May 16th, 2011
Petra â€śPatsyâ€ť Torres, 52, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Hospice House in Odessa. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello, officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Adam â€śPopcornâ€ť Yanez, 56, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Vigil Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Paula Hughes, 47, of Big Spring died Friday, May 13, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Sharon Wiese, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Linda Rau, 70, of La Porte, formerly of Big Spring went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 11, 2011. Viewing will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Central Assembly of God on Monday, May 16, 2011. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service as we celebrate her life Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 10 a.m. The service will be held at Central Assembly of God, 4405 Crenshaw Rd., Pasadena. The services will be officiated by the Rev. Christopher Rau and the Rev. Donny Granberry.
ODESSA â€” Forsan's Lady Buffs won't be returning to Austin for a shot at a third straight state softball championship but it won't be from a lack of effort.
After falling to Alpine 14-1 Friday, the Lady Buffs rallied to tie the best-of-three quarterfinal series with a 7-5 win.
â€śI thought they showed a lot of character and a lot of fortitude,â€ť Coach Shanna Taylor said of her young Forsan team. â€śWe hit three home runs in that game and we put them (Alpine) on the run.â€ť
Crossroads area athletes fared well in University Interscholastic League state competition over the weekend.
Big Spring High Schoolâ€™s Bridgette Tuitt took home gold in the Class 3A girls long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 6 3/4 inches. Teammate Desiree Anderson placed second in the event for a silver medal. She soared 18-3 1/2. Tuitt also finished fourth in the 200 meters (24.84) and eighth in the triple jump (35-03). Anderson was ninth in the 100 meters (12.38).
Politicians in Big Spring will have to accomplish their goals within two terms on the city council, as voters approved an amendment to the municipal charter to place term limits on local elected officials.
The proposition â€” which was brought to the voters via a petition championed by the local Concerned Citizens Council â€” got the nod from local voters Saturday with 765 ballots (64.34 percent) in favor of the measure and 424 ballots (35.66 percent) against it.
Paula Hughes, 47, of Big Spring died Friday, May 13, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Syble (Tenie) Patterson Kinder, 84, died Friday, May 13, 2011, in Midland. Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland, 4629 Andrews Hwy., Midland 79703 or www.hospiceofmidland.org.
Ira Elmo â€śIkeâ€ť Wasson went to be with Yahweh on May 12, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joe Hernandez officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.