January 7th, 2011
Grover C. Shanks Jr. died Jan. 5, 2011. Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Sunset Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, with Johnny Touchstone, Edmond Wheeles and Weeks DuBose officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Cemetery at 3 p.m. Saturday in Big Spring.
Della Brooks, 93, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at her daughter's home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Erlinda Gonzales, 48, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Vigil services will be at 8 Pp.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.
Al Valdes Sr., 83, of Kingsland, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Jan. 4, 2011. He was born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1946 to play professional baseball.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 8, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Big Spring. An online guest register may be signed at www.putnamfunerals.com.
COLORADO CITY â€” The investigation into the disappearance of a 13-year-old Colorado City girl has gained national attention, thanks to coverage by TV personality and former violent crime prosecutor Nancy Grace, as investigators continue to try to determine if the girl has met with foul play.
Hailey Darlene Dunn, an eighth grade student at Colorado Middle School, was last seen walking from her home in northern Colorado City to a friend's house about 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, according to Interim Colorado City Police Chief John Bivins.
Do you know someone who has gone out of their way to make Big Spring and Howard County a better place to be? Well, now is the time to recognize them for their efforts.
Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is taking applications now for Man and Woman of the Year, awards which will be presented Feb. 3 during the annual Chamber banquet at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
There are only a couple of guidelines in the nominating process.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday and early Thursday:
â€˘ VALERIE MIRAMONTES GARCIA, 25, 1605 Cardinal, was arrested on warrants charging failure to display registration insignia, no driver's license, no safety belt and four counts of failure to appear.
â€˘Â MEGAN ELIZABETH CARRILLO, 21, 4110 Muir, was arrested on a warrant charging speeding in a school zone.
â€˘ CRYSTAL NICOLE LOPEZ, 24, 2109 Warren, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to appear.
â€˘ ANDREA DENISE ALENDER, 38, 1615 Cardinal, was arrested on a charge of theft under $500/shoplifting.
Itâ€™s not uncommon to see college football apparel throughout West Texas, or anywhere in Texas for that matter. Stickers, jerseys and shirts are just a few things fans use to display their pride.
But in Big Spring, the No.17 in maroon is just a little more popular these days. Texas A&M quarterback and Big Spring native Ryan Tannehill is just a little more popular these days.
Big Spring Independent School District officials are looking at the possibility of adding another new elementary campus to current construction plans.
Back in May, voters authorized $63 million in construction projects, which included three new elementary campuses and extensive renovation at Moss Elementary.
Officials say, however, the the difference, cost-wise, between renovating Moss and replacing it with a new building has shrunk to the point that they may be able to justify the construction of a fourth new elementary campus.
He tried really hard to arrive on New Year’s Day, but just missed the mark.
Cash Wallis, son of Mary and Stephen Wallis of Big Spring, became Howard County's first baby of 2011 when he was born at 12:58 a.m. Sunday at Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC).
Weighing in at a healthy 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long, baby Cash will be welcomed home by his two big brothers, Colten and Cade.