February 10th, 2012
Bob Hicks, 72, of Coahoma, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his residence. Memorial celebration services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Coahoma. His friend and pastor, Tom Koger, will officiate and his life long friend, Karl Hoppess of Houston, will give a brief eulogy.
Calling all sweethearts.
Canterbury is having its eighth annual Senior Sweetheart Dance tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the public area at the Canterbury South building.
â€śThis is a great opportunity for the residents to have their family come out and see where they are living,â€ť Executive Director Shannon Nabors said. â€śIt also provides an opportunity for the residents to go dance, have fun, hear some good music and not have to worry about driving back at night.â€ť
Each year, according to Nabors, Cantrbury hosts two dances.
Time to pull out the running shoes.
Big Spring State Park and Timing Specialists have teamed up to put on the inaugural Run 2 Love 2 Run. The Valentineâ€™s Day themed run will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday on Scenic Mountain.
â€śThis is an incentive for folks to stay fit,â€ť State Park Manager Ron Alton said. â€śAs always though, just because run is in the name doesnâ€™t mean people canâ€™t walk the distance if they choose to.â€ť
Local race director Craig Felty found the inspiration from a few couples he knows who are working toward running together and staying in shape.
Work is moving along at the four Big Spring Independent School District elementaries under construction, trustees were told Thursday, but a proposal to implement a standardized dress code has stalled completely â€” at least for now.
Thursday, board members took a tour of Goliad Elementary to see just how far the construction has progressed.
School board elections are are oh the horizon for area districts, including Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan, Stanton, Sands and Grady. Glasscock County ISD will not be holding school board elections until November.
Candidate filing began Tuesday throughout the Crossroads, but districts report little activity.
For those who want to be a Master Gardener, the chance is coming.
The first class of the year will take place 5:30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Horace Garrett Building Room 204 at Howard College for those wanting to receive certification to be a Master Gardener.
â€śThey have the opportunity to register until the beginning of the class, but if they miss the first class they will have to wait until next year's sessions,â€ť Walter Ward, Howard County Master Gardeners president, said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARCUS ARMENDAREZ, 48, of 1008 N. Gregg St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less and possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ ANGELA MARIE ROBINSON, 29, of 1600 S. Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for tattoos prohibited for persons under 18 years of age.
â€˘ MARTY WAYNE HUCKABEE, 31, of 1309 Wright St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving without being secured by a safety belt and failure to appear (three counts).
LeRoy Headrick, 87, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. Entombment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Seward County, Kan., and married Emma Jane Wallace on Aug. 28, 1943, in Montezuma, Kan.
Jimmy Lee Newsom, 80, went home to Heaven on Feb. 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton and the Rev. Wade Cobb, nephew, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Marty Lane Nixon of Denton, Texas, passed away at his residence after a long illness Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. He was 47 years old.
Marty was born Sept. 8, 1964, in Big Spring, Texas. He enjoyed cooking, working in the yard and building things.
A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Denton Funeral Home. A graveside service will directly follow at 3:30 p.m. at Sanger Cemetery in Sanger, Texas.