February 11th, 2012
Kelvin Allen Branch, 48 of Big Spring, Texas, formerly of Paris, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in Midland, Texas.
Funeral services have been set for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Bill Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Big Spring Economic Development Corporation board members will discuss the Type B project being proposed by the Big Spring City Council during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Board Room.
During the meeting there will be consideration, discussion and possible action concerning the Type B project proposed by Mayor Tommy Duncan, which would set some economic development funds aside for the repair and rehabilitation of the city of Big Springâ€™s water and wastewater treatment plants and repair and replacement of water distribution lines.
Paul Pittman, local resident, stopped by Inspirations Flowers and Gifts Saturday morning during Kathleen Rigdon Highleyâ€™s book signing. Highley was featuring her newest book, â€śComing Homeâ€ť â€” her third novel â€”and also had copies of her previous two books, â€ś106 Arrowhead Driveâ€ť and â€śIn Search of Tranquilityâ€ť on hand.
Start the list for the upcoming board of trustees election at Howard College.
As of Thursday afternoon, Maxwell Barr â€” seat holder of District 4 â€” and Larry McLellan â€” trustee for District 3 â€” have announced they will be seeking re-election.
Barr was appointed to his current seat in February 2009 in order to fill the position of long-time board member Don McKinney, who passed away. After his fill-in term, he was elected to the position in 2010.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ DUSTY FRIAR FRIAR, 24, of 604 Drake, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ALFONSO BACA III, 29, of 506 State, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘ EDWARD MYERS IV, 41, of 1204 Lamar, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility, safety seat system-child under 8 years or less than 4'9â€ť tall and no drivers license when unlicensed.
Derek and Crystal Wash of Big Spring announce the birth of their twin boys, Kinsler William and Carter Gray Wash.
Both boys were born Jan. 11, 2012, at 6:58 p.m.
Kinsler William weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces and measured 16 inches long. Carter Gray weighed 5 pounds and measured 16 ÂĽ inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Larry and Kim Bridges of Big Spring.
Paternal grandparents are David and Lisa Hobbs of Big Spring and the late Billy Wash.
James and Beverly Norman of Big Spring will be honored with a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the College Baptist Church fellowship hall. The reception will be hosted by the coupleâ€™s children: Leslie and Albert Harris, Larrie and Greg Estes, all of San Angelo; and Craig Norman of Big Spring. They have been blessed with five grandchildren.
James was born to James J. and Elsie Norman in Lamesa, Texas, and Beverly Osborn was born to D.M. (Dock) and Juana Osborn in Abilene, Texas.
The celebration and blessing of a marriage took place Jan. 21, 2012, in Litchfield Park, Ariz. at St. Peterâ€™s Episcopal Church for Katherine Carlsen Crawford and Logan Choate Churchwell, of Arlington, Va.Â Officiated by the Right Reverend Kirk Smith, Bishop of Arizona, the bride and groom made their life long vows to each other in the presence of God, their families and friends.
During halftime of Thursday's Howard College-Western Texas basketball game, members of Howard's 1962 track and field team were honored on the 50th anniversary of their national junior college title, one of three straight championships the squad earned. With members of the team behind her, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks addresses the crowd during the ceremony.
Judy Hokett, 80, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.