November 23rd, 2011
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.
The Big Spring Salvation Army and its team of volunteers will wrap up preparations for Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner today, as the local charity looks to celebrate the holiday with all the annual fun and fare.
According to Salvation Army Social Worker Bessie Flores, preparation work for the annual meal — which began earlier this week — is expected to be completed this afternoon, but for area residents hoping to lend a helping hand this holiday, there’s still time left.
Children’s voices will ring Dec. 6 at First Presbyterian Church when the African Children’s Choir takes the stage yet again.
The 38th African Children’s Choir has started its 2011 tour and will be stopping in Big Spring as well as Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona and Louisiana before the tour wraps up.
“These kids are fantastic. They are a lively, energetic bunch,” tour guidance leader Sara Gordon said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARCUS JOE ANDERSON, 30, of 3306 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information.
â€˘ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 64, of 1512 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ALBERT DAMARKUS SMITH, 17, of 2902 E. Cherokee, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ more than two ounces and less than four ounces.
Betty L. Gisch left this Earth to sing with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2011, with loved ones by her side.
A celebration of her life will be held in Resthavenâ€™s Abbey Chapel, where a visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, with services to follow at 1 p.m.
Frances Loftis, 83, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Chapel service for Larry Billington, 71, of Lake J.B. Thomas is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel, Morton, Texas, with the Rev. Harold Harrison officiating.
Burial will be in Morton Memorial Cemetery under direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Larry died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Causey, N.M., to Dink and Mattie (Dewbre) Billington. He married Kathryn Neely in Odessa on June 16, 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jacky Shipp and Grady Billington.