January 30th, 2012
Donald Herff McGonagill
Donald Herff McGonagill, 84, of Big Spring, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in San Angelo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey and the Rev. Mike Couch of First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at the funeral home.
Don was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Melvin, Texas, to Herff and Floy (Farnsworth) McGonagill.
Omega Hernandez, 80, of Big Spring died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
She was born June 13, 1931, in Rotan to Epifania Alcala Galan and Felix Galan. She attended schools in Roby and graduated in 1949. She attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene and graduated from Draughonâs Business College in Abilene in 1954.
Thomas Abbott Decell went peacefully home to his Lord and Savior Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at 6:21 p.m. He was born Oct. 30, 1932, in Brookhaven, Miss., to Thomas and Mary Lee (Abbott) Decell.
For the ninth time in a row, the Big Spring High School Debate team brought home the University Interscholastic League District Cross-Examination Debate crown.
Bringing home the gold was the team of Seth Trevino and Caleb Gonzales.
âWinning district and going to the UIL CX State Meet is awesome, but Iâm also glad that I could continue the tradition of district champions here at BSHS.â Trevino said.
Joining Trevino and Gonzales at the state meet will be the team of Forrest McJunkin and Shiloh Creswell. This will be Creswellâs second year attending the meet.
Maddox Lee Guzman, son of Valerie Dominguez and Adam Guzman of Big Spring, was born Dec. 29, 2011, at 6 p.m.
He weighed 8 pounds and measured at 18 ÂŸ inches.
His maternal grandparents are Rose Dominguez and Ruben Dominguez.
His paternal grandparentsare Alicia Guzman and Epijoe Guzman.
Omega Hernandez, 80, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Billy Joe Burleson, 55, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Jerome McNally, pastor of New Life Ministries Church of God in Christ, officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Hamlin East Cemetery in Hamlin, Texas.
He was born July 24, 1956, in Hamlin, Texas, to Rosie Lee and James Burleson. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in road construction. He moved to Big Spring in 1990 from Hamlin. He was a member of Christ Community Fellowship.
Love the park? Love to run?
February 11 will provide an opportunity to combine love for the park and the love to run and even a chance to share it with your partner, in the first annual Run 2 Love 2 Run at the Big Spring State Park.
âValentineâs Day was the inspiration for this event, of course,â Park Manager Ron Alton said. âThis is an incentive for folks to stay fit.â
Hauchen Zhang, gold medalist of the Van Cliburn piano competition, will perform with the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra in Garrett Hall the evening of Saturday, Feb. 4.
The concert was originally scheduled fto be held at the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium, but delays in renovation of the facility forced a change of venue. Garrett Hall is located at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Scurry and Fourth streets. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
Zhang, of China, is the first gold medalist to perform with the orchestra, according to Dr. Keith Graumann, conductor.
The theatre department is putting on the Wizard of Oz tonight and Saturday night. Both performances will start at 7 p.m. Admission for adults is $5 and student tickets will be available at the door. The performance will take place in the high school auditorium.