June 25th, 2011
COAHOMA â€” Those wishing to get a bit of a head start on the July 4 celebration don't have to go very far.
The community of Coahoma will provide the first word â€” or first celebration, to be exact â€” on what is traditionally a star spangled weekend in Howard County when it hosts the annual Freedom Parade and City Park Celebration July 2.
The event was first organized to recognize the community's veterans and this year's edition is no different, said Lori Martinez, one of the event's organizers.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ LEROY HILBERT ZUBIATE, 27, of 1207 Sycamore, was arrested Friday on warrants for speeding, no drivers license-when unlicensed, driving while license invalid (two counts), failed to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ ST. JOHN GARCIA, 17, of 2108 Johnson, was arrested Friday on charges of theft less than $50/shoplifting, possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputy U.S. Marshals, assisted by local law enforcement officials, arrested an Indiana man charged with two counts of child molestation from Decatur County, Ind., Friday afternoon in the 300 block of Gregg Street.
Adam Carter Kelley, 32, was arrested by U.S. Marshals and deputies with the Howard County Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon near a car wash located in the 300 block of Gregg Street, adjacent to the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.
According to Sheriff Stan Parker, marshals notified his office they would be in Big Spring Friday in an attempt to arrest another wanted fugitive.
Ed Meiser, Chapter 47 commander, places a donation in the jar at the Disabled American Veterans Fundraiser Friday evening, while Barbara Tarpley and Joyce Parker look on. The event, held to raise funds for local veterans â€” including the purchase of a van to transport veterans to the VA Medical Center â€” was held at the Hog Heaven Party Barn on W. Highway 80.
HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno
Horace C. Murdock, 80, of Big Spring died Saturday, June 25, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Caden Ian Garcia, infant, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Odessa Regional Medical Center. Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Kimball Guthrie, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 23, 2011. A private family service was held.
Arrangements were under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
After spending 81 years on this earth, Shirley O. Farrace passed away peacefully after a short illness in the evening hours of June 23, 2011.
A celebration of her life will take place on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Johnsonâ€™s Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Benson officiating. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnsonâ€™s Funeral Home.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Smith II of Cleburne, announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Smith, to Caleb Hollingshead of Big Spring.Â
The bride-elect graduated from Cleburne High School in 2002 andÂ Texas A&M University in College Station in 2006. In 2009, she graduated from Texas Tech School of Law and currently works for a law firm in Fort Worth.Â
Maegan Lee and Rory Gammons announce their engagement.
Maegan is the daughter of Ray and Peggy Lee of Coahoma. She is employed by Back in Motion Chiropractic as a chiropractic assistant.
Rory is the son of Larry and Lana Gammons of Big Spring. He is employed by Howard County.
Both are graduates of Coahoma ISD and live in Coahoma.
Rory will complete the family of Maegan Lee and her daughter Raelynn Lee Sept. 17, 2011.