March 3rd, 2012
Travis Albert Lillard, of Midland, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Levelland, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring.
Alma Shafer, 78, of Vincent died Friday, March 2, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Ben Neel officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the funeral home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Big Spring, Texas, and married LaRoy Shafer on Nov. 7, 1953, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1994.
Judy Tucker, 56, of Midland County, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at her residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel, with Chaplain Lynn Robertson, Compass Hospice, officiating.
She was born Aug. 10, 1955, in Odessa, Texas, to Martha and Eugene Hasha. She grew up in Midland and lived most of her life there. She lived in Big Spring for four years. She was a veteran of the United States Army.
SNYDER â€” Big Spring High School track and field athletes brought home plenty of gold from Friday's Canyon Reef Relays at Snyder High School.
Big Spring finished first in the girl's division and second in boy's competition at the meet. The Lady Steers scored 236 points to easily out-distance runner-up Abilene Wylie (188) for the girl's team title, while Snyder edged out Big Spring 161 points to 148, for the boy's team championship.
The Sands Mustangs and Grady Wildcats have played plenty of big games over the years, but none will be bigger than Saturday's basketball contest between the two schools.
The Mustangs and Wildcats were scheduled to play at 2 p.m. Saturday in the championship game of the Region I-1A Div. II Tournament at South Plains College in Levelland. And the stakes â€” a spot in the state basketball tournament for the winner â€” couldn't be bigger.
A Big Spring man found guilty on multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child this week in 118th District Court was sentenced Thursday to serve 35 consecutive years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.
Ernesto Dutchover Garcia, 60, 1300 E. 11th Place, was found guilty by a jury on one count of indecency with a child and two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to Assistant District Attorney Robin Orr.
Lola Lamb has been intrigued by rocks since the 1970s, when her mother got her interested in the Big Spring Prospector's Club.
â€śIt's a learning process every day. Every rock you cut open, you are the first to see what the good Lord made there,â€ť she said with a smile. â€śit's never ceased to amaze me how just a dull rock can hold something so beautiful inside.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MICHAEL DALE PRESTON, 27, of 2100 Morrison, was arrested Thursday on charges of duty on striking unattended vehicle, driving while intoxicated â€“ third or more offense, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle with a previous conviction.
â€˘ LUIS ADOLFO PENA, 33, of 1105 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SAMANTHA CYBIL LINDQUIST, 26, of 1306 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft.
Victoria â€śMommyâ€ť Escovedo, 71, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Hospice of Midland Inpatient Unit. Vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
The Howard College women's basketball team ended its season on a winning note, but the Hawks needed every second on the clock to do it.
Senior guard Kali Jerrell hit two free throws with no time remaining to give Howard a 61-59 victory over Frank Phillips College in the regular-season finale for both teams at Garrett Coliseum Thursday evening.
In Thursday's nightcap, the Howard men's team needed no such late heroics as it tuned up for the upcoming Region V Tournament with a 75-54 win over Frank Phillips.