May 10th, 2011
May is Mental Health Month, and West Texas Centers is raising awareness of mental illness by hosting a number of community-based events.
Mental Health Month was created more than 50 years ago by Mental Health America to emphasize the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health.
West Texas Centers hosts several events throughout the year calling attention to the importance of recognizing and treating mental illness but puts a special emphasis on the month of May in conjunction with Mental Health Month.
Kenneth Howell, 74, of Big Spring died Monday, May 9, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
December â€śDeeâ€ť Taylor, 44, of Coahoma died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. A memorial service and gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Kenny Scott officiating.
Patsy Grigg, 72, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Leo Franklin Bairrington, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, at the age of 72.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Oâ€™Donnell Cemetery.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT LEE EVANS JR., 29, of 1502 Tucson, was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
â€˘ ASHLEY NICOLE KENNEDY, 26, of 1005 Stadium, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to yield the right of way at an intersection, failure to appear and expired license plate.
The Big Spring City Council will entertain a number of amendments to its Code of Ordinances Tuesday, including a change to its Business and Occupations section to help prevent the sale of stolen goods to secondhand stores.
According to Big Spring Police Chief Lonnie Smith, the amendment would provide a number of processes designed to prevent the sale of stolen goods and promote the recovery of such items.
All Big Spring High School Speech and Debate coach Jennifer Adams wanted for her birthday was for one of her students to win a University Interscholastic League academic state gold medal. Turns out, her birthday was twice as nice.
Big Spring High School students Jessica Rubio placed first in Persuasive Speaking and Shermila Kher placed first in Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the 101st Annual UIL State Tournament.
â€śWe felt we had a really good shot at winning at least one gold medal,â€ť Adams said. â€śThese two girls have been performing well all year.â€ť
Funtastic Fourth, Big Spring's downtown festival celebrating God and the nation's independence, is back, albeit with some â€śnewâ€ť twists.
â€śWe have a new, energized board, new excitement and a new format this year,â€ť said Allan Johnson, president of the Downtown Revitalization Association, which puts on the daylong celebration.
There's another new aspect to Funtastic Fourth. This year, the date will change.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ VALERIE MIRAMONTES GARCIA, 26, of 807 N. Scurry St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for harassment.
â€˘Â COREY ERIK RAMEY, 23, of 3304 W. Hwy 80 30, was arrested Friday on charge of purchase/furnish alcohol for a minor.
â€˘Â ROBERT ANTHONY GRIEGO, 21, of 807 N. Scurry St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for fail to appear.
â€˘ RUBY MUNOZ, 41, of 1429 E. Sixth 32, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.