Mike Tarpley, local veteran, has been named Patriot of the Year 2012-13 for Region V by the Military Order of Purple Hearts.
Region V is comprised of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Colorado. The award was presented by Commander Federico Rey.
Mr. Tarpley was to have received the award Sept. 22, 2012, but instead chose to stay in Big Spring to be in attendance for the POW/MIA services set for the morning of Sept. 21, 2012.
Tyson David Whitehead, son of Lauren Chandler Whitehead and Brett Whitehead of San Angelo, was born Aug. 30, 2012, at San Angelo Community Hospital in San Angelo, Texas.
He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Linda and Wayne Chandler of Big Spring. His paternal grandparents are Marta Cox of Canton, Okla., and Glenn Whitehead of Austin.
Hallie (White) Gillispie was elected coming home queen when the Ackerly/Sands exes met for the 2012 reunion during homecoming week. She is shown with her son Kenny Gillispie.
The exes convened in the â€śnewâ€ť Sands High School auditorium Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Ackerly.
Hallie is an ex-student of Ackerly/Sands school, having graduated with the Ackerly class of 1949. She received her crown from Dorothy (Baker) Rogers. Coming home queen of 2009-2012. Dorothy is a graduate of the Ackerly class of 1955.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce Stormi Layne Smith of Big Spring has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Texas Tech University.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.
Stormi was also named to the Presidents List in the Fall 2011 and Deans List for the spring semester 2012.
Emily Rodriguez, daughter of Veronica Martinez Rodriguez and Rigo Rodriguez of Mesquite, Texas, was born Aug. 30, 2012.
She weighed 10 pounds and 10 ounces.
She is the granddaughter of Oralia and John C. Tovias of Big Spring. She is the great granddaughter of Ofelia Flores of Big Spring.
Jeri Lynn Kenton of Big Spring, daughter of the late Bill and the late Pat Kenton, and Bill Stockton of Big Spring, son of Larry and Janie Stockton, announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edwin â€śTexâ€ť and Caroline Kenton and E.M. â€śBuddyâ€ť and Gladys Cohn, all deceased.
The prospective groom is the grandson of G.B. and Ethel Stockton and Clint and Evasue James, all deceased.
Jeri is employed at Texas Wicks. Bill is employed at Deserts Quarries.
The couple plans to exchange wedding vows Oct. 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. at St. Maryâ€™s Episcopal Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodendo and MaryAnn Jimenez of Big Spring, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter Christina Jimenez of Big Spring.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert and Maria Gonzales of Big Spring.
The prospective groom is Jerry Ray Griego, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Holacher of Tucumcari, New Mexico, and the late Phillip T. Griego.
The wedding will be held at the Dora Roberts Community Center in Big Spring on Sept. 29, 2012.
Stephanie Ralyn Duffer, daughter of Kenneth Duffer and Vanessa McMurtry, was named Forsan High School homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies of the Forsan-Stanton football game Friday night. She is escorted by her father.
Mr. and Mrs. Kinley Sorrells of Comanche, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kayla Nicole Sorrells to Cole Dean Romine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacky Romine of Midland, Texas.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Laura Mae Stuart, and the late Mr. Godfrey Stuart of Comanche, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Troy Sorrells of Comanche, Texas.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Donna Romine, and the late Mr. Jack Romine of Big Spring, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Toots Hutto of Del Rio, Texas.
Kristine Janae Trevino, daughter of Anthony Trevino and Breanda Juarez of Big Spring, was born Aug. 24, 2012, at 1:19 a.m.
She weighed 11 pounds 1 ounce and measured 21 inches in length.
Her maternal grandparents are Andres and Marina Juarez. Paternal grandparents are Christina Trevino and Bobby Paredez.
Kristine was welcomed home by her sibling Christopher Trevino.