July 17th, 2012
Call it one-stop registration.
Parents of students new to the local school district will no longer have to visit multiple campuses to get their children registered, thanks to a move Big Spring Independent School District to consolidate those services under one roof.
The result is the Student Records and Registation office, located at the old Goliad Intermediate campus.
Two 2012 Big Spring High School graduates, Seth Trevino and Shawn Adams, have been accepted as members of the newly formed debate program at Ranger College.
"We're glad to have Big Spring represented on our roster." Jason Jordan, coach of the Ranger College team, said, "Big Spring has developed a reputation for producing successful debaters who are competitive both regionally and nationally."
With next year being the first year debate is offered at Ranger College, Trevino and Adams will be on the ground floor of what should be a quality program.
Mary Ann Williams Musick, 70, of Big Spring died Monday, July 16, 2012, at her residence. Private family services will be at a later date.
She was born March 25, 1942, in Luling, Texas, and married Harry Musick on June 9, 1998.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Musick of Big Spring; two daughters, Kim Boeckel Brennan and Deborah Boeckel Richards, both of League City; three sisters, Kathryn Toyer of Salem, Mo., Tammy Deaton of Big Spring and Heather of Arlington; one granddaughter; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Donna Jean Arroyo, 50, of Monahans, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Big Spring.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Donna was born Nov. 11, 1961, in Big Spring, Texas.
Alice Loraine Baker Rueda, 64, of Big Spring died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Ulysses Mathews Jr., 55, of Big Spring died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Splishin' and a splashin' will be taking place at 5, 6 and 10 Under West Texas Skies.
The Big Spring Family Aquatic Center will be the setting for the 2012 Newswest 9 Under West Texas Skies wrap up. The events are set to start at 4 p.m. Friday 20 and continue until 10 p.m.
â€śFor the past several years, we have been the last stop on the week-long journey and this year we are wrapping things up on the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts,â€ť Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said.
A little support please?
That is the call from those wanting to start a Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter in the Big Spring area. Fundraisers are getting underway, with hopes of being able to bring the mentor program to the area. The first fundraiser â€”community garage sale â€” will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SANTIAGO GOMEZ GALINDO, 25, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Sunday, on charges of hindering officers discharging official duties and failure to identify.
â€˘ ROSARIO CABRERA SANCHEZ, 55, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ROBERT GARDNER LYNCH JR., 51, of 300 Veterans Blvd, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
The school that looks like it was â€śbuilt inside a bowlâ€ť passed a major test last week.
Because of costs and other factors, the new Goliad Elementary building, located at the intersection of 18th and Goliad, was built below street level. However, this raised concerns from some local residents about how water-tight the school would be in case of heavy rains.