August 11th, 2012
Dr. James Tipton, 79, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Miss Raegan Mychal Ritchey and Mr. Nathan Riley Bayless were united in marriage Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 6 oâ€™clock in the evening at Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Randy Cotton.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ritchey of Big Spring. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Leona Turner and the late Leo Turner of Kerrville, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Ritchey of Big Spring.
Autumn Annette Wash, daughter of Brodie and Kaci Wash of Big Spring, was born July 20, 2012, at 2:45 p.m.
She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Kathy Aycock of San Angelo and Mark and Sherleen Aycock of Menard.
Paternal grandparents are David and Lisa Hobbs of Big Spring and the late Billy Wash. Great grandmother is JoAnn Loudamy of Big Spring.
Autumn was welcomed home by her brother Brennan Wash.
Easton Troy Ward, son of Derek and Mendy Ward of Coahoma, was born July 3, 2012, at 8:05 a.m.
He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and measured 20 Â˝ inches long.
Maternal grandparents are James and Melinda Morgan of Coahoma. Paternal grandparents are Ronnie and Cathy Ward of Coahoma.
Xaiden Ray DeLeon, son of Elias and Erika DeLeon, was born Aug. 7, 2012, at 11:05 a.m.
He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Cindy Rios-Tercero and Markus Garza. Paternal grandparents are Ray and Vicky DeLeon.
Xaiden was welcomed home by his sibling Sabastian Day DeLeon.
A 26-year-old Big Spring man is in the Howard County Detention Center, after authorities say he kidnapped a woman from a Midland bar Saturday and sexually assaulted her.
Jonathan Brandon Glenn, 26, of 601 State St., was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping.
According to Big Spring Police Chief Lonnie Smith, an adult female victim â€” with an address in Midland â€” reported the sexual assault and kidnapping around 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Faced with the hazardous possibility of some students having to cross major traffic arteries on their way to school, Big Spring Independent School District officials have increased the number of bus stops for the coming year.
BSISD trustees learned of the new plan during their monthly meeting Thursday in the high school board room.
When the school district redrew its attendance zones earlier this year, officials quickly realized that some students would have to cross busy highways if they chose to walk to school.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL REECE, 34, of 1919 E. 11th Place, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, expired registration, speeding and failure to appear (three counts).
â€˘ SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 29, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Friday on warrants from other agency (x4).
â€˘ EDDIE GLENN OVERTON, 20, of 1808 N. CR 1330, was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
All three Howard County school districts received sub-par ratings in the latest round of federal accountability listings.
Almost three quarters of Texas' public school district failed to meet Average Yearly Performance (AYP) benchmarks this year, according to information released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency.
TEA noted that only 28 percent of the state's school districts â€” and 44 percent of individual campuses â€” received passing AYP marks this year, a fact the agency blamed on a substantial increase in requirements.
For those wanting to know where the medical community stands this year, the State of the Community Series Part 3: Medical Update â€” set for Aug. 21 â€” will provide that information.
Reports will be delivered by Ed Moughon, CEO of Big Spring State Hospital; Dr. Judith Madura, CEO of South Plains Rural Health Services; Larry Rodgers, CEO of Scenic Mountain Medical Center; and Dan Marsh, CEO of West Texas VA Health Care Systems.