bond election when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
Forsan Independent School District trustees will consider hiring an architectural firm to help assess and address facility needs during the meeting.
A local woman is free on bail after being arrested in connection with a 2009 traffic fatality that claimed the life of a former Big Spring resident.
Crystal Lee Calderon, 30, of Big Spring, was arrested on a charge of intoxication manslaughter, a charge that carries a potential sentence of between two and 10 years in state prison.
Calderon is alleged to have been intoxicated on July 12, 2009, when the vehicle she was driving was involved in an accident on Interstate 20 in Martin County.
Jeremy Acuff, 36, of Big Spring went to be with Yeshua Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joe Hernandez officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Jeremy was born July 11, 1976, in Lamesa, Texas. He has been a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He worked in the oilfield most of his adult life.