April 18th, 2012
William M. "Bill" Skiles, 95, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 15, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Bill was born Nov. 28, 1916, in Rough Creek Community, Texas, and married Alyene M. Bennett on Jan. 28, 1956, in Lovington, N.M. She preceded him in death April 1, 2010.
Christina Louise Stallings Garrard, 39, of Big Spring died Friday, April 13, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel.
She was born June 19, 1972, in Hollis, Okla. She had been a resident of Big Spring for 21 years, coming from Tye, Texas. She was a homemaker and was also bookkeeper and office manager for Four Seasons.
Edward â€śEddieâ€ť Rodriguez, 56, of Big Spring died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Vigil services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Coahoma Cemetery.
COLORADO CITY â€” The Coahoma Bulldogettes had one thing on their minds Tuesday â€” avenge their only District 3-2A loss to the Colorado City Lady Wolves and take sole possession of first place in the highly competitive region.
Unfortunately, that plan was dashed with a 7-3 loss which forced a three-way tie between Coahoma, Colorado City and Forsan.
After a rough outing during the first round of Region 1-3A tournament play Monday, the Big Spring High School Boy's golf team rallied back Tuesday, jumping ahead of Ft. Stockton and taking second place behind Andrews to punch their ticket to the state championship tournament in Austin.
The BSHS boys shot a total of 648 â€” 330 in the the first round and 318 the second. Tyler Bryan led the Steers with a two-round total of 157. Devin Roberson shot a 163, Tate Kennedy 164, Jason Guevara 169 and Ryan Pollard 171.
Taylor Seaton is passionate about volleyball. This coming fall, she will get a chance to take that passion to the next level.
Seaton, a senior at Big Spring High School, signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at McMurry University in Abilene on Tuesday at the BSHS Athletic Training Center.
Heavily recruited by the institution, Seaton believes McMurry will be a good fit for many reasons.
â€śI really wanted to go to a school that has Christian values,â€ť Seaton said. â€śI know that is where I am supposed to be.â€ť
Howard College will honor its top students at the annual awards convocation set for 7 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Students will be recognized for their achievements in a variety of areas, including academics, leadership and citizenship.
The top honor to be presented tonight is the President's Award, given to the college student who excels in several areas of college life.
The President's Award is voted on by faculty and staff, with College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks having the final say, officials said.
Inspiring artists at a young age is the route Howard Cottage is taking.
Students at Howard Cottage â€” ranging from 18 months to 4 years old â€” are being featured in an exhibit, the Howard Cottage Art Show, which is on display at the Hall Center for the Arts until May 3.
â€śWe enjoy highlighting our kids,â€ť said Stacy Slaten, assistant professor of art and art department head at Howard College.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, 23, of Port Arthur, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ KEVIN LEE DUNLAP, 34, of 3312 Auburn, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ MARK MATTHEW LINDEM, 34, of 2506 Kelly Circle, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Kenneth W. "Hoss" Hartmann, 47, of Big Spring died Friday, April 13, 2012, in a Grapevine hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Johnny Cockerham officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the funeral home.