April 29th, 2011
Fostering is about family and creating a special bond.
A World for Children, a foundation aimed at finding “forever families” for children referred through Child Protective Services, held an appreciation luncheon for its foster families Thursday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
“Without foster families we wouldn't be an agency,” said Isaac Miramontes, foster home developer. “We truly appreciate what these families do for us.”
Mamie Madry, 100, of Arlington, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her daughter's residence in Arlington. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the the Rev. Gene Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Douglas Nichols, 68, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in San Angelo. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Ken McMeans, pastor of College Baptist Church, officiating.
James Thomas Wilson, 29, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall.
M.A. "Shorty" Barraza, 75, of Stanton died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in a Big Spring hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
G.W. "Bill" Birrell, 89, of Big Spring died Friday, April 29, 2011, in a local nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Big Spring High School girls' track coach Nick Roberson believes a window of opportunity is opening for his team.
The Lady Steers will send 10 athletes to the Region I-3A track meet, which starts Monday in Lubbock, and Roberson believes that large number is but a harbinger of things to come for the program.
Seniors Desiree Anderson and Chanvel Cuviello, juniors April Turner, Cerbi Ritchey and Bridgette Tuitt, sophomores Bianca Ryle and Jaycee Williams and freshmen Morgan Seaton, Donisha McGree and Dyrshae Vandervilt will represent BSHS at the regional meet.
FORSAN â Robert Hillger is hoping youth will be served at next week's Region I-2A track meet.
That's because Hillger, the girls' track coach at Forsan High School, will send a team dominated by freshmen â five of the eight team members who qualified for regionals are freshmen.
But just because the team is younger doesn't mean it isn't ready to compete at a high level.
âThe quality here is much deeper than I've ever had,â said Hillger, who is in his sixth year at the helm of the program. âWe don't have a few athletes who contribute â they're all pretty good.â
A fire in the 900 block of N. Gregg reported Wednesday afternoon caused approximately 200 homes on Big Spring's north side to lose electrical service, but no injuries or serious property damage was reported as a result.
According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, the fire was reported in an alley in the 900 block of N. Gregg Street at approximately 5:32 p.m.
The whole idea behind it is to touch someone's heart, which only makes the name more fitting: The Heart Gallery.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services began the Heart Gallery, a traveling photo collection of children waiting for adoption, in 2001.
“The idea is that someone will see these photos and want to adopt one of these children,” said Rebecca Moughon, chairperson of the Howard County Child Welfare Board.