March 30th, 2011
Billie Strickland, 67, of Big Spring, died on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with L.C. "Trip" Gibbs officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at the funeral home.
Fresh from a stellar performance at the district contest, Big Spring High School's award-winning one act play will take the stage here Friday and Saturday evenings.
“In the Middle of Grand Central Station” will be performed at the Big Spring High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. both nights. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $2 for students and $3 for adults.
The Nancy Pahl Gilsenan-written play advanced from district competition in Sweetwater last weekend and will move on to the the area contest April 7 at Midland College.
Who says nothing happens in Big Spring and Howard County?
Anyone who attended Tuesday's State of the Community Series luncheon – Part 1: Money at Work, got a detailed report. Presentations from the city of Big Spring, Howard County, Colorado River Municipal Water District, Howard College and Big Spring Economic Development Corporation focused on the different areas each entity is working on.
It's rodeo time again ... Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo time.
The elementary gym will turn into a rodeo arena Thursday at 9 a.m. Approximately 58 students will take part in six main events; barrels, bronc riding, milking, flag relay, bull riding and poles. For decades, kindergartners at Coahoma have been a part of longtime tradition.
Thirty-three years ago, professional rodeo clown Quail Dobbs — now retired — and a group of kindergarten teachers had an idea that has blossomed into a community event.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT SCOTT OCHOA, 31, of 807 Willia Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘Â ASHLEY LEE RAMOS, 26, of 807 Willia Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ CHRISTINA LEANN GARZA, 27, of 1902 Mittel Avenue, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for safety belt child under 17, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
Rita M. Baker, 97, of Coahoma, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Chaplain Cherise Felty with Home Hospice officiating. Interment will follow at the Coahoma Cemetery.
Enedina â€śOliviaâ€ť Luevano Guzman, 68, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday 25, 2011, at her home in El Monte, Calif. Vigil services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with burial at Rose Hills Memorial Park.
Lee Freeze, 82, of Big Spring died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.
Lupe Lara, 64, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
If the Big Spring Lady Steers ever get over their unfortunate tendency to give away runs, they could become a force in District 5-3A.
For the second game in a row, the Lady Steers dug themselves a hole too deep to climb out of, allowing six unearned runs in the first inning en route to dropping a 10-8 decision to Abilene Wylie in district softball action at the Big Spring ISD softball complex Tuesday.