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July 29th, 2011

Military News

July 29, 2011

Major Darryl G. Hammonds, son of Frank and Joann Brooks of Big Spring, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in February and received the award in April.
Hammonds has been a Big Spring resident since the age of 9 and has been stationed at Quantico, Virg. for the past year and a half. He entered into the United States Marine Corp Feb. 13, 1990 and has served four combat tours in Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan, which earned him the Bronze Star.

Lennon wedding

July 29, 2011

Christina Leann Helsley of Big Spring and Jonathon Kurtis Lennon of Muleshoe exchanged wedding vows June 11, 2011 at a 2 p.m. ceremony at Spring Creek Fellowship in Big Spring.
Tina is the daughter of Bruce and Beccie Helsley of Big Spring. She is the granddaughter of the late Gene and Anne Helms of Big Spring and the late George and Leona Helsley of Inwood, W.V.
Jon is the son of Jack and Jayna Lennon of Mulshoe. He is the grandson of John and Carolyn Harris of Muleshoe.
The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dennis Teeters.

Rowland-Hernandez engagment

July 29, 2011

Amber Rowland of Fort Collins, Colo. and Israel Hernandez of Big Spring, announce their engagement.
She is the daughter of A.J. and Linda Rowland of Fort Collins, Colo..
He is the son of Eriberto and Sylvia Hernandez of Big Spring.
The couple will exchange vows Nov. 11, 2011 at Club Tico in Fort Collins, Colo.

Festival of Lights needs volunteers

July 29, 2011

Christmas may be a few months away still, but preparations for the 2011 Comanche Trail Festival of Lights are already glowing brightly.

“I think this will be the most spectacular presentation yet for our visitors,” said Pat Simmons, Festival of Lights founder. This year will bring back the poinsettias to Scenic Mountain.

According to Simmons, three years ago three poinsettias adorned the side of the mountain, but due to lack of power supply were taken down and haven't been included the past few years.

Tax free holiday sure to help some

July 29, 2011

Texas parents with children getting ready to head back to class in a few weeks have most likely faced plenty of challenges this summer, and, from a fiscal standpoint, paying for school supplies and clothing may be one of the toughest.

However, the state of Texas is hoping to ease the burden Aug. 19-21 with its annual Tax Free Holiday, a three-day opportunity for parents and guardians to skip the sales taxes on many of the back-to-school items they purchase each year.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• TAMARA KAY WINK, 46, of Houston, was arrested Thursday on a charge of disobeying a police officer.
• STEVE ALLAN HANNABASS, 53, of 821 W. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to signal lane change, expired registration and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 1700 block of S. Lancaster.
• THEFT was reported in the 2600 block of Carol Dr.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1100 block of Runnels St.

Belia Diaz Landin

July 29, 2011

Belia Diaz Landin, 80, of Big Spring went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at her residence. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Monsignor Bernard Gully officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Templin-Keesee engagement

July 29, 2011

Heather Justice Templin of Big Spring and Jason Wayne Keesee of Ballinger announce their engagement.
She is the daughter of Cheryl Justice and the late Ernie Justice of Big Spring. She is employed at the VA Medical Center.
He is the son of Marty and Sam Keesee. He is employed by S&S Construction.
The couple plans to exchange wedding vows Sept. 24, 2011 at The Courtyard in downtown Big Spring.

Hedges wedding

July 29, 2011

Jennifer Ann Hedges of Big Spring and Brady Alexander Hedges of Wills Point exchanged wedding vows June 4, 2011, at 6 p.m. at Cacharel Grand Ballroom in Arlington. A reception followed.
She is the daughter of Scott and Kathy Davidson of Big Spring. She is the granddaughter of Patricia Tate of Big Spring.
He is the son of Jim and Sasha Hedges of Edgewood. He is the grandson of Tom and Jean Hedges of Terrell and Viera Woolverton.

Gaskins birth

July 29, 2011

Dustin and Somer Gaskins of Big Spring, announce the birth of their daughter Kinley Grace Gaskins.
Kinley was born June 18, 2011, at 11:57 p.m. She weighed six pounds 10 ounces and measured 19 inches.
Her maternal grandparents are John and Ruth Leubner of Big Spring and her paternal grandparents are Kelly and Teresa Gaskins of Knott.
Kinley was welcomed home by her siblings, Wiley and Tye.

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