September 14th, 2011
Gregg Robert McAteer was born April 13, 1963, in Billings, Mont. and passed away in a Houston hospital Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at the age of 48 years. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Katy. A funeral service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church in Katy with the Rev. Jim Leggett officiating.
Richard Eugene Johnson, 73, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas. A memorial service will be held at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, with a 9 a.m. Rosary and a 9:30 a.m. mass. You may view Mr. Johnsonâ€™s obit and picture, as well as sign his guestbook, by going to www.beatyfuneralhome.com.
Verlene Atkinson, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
In the Big Spring Country Club championship tournament, the first flight was dominated by Blake Brorman. His combined 218 score for three rounds was three strokes ahead of Justin Myers. Tawleigh McCullough finished in third place in the flight, shooting a 223.
In the second flight, Brian Heidelberg and R. C. Reed both finished the day with a 235. Reed came from behind to tie in the second round, shooting a 79 to force the tie. Heidelberg eventually won the flight, with Byron Harris coming in third place with a 237.
Big Spring independent School District officials got what they wanted Monday evening.
The district hosted a public meeting to solicit citizens' input on a variety of issues, and an overflow crowd accepted the invitation.
The major topics of conversation were the district's recent sub-par academic ranking from the Texas Education Agency, and — more importantly to the audience — what the district was going to do to correct the situation.
Howard County commissioners approved the proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday on a unanimous vote, giving the nod to a fiscal plan worth approximately $21 million.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the budget suffered a number of cuts during this year's planning sessions, but will allow the county to make it through the coming year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: No arrests were reported for the corresponding times.
â€¢ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1300 block of S. Gregg Street.
â€¢ ASSAULT was reported in the 300 block of S. Aylesford.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 76 inmates at the time of this report.
Emiliano Chagoya, 80, of Lamesa died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in Big Spring. Funeral service mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Joseph Kurumbel officiating. Burial will follow at Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Gonzales Funeral Home.
Robert D. Barton, 80, of Big Spring died Monday, Sept. 12, 2012, at his residence. No services are planned.