November 25th, 2013
By LYNDEL MOODY
With Thanksgiving Day approaching, Salvation Army officials hope some in the community are willing to take on a little extra cooking or cleaning duties.
The Salvation Army will begin accepting food donations for its annual Thanksgiving community feast Tuesday, just one of many opportunities for people to volunteer this season.
â€śLast year, the Salvation Army here fed about 450 people which also included deliveries,â€ť said Lt. Missy Romack â€śWe still lack most of the side dishes, pies, and we donâ€™t have any hams.â€ť
An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Monday as it trudged eastward in the run-up to Thanksgiving.
Howard County was hard-hit by the storm system, also. Several traffic accidents and isolated power outages were reported and all area public schools cancelled classes today.
In addition, Howard College officials announced classes will begin at 10 a.m. today.
Because of icy conditions, officials at Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan school districts announced early today that Monday classes have been cancelled.
Also, Howard College will not be holding classes today. The college's trustee meeting, scheduled for 12:30 p.m., has been cancelled as well.
Texas Department of Transportation officials urges motorists to use caution when traveling on icy roads, which have been the cause of several accidents this past weekend. More than eight deaths statewide have been blamed on road conditions, TxDOT officials said.
Wallace "Mike" Holt, 76, died Friday Nov. 22, 2013, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo. Services are pendingÂ at Myers & SmithÂ Funeral Home.Â
Manuela Rios Galindo, 73, of Big Spring, died Friday Nov. 22, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. FuneralÂ Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Monsignor Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born April 6, 1940, to Vincenta and Porfirio Rios in Gonzales, Texas. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. She was a seamstress and worked at Walls Industries. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.
Ernestine "Granny" Childers, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Midway Baptist Church, Big Spring with the Rev. Jim Binix, officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery, Coahoma.Â
She was born May 23, 1926, in Eastland County, Texas, and married William T. "Bill" Childers Dec. 24, 1943, in Gorman, Texas. He preceded her in death April 14, 1996.
Ernestine had worked at Hall Bennett Hospital and as a substitute for
Martha Jane Lloyd, 90, of Big Spring, died Thursday Nov. 21, 2013, at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery in Stamford, Texas, with Michael Orsini of Trinity Baptist Church of Strawn, Texas, officiating.
A Big Spring man with a history of breaking the law has been arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and posession of cocaine, thanks to a Crimestoppers tip.
More charges could be filed against the man, 25-year-old Jason Scott Edwards of Big Spring.
Police said the clue through Crimestoppers led them to monitor activity at an apartment in the Park Village Apartments around 8:45 p.m. Thursday.
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Big Spring resident Shannon Thomason has filed for a place on the ballot in the March 4 Republcan Primary to represent the people of the 72nd District in the Texas House of Representatives.
Thomason, a corporate pilot for an oilfield manufacturing company, has a long history of grassroots activisim in Big Spring and Howard County.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Derek A. Nix graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Nix is the son of Cynthia Diaz of San Angelo, and Randy Nix of Big Spring.