February 7th, 2011
LAKE J.B. THOMAS â€” A boating accident and near-freezing temperatures took the lives of two Stanton women over the weekend.
Melody Cook, 46, and her daughter-in-law, Erin Cook, 28, died after their boat capsized Saturday during a family fishing trip at Lake J.B. Thomas.
According to investigators, the women were in a boat with Melody's husband, Kyle, and the couple's step-son, Kevin. When the boat capsized, Kevin, Melody and Erin swam for shore in the frigid water. Authorities said the temperature was about 34 degrees at the time of the accident.
No doubt, it's about trout.
And kids, of course.
The Greater Big Spring Rotary Club will stage the third Kid's Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Comanche Trail Lake. It's held at this time of year to take advantage of the lake's recent stocking of trout by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Ken McIntosh, pastor of the First Christian Church, Greater Rotary member and event chairman, began the tournament in 2009. The Rotary Club officially hooked the event two years ago.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ RILEY ERIK WOOD, 18, of 605 Highland Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€¢ CLIFFORD LYNN WOODS, 33, of 1409 Oriole, was arrested Sunday on warrants for hindering officers discharging official duties, driving without being secured by safety belt and failure to appear.
â€¢ ARMANDO JOSE CERVANTES, 18, of 1304 Madison, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
A reward has been offered for information leading to the whereabouts and/or safe return of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City, who has been missing since Dec. 27. Call the Colorado City Police Department at (325) 728-5294 with information.
Some Howard College choir members will get the chance to sing on a much bigger stage.
Five Howard College choral students have won all-state recognition and one has gained national honors.
Kevin Porras, Damian Perez, Nadia Garcia and Amber Bernal of Big Spring and Brantley Cahoon of Forsan were recently named to the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors' All-State Honor Choir, HC Music Director Eddie Vandewalker announced.
Final reading of a measure that could help the municipality save between $5,000 and $25,000 a year tops the agenda for Monday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council.
The meeting — which was rescheduled for Monday to avoid conflicts with Howard County Day in Austin — is set to get under way at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€¢ MANUEL DEJESUS LOPEZ-LUNA, 71, 408 S. Lancaster, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ CHIRSTOPHER JOHN GARCIA, 28, San Angel,o, was arrested on a charge of speeding.
â€¢Â JUNIOR JONES, 24, 1015 E. 20th, was arrested on a warrant charging two counts of indecency with a child.
â€¢ CREIG WARNER HOLLANBD, 52, Amarillo, was arrested on a warrant from another agencfy.
Thalia Monique Rangel, a girl, was born at 2:11 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011, weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches long.
She is the daughter of Edward and Angelique Rangel Jr. of Big Spring. Grandparents are Prosporo Yanez and Sally Yanez and Edward and Ida Rangel Sr., all of Big Spring.
She was welcomed home by siblings Isaiah Yanez and Anastasia, Isaac, Israel, Enchantra and Isabell Rangel.
Ellie Rhea Craig, a girl, was born at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 2010, at Baylor Medical in Grapevine, weighing 9 pounds and was 21 inches long.
She is the daughter of Cody and Lauren Craig of Bedford. Grandparents are John and Cindy Middleton of Big Spring and Kim and Shelley Craig of Lubbock. Great-grandparents are Harry and Janet Middleton of Big Spring, Eldon Carroll of Lubbock, John and Alline Craig of Lubbock and Tommy and Shirley Arnold of Menard.
FORT WORTH â€” John Lewis Stripling, 94, was called by the Lord in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Ridglea United Methodist Church, 6036 Locke Ave. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park.