November 25th, 2011
GAIL — The star on Gail Mountain will shine for the 18th year beginning this evening.
The 18th annual Lighting of the Star on Gail Mountain will continue the tradition at the Borden County Museum, Courthouse and Courtyard.
Attendees will be able to view the courthouse and museum starting at 5:30 p.m. with time alloted for reminiscing, fellowship, viewing and refreshments. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to visit with the children. Personal cameras are allowed.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at the Heritage Museum Dec. 3.
This wonâ€™t just be a normal stop though, the Clauses will be having breakfast with the children of Big Spring, helping them decorate a gingerbread house and Christmas ornaments.
â€śThis went over really well last year and we figured we would bring it back this year and give more kids the opportunity to have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus,â€ť said Nancy Raney, museum director.
After a lengthy illness, George C. Cole III died Nov. 9, 2011, in Mesa, Ariz. George was born June 25, 1953, in Big Spring and lived in the surrounding area until moving to Arizona 20 years ago.
George is survived by his son, Justin Cole, and wife Natalie of Pasadena, Calif.; daughter, Chrissy Cole of Denton, Texas; and two sisters, Peggy Lumsden and husband Lou and Terri Hedgecock and husband Joe, all of Phoenix, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maudine Cole, and father, George Cole.
Verna Lee Yancey Turner, 77, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Craig Wascom, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, officiating.
She was born March 31, 1934, in Colorado City, Texas, and married Billy Ray Turner on Nov. 12, 1961. He preceded her in death March 2, 1996.
Betty Anderson, 71, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, Big Spring, Texas.
Cheryl Clark, 55, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
COAHOMA â€” Coahoma Independent School District officials have tabbed Amy Jacobs of Marble Falls to be their next superintendent.
Jacobs was named the â€ślone finalistâ€ť for the superintendent position during the CISD trustee meeting Tuesday evening. She will replace Dr. Randy Brown, who resigned earlier this year to accept a similar position with Snyder ISD.
State law requires the CISD board to wait 21 days before formally offering the job to Jacobs.
Jacobs' hiring will culminate a months-long search which attracted more than 50 applicants, CISD Board President Brian Moore said.
Fall enrollment news was mostly positive for Howard College, officials disclosed.
The junior college district had 4,852 students enrolled at all campuses, an increase of slightly more than 1 percent from this time last year, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said.
Most of the increase can be attributed to enrollment spikes at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf and the district's Lamesa campus; enrollment at the Big Spring and San Angelo campuses were fairly static compared to the previous fall.
Gary Chrane, 60, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park with Rick Cunningham officiating.
He was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Big Spring, Texas, to Elizabeth Maurine (Rowe) Chrane and Lou Dora Chrane. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He graduated from Big Spring High School. He was a member of Church of Christ.