February 5th, 2011
Some Howard College choir members will get the chance to sing on a much bigger stage.
Five Howard College choral students have won all-state recognition and one has gained national honors.
Kevin Porras, Damian Perez, Nadia Garcia and Amber Bernal of Big Spring and Brantley Cahoon of Forsan were recently named to the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors' All-State Honor Choir, HC Music Director Eddie Vandewalker announced.
Final reading of a measure that could help the municipality save between $5,000 and $25,000 a year tops the agenda for Monday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council.
The meeting — which was rescheduled for Monday to avoid conflicts with Howard County Day in Austin — is set to get under way at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€˘ MANUEL DEJESUS LOPEZ-LUNA, 71, 408 S. Lancaster, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CHIRSTOPHER JOHN GARCIA, 28, San Angel,o, was arrested on a charge of speeding.
â€˘Â JUNIOR JONES, 24, 1015 E. 20th, was arrested on a warrant charging two counts of indecency with a child.
â€˘ CREIG WARNER HOLLANBD, 52, Amarillo, was arrested on a warrant from another agencfy.
Thalia Monique Rangel, a girl, was born at 2:11 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011, weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches long.
She is the daughter of Edward and Angelique Rangel Jr. of Big Spring. Grandparents are Prosporo Yanez and Sally Yanez and Edward and Ida Rangel Sr., all of Big Spring.
She was welcomed home by siblings Isaiah Yanez and Anastasia, Isaac, Israel, Enchantra and Isabell Rangel.
Ellie Rhea Craig, a girl, was born at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 2010, at Baylor Medical in Grapevine, weighing 9 pounds and was 21 inches long.
She is the daughter of Cody and Lauren Craig of Bedford. Grandparents are John and Cindy Middleton of Big Spring and Kim and Shelley Craig of Lubbock. Great-grandparents are Harry and Janet Middleton of Big Spring, Eldon Carroll of Lubbock, John and Alline Craig of Lubbock and Tommy and Shirley Arnold of Menard.
FORT WORTH â€” John Lewis Stripling, 94, was called by the Lord in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Ridglea United Methodist Church, 6036 Locke Ave. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Lillian Hildebrand, 87, of Big Spring died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in Lamesa. Services are pending at this time.
Patti Robertson, 57, of Big Spring, died on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at a later time.
Big Springâ€™s Tanner Henry signs on to play football with Cisco College Friday morning at the Athletic Training Center. Henry was accompanied by friends, coaches, teammates and family members. Before he signed, head coach Phillip Ritchey gave a speech. Also known as a force on defense with the Steers, Henry signed on to play offensive tackle for the Wranglers. Henry said he is excited to continued playing football at the next level.
Former Big Spring mayor Russ McEwen and longtime Big Spring Refinery administrator Verna Davis were named the 2010 Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year Thursday night, as the organization celebrated another year of promoting Crossroads businesses.
Jeanie Knocke, the 2009 Chamber Woman of the Year, presented the award to Davis, lauding the Big Spring woman for her hard work and determination to make the Crossroads area a better place to live.