August 20th, 2011
Gary Wollenzien, 61, of Fort Worth died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in a Fort Worth hospice. A memorial service was held Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in Haslet.
Gary was born Feb. 17, 1950, in Laramie, Wyo., to Bob and Geraldine Wollenzien. He married Bonnie Kay Fritzler on Sept. 2, 1972. He was retired following a 30-year career with the YMCA. He was employed by the Big Spring YMCA as an executive director from 1988 to 1998. While in Big Spring, he was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Thomas Anthony â€śHampâ€ť Burcham, 89, of Big Spring, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Gary Plew and Charlie Ackerson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
There will be a visitation for family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at the funeral home.
Townsend Madden Porras, son of Marcus and Chelby Porras of Big Spring, was born Aug. 15, 2011, at 10:07 p.m.
Townsend weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and measured 19 Âľ inches.
His maternal grandparents are Armando and Suzanne Salgado of Big Spring and his paternal grandparents are Viana Porras and Luis and Lisa Porras all of Big Spring.
W.C. and Mary Odell of 3616 Parkway will be honored on their 70th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by Berea Baptist Church, 4202 Wasson Road in the church fellowship hall Aug. 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Everyone is invited, no gifts please, but cards will be accepted. W.C. Was born in Lenorah, Martin County, on Feb. 25, 1924. Mary B. Odell (Hildreth) was born in Big Spring on Aug. 3, 1924. They married in Big Spring on Aug. 3, 1941. They have lived in Big Spring, Cisco, El Paso, Lubbock, Tucumcari and Roy, N.M.
Nadine Hodnett celebrated her 100th birthday at the Park View Nursing Home Wednesday with family and friends. A lifelong resident of Texas, she has lived in Howard County since 1930. Her grandfather Alex Haynes came to Big Spring in 1904 and bought a section of land four miles north of town while her parents raised nine children in Fluvana. Her father, Henry Haynes was stationmaster for the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railroad and her brothers farmed the section of land where they lived.
Rory and Susan Buchanan of Ozona, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Nichole Buchanan to Justin Robert Berg, son of Bob and Gloria Berg of Marwayne, Alberta, Canada.
Brandi is a 2004 graduate of Ozona High School. She received her associates of science from South Plains College and is a 2011 graduate of Howard College with an associates of applied science in dental hygiene.
Graciee Rae'Lynn Coble, daughter of Felicia Dawn Coble, of Big Spring and Robert Ray Coble, of Big Spring, was born July 22, 2011, at 3:20 p.m.
She weighed four pounds and 15 ounces and measured 17 Â˝ ounces.
Her maternal grandparents are Melanie Dawn Patterson of Big Spring and Gary Lee Miller of Big Spring. Her paternal grandparents are Kathy Geraldon of Big Spring and Robert Coble of Chanute, Kan. and great-grandparents are Linda Patterson and Dale Patterson of Big Spring.
Dominick Izaak Bustamante, son of Cayla Rodriguez and Justin Bustamante of Big Spring was born Aug. 8, 2011, at 9:50 p.m.
Dominick weighed 6 pounds 1.5 ounces and measured 18 Â˝ inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Grace and John Rodriguez of Big Spring and paternal grandparents are Jacob and Irma Bustamante of Big Spring.
New school years often mean changes, and the one that starts here Monday is no different.
And while most of the changes are somewhat subtle and not always noticeable to the general public, the biggest change at Big Spring Independent School District will be obvious to everyone.
Construction on four new elementary campuses, part of a $60 million renovation of the school district's infrastructure, will be in full swing during the coming school year and officials are promising to do everything they can to keep disruptions and inconveniences to a minimum.
Summertime is almost over, but that doesn't mean fun at the pool has to stop entirely.
The Big Spring Family Aquatic Center will be changing hours of operation, but won't be closing just yet. After this weekend, the aquatic center will be closed during the week and open only on weekends. New hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September, according to Terri Telchick, assistant city manager secretary.
â€śWe are looking forward to keeping this successful summer going,â€ť Telchick said. â€śWe want to have summer last as long as possible.â€ť