December 29th, 2011
Dr. Carl Allen Dillaha, 87, of Fluvanna, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder, Texas, after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services for Dr. Dillaha will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Hilllside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dana Mayfield officiating under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Funeral Home.
Dr. Dillaha was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Little Rock, Ark., to Carl A. and Thelma (Cashion) Dillaha. He spent his school years in Little Rock and graduated high school in 1942.
Emma C. Thwing, 77, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Lincoln Hills Healthcare Center in New Albany, Ind.
She was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Big Spring, Texas, to John and Frankie Tucker. Emma was a member of Silver Street United Methodist Church in New Albany and Epsilon Sigma Alpha International.
Oscar Hilario, 53, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Axel Chavez officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 27, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas, and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He worked as a dietary cook for Parkview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation and other nursing homes in town.
Albert Dean Forrest, 84, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Rob Dalsing, 46, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in a Snyder hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Big Spring Independent School District officials have received federal approval of its new single-member district maps.
BSISD Business Manager Debbie Green said the district recently received a â€śnotice of no objectionâ€ť to its redistricting plan from the U.S. Department of Justice, meaning the new boundaries will take effect in time for the 2012 trustee elections.
Population and demographic shifts forced the school district to make changes to its single-member districts. Since the 2000 Census, that all-important demographic makeup has changed well beyond federally approved limits.
Officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office say area residents should remain vigilant as they investigate reports of a possible phone scam where callers are identifying themselves as county employees.
According to Sheriff Stan Parker, the calls have come from a number identified as â€śprivateâ€ť by caller identification services.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARK ANTHONY MOLINA, 47, of 502 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault causing bodily bodily bodily injury â€“ family violence.
â€˘ VALERIE MICHELLE MARTINEZ, 23, of 4101 Parkway, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
â€˘ GILES RAY HORTON, 48, of 2510 Peach St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
Services for W.C. â€śCurleyâ€ť Hayes, 91, of Cleburne will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in the Crosier Pearson Cleburne Chapel with Dr. Tony Torres officiating. Burial will follow in the Keene Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at the funeral home. You may send the family condolences, view obituary and sign guestbook online at www.cpcleburne.com.
Oscar Hilario, 53, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.