June 25th, 2012
Rebecca Valencia, 95, of Big Spring died Friday, June 22, 2012, in Houston. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Graveside services for James Rogers, 63, of Brownwood, Texas, formerly of Big Spring, will be held 11 a.m.. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Greenleaf Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home. The family will receive friend from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Rogers passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
He was born on July 31, 1948, in Dallas to Dee Lawson and Margaret Frances Pierce Rogers. He was a retired truck driver and had lived in Brownwood for the past 10 years. He previously lived in Big Spring.
Maurine Pittman, of Big Spring, died Sunday, June 24, 2012 in a Dallas hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Imagine your boss coming up to you and saying he was cutting your salary, only he wouldnâ€™t say how much your salary was getting cut or even when the cuts would take effect.
Now, try figuring out your household budget.
Thatâ€™s kind of the situation facing Howard College administrators as they start preparing their budget for the next fiscal year â€” they know theyâ€™re going to lose state appropriation money, but not how much or exactly when a final decision on those cuts will be handed down by state officials.
Rocky Harris, longtime head band director at Big Spring High School, has accepted the position as head band director at Permian High School, the Odessa American reported.
Shawn Bell, fine arts director for the Ector Independent School District, confirmed Friday that Harris had been offered the job, and had accepted it. He will replace Mike Watts, who served as Permian band director for the past 25 years before retiring at the end of the school year. A retirement party was held for Watts earlier this week, though the announcement of his retiring had been known for some time.
Howard County commissioners will have a number of issues to consider when they meet Monday morning, including moving a communications tower and addressing staffing issues at the local Department of Public Safety office.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the court is expected to consider selecting another location for one of the countyâ€™s communication towers.
â€śThe tower is currently located on another tower, I believe on South Mountain,â€ť Barr said. â€śMy understanding is that tower has been condemned, so weâ€™ve been looking at other locations for it.â€ť
Aria Shea Grove, daughter of Aricka Sterling Hart and Kevin Patrick Grove of Big Spring, was born June 13, 2012, at 6:32 p.m.
She weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are John Arvin Hart and Dana Denise Reid of Big Spring. Great-grandparents are Clifford and Jo Etta Hart of Big Spring and Travis and Jane Reid, of Coahoma. Great-great grandmother is Velma Reid of Coahoma.
Paternal grandparents are Richard and Michelle Grove of Big Spring and Robyn Baeza of Midland. Great-grandparents include Dick and Sally Grove of Big Spring.
Missy Adams and the late Steve Adams joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter, Kresha Darlene Adams to Carson Clinton Grizzard, son of Russell and Lori Grizzard of Midland. Kresha is the granddaughter of Ms. Kay Walker and the late Chelsea Waker and Craig and Paula Adams, all of Midland. Also, Taylor Hodges of Gerard, Texas.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ DANNYE JOLENE STANSBERRY, 37, of 358 PR 6907, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency and possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.
â€˘ SONYA GAY BIDDLE, 42, of 908 W. Fourth St., was arrested Friday on charges of public intoxication, possession of controlled substance less than 28 grams (two counts) and possession of dangerous drug.
Opal Pauline Ballard, 81, of Odessa died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at her residence. She was born May 22, 1931, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Oscar Elroy and Iva (King) Chandler. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Emmit Ballard.
She is survived by her son, Royce Ballard of Odessa; daughter, Clovis (Sas-c) Pranschke of Big Spring; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.