February 14th, 2011
You might not expect to find an Italian pianist of international acclaim in the Crossroads area, but that will be exactly the case Feb. 25, as Francesco Attesti will perform a piano concert to benefit the local CARE Fund.
Attesti â€” who is considered one of the finest interpreters of the Romantic and early 20th Century Repertoire â€” will be performing a program largely based on the works of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin at the Hall Center for the Arts on the Howard College campus at 7:30 p.m.
Big Spring Independent School District officials are playing a financial waiting game of sorts as they try to determine just how big an economic impact the state's budget shortfall will have locally.
With Texas facing a projected budget shortfall in excess of $15 billion, it stands to reason that state aid to school districts such as BSISD will be reduced this coming fiscal year. The question local educators are facing is: How big will the reduction be?
Two soloists will highlight “Time Travels,” Big Spring Symphony's third concert of the 2010-2011 season, titled “Home is Where the Heart Is.”
The performance is planned for 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in the Big Spring High School Auditorium.
One featured guest artist is soprano Sarah Beckham of New York City, daughter of Big Spring native James Beckham. She will perform several of the most popular and familiar arias from the Opera repertoire, as well as one song from music theater.
Routine items top the agenda for Monday's meeting of the Howard County Commissioner's Court, including a review of utility usage at county facilities and approval of a contract with an electricity provider.
County Judge Mark Barr is expected to review utility usage at county buildings, as well as conduct an executive session to discuss real estate issues with the current Justice of the Peace office located in the city of Coahoma.
As the April 15 deadline to file federal income tax returns looms on the horizon, one group of Big Spring volunteers is doing its part to help local residents prepare their returns and beat Uncle Sam's annual countdown.
Part of the annual AARP Tax-Aide program, program coordinator Gloria Hopkins said she and her band of volunteers are ready to continue filing returns Monday at the Big Spring Senior Center.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€˘ PATRICK RIOS JR., 21, 610 S. Goliad, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CARLOS MATA JR., 49, 1216 E. 16th, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MARY HELEN MATA, 46, 1216 E. 16th, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LISA MARIE MENDEZ, 43, 2603 Ent, was arrested on a charge of of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘ MARK CLINTON ROBERSON, 20, Plano, was arrested on three warrants for burglary of a vehicle.
Doris Whirley McMorries, 83, of Tarzan, passed away Feb. 10, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with the Rev. Leandro Gonzales of First Baptist Church of Tarzan officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Francisca â€śKikaâ€ť Hernandez Parras, age 83, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 11, 2011. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Nalley- Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Martha Loveless, 49, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.
Betty Jo Merworth, 78, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at her home. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Sidney Baptist Church in Sidney, with Kenneth Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Sipe Springs Cemetery in Comanche County.