October 1st, 2011
Clayton W. Bettle, 91, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in a Temple hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the First Baptist Church Chapel, Big Spring, with the Rev. Mark Lindsey officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Clayton was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Alta Mae Gage on Feb. 12, 1947, in Big Spring. She preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 2010.
Funeral services for Enrique "Ricky" Charles Vela, 33, of Big Spring, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel in Lamesa.
Burial followed in Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Gonzales Funeral Home.
Mr. Vela died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Big Spring.
He was born on March 31, 1978, in Lubbock. He graduated from Lamesa High School.
He worked for several years at the dialysis center in Big Spring as a dialysis technician.
Preceding him in death were his mother, Alice Suzanne Pickle; and father, Henry Vela.
LeAnn Ellen Campbell-Pesek was born on July 27, 1976, in Big Spring, Texas. She is the daughter of Charlie Campbell and Terri Davis of Big Spring, Texas. LeAnn married her friend and true love, Aaron Pesek, on April 24, 2010.
Diamond Mayes and Jason Golleher Jr. were named Big Spring High School Homecoming Queen and King for 2011 on Friday. HERALD photo/Tony Claxton
Big Spring High School's Coming Home Queen Charlotte Beil Wilhoit is pictured her husband, Jonathan. She is a 1981 graduate.
Sixty-five years down, who knows how many to go.
While hitting the age of 65 might seem like the beginning of retirement life to many, it was treated as anything but that during ceremonies marking the anniversary of the first day of classes at Howard College.
College officials proudly showed off newly refurbished buildings â€” thanks to a $21 million bond project approved by district voters in 2007 â€” and expressed great confidence in the institution's future.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€¢ CALEB BROWNING LYLE, 17, of 701 Settles St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.
â€¢ CASEY RAY BRACKET, 19, of1425 E. Sixth St. 28, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.
Rachel Louise Cox and Matthew Grant Burrow both of Big Spring, exchanged vows Aug. 12, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony took place at The Hardware Store, downtown Big Spring with a reception following at the same location.
A lawsuit has been filed against two city council members and a pair of local businesses in connection with an ongoing investigation into possible illegal campaign contributions.
Former City Councilwoman Joann Staulcup confirmed today that she and ex councilwoman Stephanie Horton were filing suit against current councilmen Marcus Fernandez and Glenn Carrigan, charging them with accepting illegal campaign contributions. Also named as defendants are local corporations Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics, the firms that allegedly made the contributions.
The Big Spring truck reliever route is another step closer to reality as the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved $63.7 million for the long-anticipated project.