March 24th, 2012
Rattles are shaking at the Howard County fairgrounds and will continue until 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Big Spring 48th Rattlesnake Roundup started Saturday with snake demonstrations and a free arts and crafts show.
â€śThe snake numbers are down this year, but it looks like the number of people is going to be up,â€ť Roundup Chairman Dennis Burns said.
Those attending can expect to see milking demonstrations, snake shows and races.
Howard County commissioners have a routine agenda awaiting them when they meet Monday morning.
Commissioners are to discuss and possibly take action on a contract with West Texas Services regarding mentally ill inmates at the county detention center. According to officials, the discussion is expected to center around possible updates to the contract, which is renewed periodically between the two government agencies.
The court is also expected to hold an executive session during Mondayâ€™s meeting to discuss personnel considerations.
Debbie Hicks Puente, 37, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Prayer services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home followed by visitation until 5 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Gateway Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Mills, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Jose â€śChepeâ€ť Marquez Hernandez, 83, of Big Spring, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Pedro Tobias, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Jonnie Gunnels, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Ken McMeans, pastor of College Baptist Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2012, at the funeral home.
She was born March 21, 1925, in Rising Star, Texas, and married Clyde Gunnels on Nov. 27, 1945, in Eastland, Texas. He preceded her in death July 1, 1989.
Donna N. Smith, 86, of Midland passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She was born in Duchesne, Utah, on March 27, 1925, to Alonzo C. and Fern (Gordon) Fitzwater. Donna had a passion for flowers and was a longtime member of the Green Thumb Garden Club.
Peyton Everlee Canales, daughter of Veronica Ruiz and Moses Canales of Big Spring, was born March 2, 2012, at MCH Center for Women and Infants in Odessa, Texas.
She was 20 1/2 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.
Her grandparents are Leticia and Robert Ruiz of Big Spring. Paternal grandparents are Lee and Jeannie Canales.
She was welcomed home by her sibling, Kloe Canales.
Breaking News update: Just released from BSPD officials. The remains discovered at the McMahon Wrinkle Airpark in Big Spring on Tuesday have been determined to be that of a male. At this time nothing else has been determined.
COAHOMA â€” School trustees here approved the calendar and teacher contracts for the 2012-2013 school year during their monthly meeting Thursday night.
The coming school year at Coahoma will begin Aug. 27 and conclude May 30, 2013, and includes the following student holidays:
â€˘ Sept. 3 â€” Labor Day holiday.
â€˘ Oct. 8 â€” Staff development (student holiday).
â€˘ Nov. 21-22 â€” Thanksgiving holiday.
â€˘ Nov. 26 â€” Staff development (student holiday).
â€˘ Dec. 20-Jan. 2, 2013 â€” Christmas holiday.
â€˘ March 11-15, 2013 â€” Spring break.
â€˘ May 24, 2013 â€” Bad weather make-up day.
New life, new hope and and a trip down memory lane is what Heritage Museum is offering with its Easter Greetings exhibit. The exhibit is open to the public until May 1 and is located in the museum lobby.
â€śEaster hasn't changed much. It is still focused around family for the most part and the traditions have pretty much stayed the same, but there are a few details that have transformed over the years,â€ť Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost said.