September 3rd, 2011
As West Texans try desperately to conserve water in the face of the ongoing drought, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say they have been forced to stop pumping water from Lake Spence, the second reservoir from its system to fall prey to the lack of rain.
Located in Robert Lee, Lake Spence is currently at 0.5 percent capacity, according to CRMWD officials. Spence is the second reservoir to reach critical levels for the water district, with Lake Thomas â€” currently at 2.21 percent of capacity â€” having been out of commission since December 2008.
Times may be tough, but with a little help itâ€™s possible to make it through.
Isaiah 58, along with numerous other food pantries in the area, has been hard hit with a shortage of supply. In fact, because of higher grocery prices and fewer food and monetary donations, many food banks have been turning families away or closing altogether.
When the historic Settles Hotel once again opens its doors to the Crossroads area in less than a year, it will be Austin-based management and consulting firm La Corsha Hospitality Group at the helm.
According to Big Spring native Brint Ryan â€” founder and CEO of Ryan LLC and the investor currently driving the ongoing restoration of the downtown landmark â€” the hotel is expected to re-open during the first quarter of 2012, with the Austin firm prepared to take the lead in marketing and managing the facility.
Add one more way to the list of how firefighters save lives.
Saturday morning, members of the Big Spring Fire Department set up post on Gregg Street in hopes of raising money for Jerryâ€™s Kids and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
â€śWe are trying to stamp out more than 40 new diseases and the good thing is this money stays in the area. It goes to the Midland office, which services the Big Spring area,â€ť said Chanley Delk, president of the Big Spring Professional Fire Fighters Association.
Shane Martinez and Randi Gerstenberger of Big Spring, announce the birth of their daughter Ava Jean Martinez.
Ava was born Aug. 19, 2011, at 11:08 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and measured 18 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents are Nelda Williams and Deter and Kion Gerstenberger. Paternal grandparents are Augustine and April Martinez and Denise Creekmore.
She was welcomed home by her siblings, LaRae and Maddix Martinez.
Krystal and Coby Edmiston, of San Angelo announce the birth ofÂ Kaylee Anne Edmiston, born Aug. 3, 2011. Kaylee weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces, and was 19Â 3/4 inches long.Â
Her proud grandparents are Mike & Laura Hughes of Big Spring, the late George Anne McAngus of Eldorado, Jim Bob and Trish Edmiston of McCamey and great grandma's Esther Hughes of Big Spring andÂ Joan Howard of Anchor Point, Ark.Â
Pauline Lecroy, 89, of Big Spring, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Ervin L. Bridge, 85, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in a local hospital.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park, Big Spring, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, Big Spring, Texas.
Thomas A. â€śDocâ€ť Fay, 71, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at his residence. Memorial services and burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Conshohocken, Pa.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com.
Aimee Wallace Aragon
Aimee Wallace Aragon, 41, of Rusk, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, died Friday, Sept.2, 2011 at a Tyler Hospital.Â Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.