August 19th, 2011
Phyllis Graumann, 79, a long-term resident of Big Spring, passed away in the Lord, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Plano. She was born April 18, 1932, in Mangum, Okla., to Marie and Ed Montgomery and married August Graumann in Granite, Okla., on Feb. 18, 1950.
Maria Hinojos, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
T.A. "Hamp" Burcham, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring, Texas.
The Coahoma Bulldogs seemed to get off to a slow start in Thursday nightâ€™s scrimmage against Clyde. Understandable, considering the size of the visiting team.
Even Coahoma Head Coach Trey Gardner commented on the size of the opposition.
â€śWhen we walked out, it looked like the field was slanted to one side,â€ť Coach Gardner said.
But the size factor did not stay in play long as the hometown Bulldogs kept playing their own style of football; they hit everybody and they hit them hard.
Peter Kim Barnes, 62, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Mitchell County. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Fenton Criswell, 91, of Big Spring, formerly of Fort Stockton died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton, Texas, with Lt. Stephen Correlra, of the Salvation Army, officiating.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ HECTOR CHRISTOPHER TREVINO, 30, of 1311 S. Scurry St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ANASTASIA LEONICIA LOZANO, 24, of 605 Holbert, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to appear (two counts), safety belt child under 17, no drivers license when unlicensed and warrant from other agency (two counts).
With the start of school less than a week away, local school officials are notifying parents of qualifying families they still have time to register for free or reduced-priced meals for their children.
And the process is easier than one might expect.
Judi Rodriguez, director of food services for Big Spring Independent School District, said all applications for free or reduced-price meals will be submitted online. If parents don't have internet access at their homes, they can use computers set aside for their use at the BSISD food service office at 708 E. 11th Place.
Positive thinking was the focus of the August Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce board meeting, held Wednesday.
â€śWe need to start overcoming the negative thinking and we can start by focusing on the positives,â€ť Terri Johansen, chamber president, said. â€śWith all going on in the world it's easy to focus on the negative, especially with the lack of rain and school finances.â€ť
Debbye ValVerde, chamber executive director, delivered the financial report which showed a large profit from the carnival held in June.
School zone signs will start flashing again Monday as students head back to school.
This year, school zones have an added precaution â€” no cell phone usage. According to Municipal Court Judge Tim Green, the no cell phone usage was passed in the 2009 legislative session after the no-texting-while-driving passed both houses but was vetoed at the governor's desk.
â€śThe no cellphone usage in school zones was able to make it out, which makes it unique, considering the no-texting in all other areas was turned down,â€ť Green said.