April 11th, 2012
Residents will get a chance to get â€śtrashyâ€ť Saturday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to clean up the Crossroads area during the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off.
Trash-Off Coordinator Pat Simmons said there are a number of ways area residents and groups can get involved in the effort, whether it's tackling a piece of their own property or joining with other volunteers to spruce up an area in the community.
Barbara Begley, 71, of Big Spring died Monday, April 9, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with James Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.
Edna Faye Smith, 97, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
FORSAN â€” School officials here will soon take the first step in what will be more than a year-long process of evaluating the state of school facilities.
During their monthly meeting Monday evening, Forsan Independent School District trustees discussed commissioning a facilities study within the next few months to assess the need for modernizing campus buildings.
For the second time in less than five years, the historic totem pole at Comanche Trail Park has come under attack by vandals.
According to officials with the city of Big Spring, damage to the local landmark was discovered Monday.
â€śThe pole was intact Saturday morning, so it had to be done some time between Saturday night and Monday morning,â€ť said Kenny Davis, municipal landfill director.
â€śIt appears to have been done by either a kid or a small man or teen using a hatchet, not an axe. I'm fairly sure if they had used an axe they would have brought the entire totem pole down.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday:
â€˘ ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Monday on charges of criminal trespass/property/building/aircraft/vehicle and public intoxication with three prior convictions.
â€˘ PATRICK ALLEN GLENN,50, of 914 E. Sixth Street, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ GINA GAINES GIBSON, 39, of 600 W. I-20 115, was arrested Monday on a warrant from other agency.
Funeral services for Brenda Lee (Begley) Hardin, 51, of Lovington, N.M., will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. with David Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery. Brenda was born Oct. 4, 1960, in Clovis, N.M., to James and Barbara (Morris) Begley and passed away April 5, 2012, at Nor-Lea Hospital.
Ward Booth, of McQueeney, Texas, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, died April 7, 2012 at the age of 65. He was born Dec. 8, 1946, in Odessa, Texas, to W. Ed and Louise Booth.
He was graduated from Big Spring High School in 1965, earned a degree in applied science from Howard College. He served in the Army as a Spec. 5 during the Vietnam war. He owned and operated two successful businesses. He lived in Big Spring, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio and Mcqueeney, Texas. He was a firefighter at heart.
Clyde Gafford, 95, of Bastrop, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, April 6, 2012, in a Bastrop nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Oscar Solis Sr., 50, of Big Spring died Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Pampa, Texas. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.