June 4th, 2012
Amateur astronomers and local residents will get a chance to turn their sights toward the heavens Saturday, June 23, as officials with the Big Spring State Park prepare for their annual Stargazing Party atop the local landmark.
â€śSunset is approximately 9 p.m. and there will be a program as soon as it gets dark enough to see the projection, which is usually between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m.,â€ť said Park Manager Ron Alton. â€śI'm going to ask the astronomy club members to bone up on their constellations so we can point some of them out.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAVIER MIRAMONTES, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 33, of 1605 Sunset, was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and expired registration.
â€˘ RAYMOND EARL OVERTON, 33, of 405.5 Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Area residents who received their property tax appraisals this year may find themselves with a case of sticker shock, as officials with the Howard County Appraisal District say higher market values are driving up valuations in the Crossroads area.
According to Ronny Babcock, chief appraiser for the appraisal district, said his office is already seeing a high volume of property owners filing protests regarding their appraisals.
The parade is on again.
After a year's absence, the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo will have a parade â€” at a cooler time.
â€śOne problem with the parade on Thursday afternoon was the heat this time of year,â€ť said Chad Wash, rodeo association board member. â€śThis year, we've put the parade back in, but moved it to Saturday morning when it's cooler.â€ť
The rodeo opens Thursday, June 21, and ends Saturday, June 23 with nightly performances at the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ JOE ANTHONY BUSTAMANTE, 23, of 1500 E. 57th, was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving while license invalid, fail to report change of address/name, fail to appear (two counts).
â€˘ GABRIEL SOTO, 46, of 3304 W. Hwy 80 27, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (two counts), failed to maintain financial responsibility (two counts), fail to appear (four counts).
LaDell Musgrove, 73, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Revs. Jim Wilkerson and Pat Ray Jr. officiating.
She was born June 11, 1938, in Boswell, Okla. and married Thomas Jerry Musgrove Sr. Jan. 15, 1954 in Big Spring. He preceded her in death Feb. 23, 2009.
LaDell owned and operated Dell's Cafe for 14 years, from 1974 to 1989. She was a great mother and grandmother. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Amanda Fay Moreno of Big Spring, and Chris James Duforat of Fort Stockton, proudly announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Hilaria (Lolly) Moreno and the late David G. Moreno, of Big Spring. She is the granddaughter of the late, Magdaleno and Irene Moreno and the late Abel Sr. and Emma Cruz.
The prospective groom is the son of Jean-Michel Duforat and Vickie (Ringham) Duforat, both of Fort Stockton.
Allen Risner, 25, of Fairbanks, Alaska, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, died May 28, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, as a result of injuries from a motorcycle accident. Services will be held at a later date.
Allen was born Jan. 22, 1987, in Stanton, Texas, to David and Margie Risner.
He attended schools in Big Spring until the family moved to Alaska in 2000. The family attended First United Methodist Church in Big Spring.
Survivors include his parents and a brother, David Risner of North Pole, Alaska.
Lucille Aston, 93 of Big Spring died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Parkview Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coleman Cemetery in Coleman with Kermit Sorrels of Coleman officiating.
She was born July 23, 1918, in Coleman, Texas. She was the secretary for Grammarâ€™s Department Store for many years, then worked at Coleman Independent School District as a secretary until retiring. She moved to Big Spring 15 years ago from Coleman. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Coleman.
Frances Clark and Jay Smith, both of Big Spring exchanged vows April 14, 2012, at a 4 p.m. ceremony at Trinity Baptist Church. Pastor Randy Cotton officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Bill Clark of Big Spring and Diann Armstrong of Dilley, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Howard and Pearl Armstrong of Ackerly and Julie Spencer of Oregon.
The groom is the son of Johnny Smith of Big Spring and Mendy Cother of Sierra Vista, Ariz. He is the grandson of Ela and Robert Reynolds of Childress, Texas and Venita and Chuck Houston of Amarillo.