February 19th, 2011
Officials with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program say tax preparations and filings have gone smoothly so far, with the bulk of itemized returns expected to be filed in the coming weeks.
The Internal Revenue Service began accepting itemized returns this week, a delay that was made necessary to allow for updating of a number of deductions that were approved late in the process by the federal government.
The Big Spring High School Choir had quite a medal haul at the recent University Interscholastic League Solo and Ensemble Contest in San Angelo.
Thirty BSHS students earned Division I ratings (the highest possible) during the contest, which was held at Angelo State University Feb. 5.
BSHS Choir Director Anna Castaneda O'Brien said 28 of those students qualified to compete in the State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest, which will be held at the University of Texas in Austin later this school year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€˘ DAVID ISAIAS MIRAMONTES, 22, El Paso, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ROSA MARIA FLORES, 34, 1504 Lincoln, was arrested on a warrant for harassment.
â€˘ ANNA MAE WHITE, 23, 1107 S. Goliad, was arrested on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
â€˘ ROBERT ALLEN WRIGHT, 48, 2621 Chanute, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
Joy Fortenberry of Big Spring passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, to be with her Heavenly Father. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
Mary B. Hogg, 96, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in a local nursing home. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.
SNYDER â€” Benjamin Grover Brumit of Snyder died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Snyder Oaks Care Center after a lengthy illness. A private family service for Mr. Brumit, 58, will be held to celebrate his life. As per Mr. Brumit's wishes, his body will be donated to science.
Tommie Cooper, 88, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
“Time Travels,” Big Spring Symphony's third concert of the 2010-2011 season, promises a varied and contrasting repertoire, according to music director and conductor Dr. Keith Graumann.
A part of the “Home is Where the Heart Is” series, “Time Travels” will open at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Big Spring High School Auditorium.
Last-minute details are falling into place, but the local Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club still needs help to pull off the upcoming Harlem Ambassadors benefit basketball game.
The Big Spring Fire Department has a shiny new weapon in it's arsenal of firefighting tools, adding a $100,000 brush truck to its fleet, compliments of the State Legislature.
According to BSFD spokesman Craig Ferguson, the truck — which is used to fight brush fires in areas fire engines are unable to reach — didn't cost the city of Big Spring a dime and represents a considerable step forward for the department.