â¨Helen Sanchez, 83, of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at her residence. Vigil services will be held at 7Â tonight (Monday) at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
SEYMOUR â Itâs hard to catch Garden City head coach Vance Jones without a smile on his face after the Bearkatsâ games.
It was no different after his team thwarted Follett 59-14 by halftime in the UIL Six-Man Division I semifinal in Seymour Saturday night.
Then again, it hasnât been different for the last 28 games.
âIâm still soaking it in,â Jones said, clinching his sixth trip to a state title game and ensuring the Bearkats a chance to win a second consecutive title next week. âThis is outstanding. Iâm still on Cloud 9.â
Big Spring boys
ANDREWS â The Big Spring boys defeated Midland Classical 69-32 to wrap up play at the Gym Bice Classic. Luke Adams was key once again with 24 point in a winning effort. The Steers will stay on the road for a matchup against Abilene Cooper Tuesday in Abilene.
Big Spring girls
Thousands of Big Springers were treated to a a mix of patriotism and holiday spirit during Saturday's 25th Annual Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
Despite blustery, cool weather, crowds lined Gregg and Scurry streets to view the more than 40 entries that constituted the lineup for this year's event.
âThings went great,â Herald Publisher Ron Midkiff said. âThe entries were really top-notch. I say this every year, but I really believe this was the most successful Christmas parade yet.â
Women wishing to enter the job market can find a helping hand in that regard.
Spring For Siloam, a 12-week program designed to help women refine job-seeking skills, will be offered locally in January, officials said.
âThis program will better equip women for the workforce,â said Tina Buchanan, local coordinator for the program. âIt will give them the tools they must have, and it will match them up with a mentor, someone who understands what they're going through.â
With a number of special guests adding to the performance, Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will present âHoliday Holidays, a Symphonic Christmas,â at Trinity Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 18.
âWe have planned a concert of wonderful seasonal and Christmas music. Offered late in the Christmas season, we hope it will be the highlight of the holiday season for many of our listeners,â said Dr. Keith Graumann, symphony music director and conductor.
Guests will include the Coahoma Choir Kids under the direction of Sandra Wallace, soprano Joyce Bradley and narrator Malinda Flenniken.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â˘Â CHRISTOPHER AARON SALAZAR, 23, 1602 Sunset Ave., was arrested on a warrant charging possession of drug paraphernalia.
â˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, 1023 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King.
â˘ HARASSMENT was reported in the 500 block of Birdwell,
â˘ THEFT was reported in the 400 block of Fourth.
Christmas alert: Grinches might want to avoid Big Spring this weekend.
From lighting ceremonies to parades to craft sales to carols to Santa Claus to Christmas trees, the holiday season gets a gigantic jump-start the next few days.
You've been warned, Scrooges.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday:
â˘ VICTORIA WARREN, no age given, 1005 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of driving while driving while license suspended/invalid.
â˘ JODY KYLE ROGERS, 51, 507 Union, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â˘ ANN MARIE RENTERIA, 39, 107 N.E. Ninth, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
â˘ CLARENCE EDWARD YANEZ III, 34, 1804.5 Scurry, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct/language.
â˘ SANTIAGO JIMENEZ MORALEZ, 50, 614 N.E. Ninth, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
Marie Rowland Brown, 96, of Big Spring, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.