September 24th, 2012
A memorial service for Edith Books, 95, of Athens is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Garden City with the Rev. Kolby Abney officiating.
A private burial will precede the service at Garden City cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Mrs. Books died Sept. 21, 2012, in her Athens residence.
The Steers kept the win streak alive for an enthusiastic homecoming crowd as Big Spring â led by sophomore quarterback Tobyn Tannehill â walked all over rival Andrews, defeating the Mustangs 51-14 andimproving to 4-0 on the season.
For the second straight week, the Steers' opponents drew first blood. Andrews quarterback Shane Dolgener threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to give the Mustangs a 6-0 lead on the first possession of the game when the point after was missed.
TUSCOLA â This time, the Buffaloes hunted the Indians.
The undefeated Forsan Buffaloes traveled to meet the winless Jim Ned High School on Friday, but barely scraped by with a victory as the Buffs were forced to mount a 25-point comeback to defeat the Indians, who had jumped out to 21-0 lead by the end of the first half of play.
Forsan's Brendan Roman scored two running touchdowns and rushed for 117 yards and Trevor Burchett had a 37-yard scoring reception. Burchett also shared quarterbacking duties with Marcus Cervantes. Both passed for one touchdown apiece.
A 54-year-old Big Spring man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday morning in 118th District Court, pleading guilty to one count of prohibited sexual conduct after law enforcement discovered he had fathered a child with his daughter.
Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, formerly of 4302.5 S. Highway 87 and currently in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center, had been indicted by a grand jury June 1 on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies.
Howard County commissioners will look to put the finishing touches on their 2012-2013 fiscal plan Monday, as the court looks to adopt its tax rate for the coming year.
The court â which approved its 2012-2013 budget during the Sept. 10 meeting â will consider adopting a tax rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation during the meeting.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
âą ERNESTO ALONZO, 39, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving without being secured by safety belt.
âą BRESHA DENAE RANDLE, 19, of 1805 Mittel Ave., was arrested Friday on warrants for fail to appear (x2), expired registration and failed to control speed.
âą THEFT was reported:
In the 1600 block of E. Sixth.
In the 3500 block of E. I-20.
In the 1100 block of Hwy 176.
In the 300 block of S. Rex in Forsan.
Annette âAnnâ Marie Weaver, 81, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Weaver Family & Friends Cemetery with Wade Cobb, minister of the Gathering in Midland, officiating.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce Stormi Layne Smith of Big Spring has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Texas Tech University.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.
Stormi was also named to the Presidents List in the Fall 2011 and Deans List for the spring semester 2012.
Emily Rodriguez, daughter of Veronica Martinez Rodriguez and Rigo Rodriguez of Mesquite, Texas, was born Aug. 30, 2012.
She weighed 10 pounds and 10 ounces.
She is the granddaughter of Oralia and John C. Tovias of Big Spring. She is the great granddaughter of Ofelia Flores of Big Spring.
Jeri Lynn Kenton of Big Spring, daughter of the late Bill and the late Pat Kenton, and Bill Stockton of Big Spring, son of Larry and Janie Stockton, announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edwin âTexâ and Caroline Kenton and E.M. âBuddyâ and Gladys Cohn, all deceased.
The prospective groom is the grandson of G.B. and Ethel Stockton and Clint and Evasue James, all deceased.
Jeri is employed at Texas Wicks. Bill is employed at Deserts Quarries.
The couple plans to exchange wedding vows Oct. 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. at St. Maryâs Episcopal Church.