Glasscock County News


Volume 19, Number 09                                 Garden City, Texas                                  June 12, 2013


 

County’s Rig Count Highest in State

 

 

               Glasscock County currently has 43 oil rigs actively drilling, the highest number of any county in the state, according to Sheriff Keith Burnett. He reported to the Commissioners’ Court June 10 (Mark Halfmann absent), mentioning recent activities including two pursuits, four felony arrests and two household burglaries. He said that in the past, crimes of this nature were rarities here. Burnett also said he is seeing more use of heroin, which is considered an old-style drug, and has been out of favor for some time. He told commissioners he has both a belly-dump truck and a water truck in the county impound yard and they can be signed over to the county for its use.

               The need for maintenance at the Garden City Cemetery was discussed, with County Judge Kim Halfmann saying the need is critical and a remedy past due. Several possible options were discussed, with no one being adopted. By agreement with the county court, Larry Bradford is to do the cemetery’s mowing in exchange for the county paying for his health insurance. But there was agreement that in addition to sporadic mowing, the cemetery needs regular, general maintenance to address issues such as trimming, checking the watering system, filling holes, repairing fence, etc. There is to be an effort to locate someone who could be hired to do this work on a part-time, contract basis.

               Judge Halfmann also said she needs to be relieved of the job of marking the locations where graves are to be dug. She said she doesn’t have the time, and is often given very short notice. Whether a contract maintenance person would be able to assume this duty is not clear.

Burn Ban Extended

                Commissioners extended the county’s burn ban for 90 more days.

               County engineering consultant Don Bonifay reported that he has a 14-page draft of a landfill operations plan ready to file with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. By law, such a plan should have been filed with TCEQ years ago, but the filing was never done. A valid landfill permit, however, has been in place.

               Commissioners voted to purchase a $91,400 cab and chassis for a water truck from Roberts Truck Center, the only bidder.

               Rob Mastria of CPV met with the court to discuss a 2009 road use and maintenance agreement for CPV’s Rattlesnake Den wind turbine project, construction for which is supposed to begin in December 2013. Judge Halfmann was designated as CPV’s contact person, and she will pass things along to Commissioner Mark Halfmann, in whose precinct the work will be done.

               Judge Halfmann said in the future, CPV will want to expand the reinvestment zone in this area and later, will want the county to give another tax abatement. Mastria said changes put in place by the state agency building the transmission line meant that CPV will tie into the line at a different place than planned, so more acreage was required.

               Will Winter, a new representative of Air Evac medical helicopter service, spoke to the court about renewing and possibly expanding the county’s contract with the company. Currently, the county pays a yearly membership fee of $40 each for county employees and volunteers, who can add other members of their household for small additional charges. After discussion of billing problems which Judge Halfmann termed “nightmarish” and said have gone on for two years, the court decided to wait for more information before deciding whether to expand its program with the company. Winter pledged to resolve the billing issues.

               Halfmann reported that recently hired Emergency Management Administrator Christie Dyer’s office is temporarily in the courthouse. She said Dyer might be moved into what was the booking office in the building that houses the tax office, appraisal district office, sheriff’s department offices and jail.

               A funding request from the local Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board was tabled until Judge Halfmann meets with the group to clarify the request.

 

 

 

GCISD Raises Teachers’ Salaries, Increases Insurance for All

 

 

               At a meeting May 16, the GCISD Board of Trustees voted to raise the above-state-base stipend for its teachers to $9,500. The stipend had been $8,200, which interim superintendent Johnny Tubb said was “behind other area schools.”

               Also at Tubb’s suggestion, the board opted to raise the level of school-funded employee health insurance to TRS Active Care II. He said it would take about $120,000 to make the adjustment, but “health insurance is a major item” for all employees. Tubb said the two changes should increase the school’s applicant pool, both in professional staff and auxiliary personnel. He added that with more money comes more expectations.

               The board set the salary for newly hired superintendent Tom Weeaks at $105,000 per year on a two-year contract and hired his wife, Ellen Weeaks, on a probationary contract as an elementary school teacher.

               Secondary School Principal Gary Jones reported that all students are now being taught how to calculate their own grade point averages, so there will be no questions about how it is done. Most board members seemed pleased and said this was overdue.

               Athletic Director Matt Odom reported that athletes are being given baseline tests for comparative purposes if needed in future concussion safety issues. He said there is a concerted effort statewide to make football safer, and that the UIL will probably further limit contact.

School Housing Generates Discussion

               The board had a lengthy discussion regarding what to charge for rental of school houses in light of the five newly constructed ones. Board member Carl Hoelscher suggested $700 per month for the new houses, saying that would be more than reasonable. But most other board members disagreed, with some saying the houses were built to attract and keep employees, not to put the school into the real estate business. Ultimately, the board decided on rental rates of $400 per month for the new houses. Existing houses are now renting for $100 or $150, and the occupants pay utilities except outside water. The board may adjust rent for the older houses as well. Other housing issues have not yet been addressed.

Some Transfers May Be Withdrawn

               The board went over a list of 29 students asking permission to transfer into the school district and Principal Joy Jones said there would be a few more. After administrative review, some will be approved, some not. Tubb said some transfers who have attended GCISD for some time would not be approved, due to uncorrected problems. He said parents are sent letters citing the necessity for improvement in certain areas, and if the improvement doesn’t happen, the transfer is withdrawn. He said there is no problem with legality --- the school district has the full authority to approve a transfer or not, and to withdraw it. Of course, if a student lives in the district, the school is required to take him.

               Tubb said administrators do research on transfer requests, including contacting people in the home district, and dig into the reasons why a student wants to transfer into this district. He said such requests “…should not be taken lightly. Attending school here is a privilege and is not available to just everyone.”

               The board voted to allow the county tax appraisal district to keep $42,000 dollars in excess budget funds to use for technological updates.

               In other action, budget amendments were necessary because neither the newly constructed houses nor two recently purchased Suburbans were budgeted. Dollars added for the two items were $500,000 and $58,000 respectively.

 

 

 

School to Pursue Drug Testing for Athletes

 

 

               At its regular meeting June 10 (Nathan Halfmann absent), the GCISD School Board voted to pursue a program that would test its athletes for drugs and alcohol. Interim Superintendent Johnny Tubb explained that athletes can be tested because they are participating in a voluntary, extra-curricular activity. He said more schools are putting such programs in place (he mentioned Reagan County and Lorenzo) due to increased use of drugs and alcohol among students. Board members were of the opinion that there would be widespread support among local parents for such testing. If all the legal requirements are met, the testing policy should be in place by the beginning of the fall semester.

               After a closed session, the board hired Robin Lewis (elementary school teacher), Chelsea Abner (special education teacher) and Ollie Wilburn (elementary physical education, history and assistant boys basketball coach), each on a 10-month probationary contract. (See profiles below.)

School Calendar Amended

               At Tubb’s suggestion, the board amended the school calendar for the next school year to make May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day) a bad weather day. He said that would make Memorial Day a school holiday if the bad weather day is not required.

               The board chose the only bidder, First National Bank of Sterling City, Garden City Branch, as the school’s official depository for the next two years.

               The board accepted an application of Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) for an appraised value limitation on qualified property, and authorized the superintendent to review the application for completeness and to submit it to the comptroller. They also voted to retain a consulting firm to assist the district in processing this application. Board member Carl Hoelscher said he wants written proof that this agreement will not prohibit future connections to the Bearkat substation by other entities.

               CPV plans to operate a 200-megawatt wind turbine project that encompasses 35,000 acres in southeastern Glasscock County.  

               Tubb also reported that the school’s football helmets have been reconditioned to make them compliant with safety regulations and problems continue with Oncor getting electricity to newly constructed school houses.

Tubb said that the school budget for the next year will probably be around $43 million. Board member Doug Schaefer said he remembers when the budget was around $6 million. Tubb estimates taxable values will be up $500 million over last year. He said he would recommend that the board set next year’s total tax rate at the same 1.092 as last year. The board will get a detailed look at the proposed budget at its July meeting.

              Hoelscher said if the board plans to have water wells drilled to supply outside watering for the new houses and also the football field, it needs to make the decision and get on a driller’s list.

 

 

 

Meet Three New GCISD Teachers

 

 

                Chelsea Abner graduated from Big Spring High School and received a B.S. interdisciplinary degree with concentrations in special education, education and exercise science from Abilene Christian University, graduating in December 2009. She has completed the Teacher Certification Program at the Region 18 Educational Service Center and holds Generalist EC-6 certification, Special Education EC-12 certification plus Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities certification.

               During the last school year, she has been a Behavior Interventionist at the Kennedale ISD, Kennedale, TX. During 2010 and 2012, she was a Behavior Adjustment classroom teacher at the 87-20 Special Education Cooperative in Big Spring.

                Robbin Lewis is a 1989 graduate of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree including Dean’s List honors and recognition as an outstanding graduate in mathematics. She holds a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix, and is Texas certified in self-contained grades 1 – 8, mathematics grades 1 – 8, and ESL supplemental grades 1 – 8. She will complete a Leadership certification program at the Region 18 Service Center in October.

               For the last year, Lewis has been employed by the Midland Academy Charter School as a math, RTI, and CSCOPE specialist and working in professional development and data analysis. She also has worked in similar capacities with Midland ISD. Previously, she has been employed by the Big Spring ISD, St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Big Spring, and taught math at Ector Junior High and Zavala Magnet School, both in Odessa.

               Ollie Wilburn holds a Bachelor of Arts in History with Secondary Certification, Minor in Kinesiology from Angelo State University (December 2012). He is also certified in social studies grades 4–8, physical education EC – 12 and is completing certification for social studies grades 8 – 12. He did student teaching at San Angelo ISD’s Central Freshman Campus in world geography, and was an intramural manager and official, as well as working with university recreation while at ASU.

 

 

 

Briefly

 

 

  The Annual Diocese of San Angelo Rural Life Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Belinda and David Weishuhn.  Bishop Michael Pfiefer, OMI will be presiding at this outdoor Mass.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  For further information please contact Martha Schwartz at martha.schwartz13@ymail.com.

 

  St. Lawrence Catholic Church Vacation Bible School has been scheduled for July 15-17, 9 a.m. – 12 noon each day.  Ages 3 and up invited to attend.  For more info or to register contact Lyndi Dieringer (354-2519) or Kristy Fuchs  (397-2526).

 

  The family of Duane Hillger thanks everyone for the thoughts, prayers, cards, calls and food.  We deeply appreciate the care and kindness shown to us at this sad time.  ---- Suzie Hillger and family

  An automatic heart defibrillator is being given to the Glasscock County Senior Citizens group by the Glasscock County Lions Historic Foundation and will be installed in the Senior Citizens building.  After the group’s meal at that building on July 2 at 6 p.m., Becky Meyer will give instructions on the device’s use. All county senior citizens are welcome.

 

  The Texas Hooter Honeys present “Dr. H”.  He’s the guy everyone wants to sleep with!  Dr. Rick Honea will be performing an outrageous comedy hypnosis show at the 5th Annual Breast Cancer Benefit Friday, June 28 at the St. Lawrence Parish Hall.  Come see the show, and possibly be the show!  All ages are welcome.  General admission is $50 per person.  An RSVP is requested to Kim Jost at 432-466-1899.  Payment is made at the door.  BYOB.  Doors open at 6 p.m., a meal and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the hypnotist will take the stage from 8:00–9:30 p.m.  Event t-shirts are on sale through June 17.  Contact Tibby Niehues at 432-264-8220 to place an order.  Texas Hooter Honey cups will be available for purchase on-site, raffle tickets are being sold for a 7-night cruise to the Western Caribbean, and a silent and live auction will take place at the event.  For more information, contact Christy Seidenberger at 432-264-8090, or Charlene Belew at 432-268-3937.

 

  Glasscock County ISD is accepting proposals for the purchase of various supplies, fuels, and insurance for the 2013-2014 school year. For more information, call the superintendent’s office at 432/354-2230. Proposals must be received by 12:00 p.m. July 8, 2013. GCISD reserves the right to accept, reject or postpone any or all proposals.

 

 

  Anyone with questions about surface water rights can visit http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/goto/w-rights, or contact the TCEQ’s Water Rights Permitting and Availability Section at 512-239-4691, or Small Business and Local Government Assistance Program at 1-800-447-2827. The local AgriLife Extension office also has information on this topic. Call 354-2608.

 

 Glasscock County Sheriff’s Office Monthly Report May 31, 2013: Wrecks – 15, Livestock/Animal Calls – 3, Medical Calls – 10, Rescue – 2, Fires – 3, Assist Motorist – 19, Arrests – 4, Other – 16, Oilfield Calls – 10, Theft – 1, Total Citations – 127

 

 

 

West Texas Livestock and Range Conference Slated

 

 

               The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the West Texas Livestock and Range Conference from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27 at the Broughton Agriculture Complex on the Howard College campus in Big Spring.

               The conference is a multi-county effort involving the AgriLife Extension offices in Glasscock, Upton, Reagan, Howard, Martin and Midland counties.

               "We have a fine slate of speakers coming who will present ranch-related information covering a wide array of topics pertinent to ranching in Far West Texas,” said Rebel Royall, AgriLife Extension agent in Glasscock County. “The AgriLife Extension agents planned the program based on needs from our local planning committees who share a common thread across our area, so that’s what’s being presented.”

               The morning session will deal with legislative water updates, the Earth Partners-Conservation Biomass, range management/wildfire prevention and Dow range herbicide products. The afternoon program will include presentations on Heart Brand Meats, drought management, Beef Quality Assurance and beef cattle health-related topics including vaccination programs, a live animal demonstration on chute-side protocol and de-worming.

               Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered – two general and one integrated pest management.

               Individual preregistration is $15 if received at the AgriLife Extension office in Glasscock County by June 18 and $25 thereafter. The fee includes the noon meal.

              Pre-registration may be sent to the Glasscock County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, P.O. Box 299, Garden City, TX 79739.  Make checks payable to the Glasscock County Livestock, Range, and Wildlife Committee. 

               For more information contact Royall at 432-354-2381, r-royall@tamu.edu or the AgriLife Extension office in any of the participating counties.

 

 

 

Spotlight

 

 

  Austin Hoelscher and Craig Wheeler were recently named Garden City High School’s 2013 top graduates. Valedictorian Hoelscher, son of Carl and Kara Hoelscher, was a three-year member of the National Honor Society and active in Future Farmers of America, Business Professionals of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Robotics Club. He was also a four-year participant in UIL academics competition and a member of the golf team. Hoelscher will continue his education at Texas A & M University.

    Wheeler, son of Andy and Karen Wheeler, was the class salutatorian. He was active in the National Honor Society, student council, bank Future Farmers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Robotics Club. He was a four-year participant in UIL academics and a member of the tennis team. Wheeler will attend Texas Tech University.

 

 Lexie Schaefer has made the first round cut for the National Merit Scholarship Program and Competition. She is one of 50,000 students to achieve this honor from the more than 1.5 million who took the PSAT as juniors last fall. Her progress in this process will be made available in September. Schaefer, who will be a senior at GCHS in the fall, is the daughter of Doug and Karen Schaefer.

 

 Texas A & M reports that Christian Noemi Guerrero recently graduated from Texas A & M University with an M.D. (doctor of medicine) degree. She attended GCISD elementary and high schools, graduating in 2004, and is the daughter of Sergio and Christina Guerrero.

 

 

 

Two Photography Workshops Set for July

 

          Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Glasscock County will host two photography workshops taught by professional photographer Jennifer Davidson.  A workshop for adults and current high school students will be July 28-30 at the Glasscock County Community Center, and one for youth, current grades 3 – 8, will take place on July 31.  *High school students may attend the youth workshop if they choose. 

            Registration fees are $150 for adults and $50 for youth. A maximum of 15 participants will be accepted per workshop.  An individual will not be considered a participant until a completed registration form and full payment is received.  For more information, contact Charlene Belew at 432-354-2381.

          Lunch for adults is brown-bag, with snacks and drinks provided.  The first day will run from 1-7 p.m., with the second day lasting from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and the last day will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Participants should bring a digital camera, preferably a single-lens reflex (SLR), the user’s manual, extra batteries, memory cards, lenses and a laptop computer (one will be made available if requested).

         Registration forms may be obtained at the Extension office located in the community center.  Call the Extension office at 432-354-2381 to have a form e-mailed, mailed or faxed to you. 

Youth Workshop July 31

        Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided for the youth workshop.  Participants should bring a digital camera, preferably the one typically used by the child, the user’s manual, extra batteries, memory cards and a laptop computer.

        See information above regarding registration forms.

        Davidson is a photographer and photo-educator, originally from Ozona, and now based in Santa Fe, NM.  She loves immersing herself into the world of her subjects to create intimate images, whether they are of children, ranchers, or cultures she encounters on her travels.  Jennifer spends much of her time on the road, teaching   photography workshops for National Geographic Expeditions around the country and for Lindblad Expeditions in the Galapagos Islands.  Her website is www.jdavidsonphotography.com.

 

 

 

From the Schoolhouse

 

UIL State Academic Meet Results: Sarah Hoelscher – 7th Place Feature Writing; Kadden Kothmann – 7th Place Number Sense, 3rd Place Number Sense team.

 

 

Tennis:

 

               Jr. High District Results:  District champions - Garden City ‘A’ boys; Garden City ‘B’ girls.  District Runner-up champions - Girls ‘A’ team; boys ‘B’ team.

               Individual GC Results:

‘A’ Boys Singles - 1st– Wheeler, 2nd–Rodriguez; ‘A’ Girls Doubles - 3rd– Matschek/ Halfmann, 4th– Perez/Caranza; ‘A’ Boys Doubles - 1st– Goodwin/Eggemeyer; Mixed Doubles - 2nd– Montes/Rodriguez, 3rd– Sotello/McMillan; ‘B’ Girls Doubles - 1st– Huerta/Schaefer, 2nd– Burnett/Clifton, 4th– Galan/Zamudio; ‘B’ Boys Doubles - 1st– Miller/Hollingsworth, 2nd– Braden/Salinas.

 

 

FFA News:

          Kamie Halfmann was 4th place in the Area 2 FFA talent competition.  Carlie Hollingsworth was 4th in Area at Junior Prepared Public Speaking.

 

 

Obituaries

 

             Karen Battle Halfmann52, of St. Lawrence, died June 10, 2013, with burial at the Coahoma Cemetery.

             Karen was born June 23, 1960 in Big Spring. She graduated from Coahoma High School in 1978 and married Thomas Halfmann May 5, 1980. 


            Thomas and Karen lived in St. Lawrence, where Karen was an active member of the community.       She served as Girl Scout troop leader for several years, helped with school events and enjoyed rooting for the Garden City Bearkats. She served on Parish Council and was an active member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She cherished spending time with family and friends, especially baking special dessert requests for anyone who asked, and playing in family spades tournaments. One of her greatest joys was cheering on her great nieces in all their activities. 


            Karen is survived by her husband, Thomas Halfmann; daughters, Krystal Mullins and husband, Andrew and Brandi Halfmann; parents, Myrtie and D.C. Lee and Bill and Linda Battle; brother, Roger Battle and wife, Debbie; sisters, Darlene Battle and Kelsey Swearingen and husband, Kyle; sister-in-law, Vicki Battle; step-sister, Jana McQueary and husband, Tom; many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends; including best friend, Darla Batla. 



            Karen was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Battle; and grandparents, J.W. and Fabris Moore and William and Gladys Battle.

 

 

            Berry Cox, 66, of Garden City, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at his residence and was buried at Garden City Cemetery.

            He was born June 1, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas and married Cheryle Bisbee June 10, 1967 in Andrews, Texas.

           Berry grew up in Andrews, graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in zoology, and obtained his masters degree in education from Sul Ross University in Alpine. He taught chemistry and physics for 32 years at Monahans High School. He was a tough, but fair teacher. He was a true, old-fashioned cowboy. While he taught school, he bought cattle and leased land, building his ranching business. He loved all "critters" but especially horses and cattle. He had racehorses and enjoyed checking their status daily.

           Family was very important to Berry. He was a loving, generous and protective husband and father, tough and gruff, but with a smile. As Grandad (Papa), he teased, loved and taught his grandchildren and had an open wallet policy with them. He loved buying little children desserts.

           He was a member of First Baptist Church in Garden City.

           Survivors include his wife, Cheryle Cox of Garden City; two sons, B. Shawn Cox and wife, Joan Admirand of Austin and B. Tod Cox and wife, Brenda of Spring; five grandchildren, John Berry Cox, David Berry Cox, Sydney Cox, Isabel Cox and Aaron Berry Cox; and one sister, Kay Sowders of Midland.

          The family suggests memorials be made to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P. O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-1890.

 

            Paul "Duane" Hillger, 72, of Garden City, died Monday, May 20, 2013 and was buried at the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Texas. 



            He was born September 12, 1940, in Big Spring, Texas and married Linda Sue "Suzie" Lawson January 4, 1968 in Midland, Texas.  Duane was raised in Martin County and farmed in Martin and Glasscock Counties all his life. He loved sports and hunting. His kids and grandkids meant the world to him. Duane served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

            Survivors include his wife, Suzie Hillger of Garden City; two sons, Dr. William Paul Hillger of Garden City and Weldon Wayne Hillger and wife, Carissa of Midland; two daughters, Wendi Carol Kingston and husband, Greg of Greenwood and Winette Ann Hillger of Stanton; one sister, Linda Stevens and husband, Dan of Midland; six granddaughters, Patricia Kingston, Candace Kingston, Jennifer Hillger, Jayme Hillger, Jacque Fernandez and Melenda Lounett Hillger and one grandson, Stetson Paul Hillger.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Paul and Clarene Hillger.

 

 

            John Wesley Jay Cox, 56, of Austin died Tuesday May 14, 2013 and was buried at the Garden City Cemetery.

           He was born on March 14, 1957 in Colorado City. He graduated from Lamesa High School in 1975 and earned his Bachelors Degree from Texas Tech University. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of Boy Scout Troop 708, having attended the Boy Scout World Jamboree in 1971. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

           Jay is survived by his mother, Carolyn Cox of Lamesa; brother, Steve Cox and wife Carol of Dallas; sisters, Kerry Harris and husband Doug of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Kimberly Vigil and husband Dan of Woodland Park, Colorado; 4 nieces; and 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Don Cox.

            The family suggests memorials to Boy Scout Troop 708, P.O. Box 790, Lamesa, TX 79331 or a charity of your choice.

 

 

            Arley Ray Wheat, 83, died May 3, 2013 and was buried at the Wingate Cemetery in Wingate, Texas.

            Arley was born in Wingate on Nov. 2, 1929, to Willie W. and Lena Mae Wheat. He grew up enjoying the farm life. He married Joy Smith on April 27, 1950 in Sweetwater, TX. Their 63 years of marriage was filled with love, joy, and adventure. They lived in Midland, where Arley worked for the U. S. Postal Service for 31 years and was a bus driver for Midland ISD. Moving to Glasscock County in 1968, he helped his son run Wheat Gulf Gas Station and A & L Tire Service and served on the Glasscock County ISD school board.

            Once retired, they lived in both Bronte and San Angelo where they were active in the local Baptist churches.

           Arley always had his family first. He was a treasure to his family and will be truly missed.

            Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of over 63 years, Joy Wheat; son, Larry Wheat and wife Kathy of Garden City: daughter, Debra Sanders and husband Robert of Big Spring; granddaughter, Tiffany Parker and husband Adam of Gail; grandson, Anthony Wheat of Garden City; and one great granddaughter, Mackenzy Parker; brother, Gene Wheat and wife Jeannie of Winters; sister, Gladys Matthews of San Angelo; brother-in-law, Lewis Williams of Sweetwater; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in -law, Veda and L.C. Briley; brothers, Cullen Wheat, Jerry Wheat and Bryan Wheat; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Hazel and Edward Nitsch, D'Neta and Scott Lane, Allie and Herman Giles, Jerry Williams, and Wanda and Eudean Foster, and W.F. Matthews.

 

 

Next Issue Date and Deadline

 

             The next issue of the Glasscock County News will be July 10, 2013. The deadline for that issue is July 5, but earlier material is helpful. Send information to: P.O. Box 98, Garden City, TX 79739; phone or fax: 432/354-2221; e-mail: gcnews201@aol.com.

                The Glasscock County News is published by Joe Melanie Calverley, P. O. Box 98, Garden City, TX, 79739.  Phone or fax: 432/354-2221; e-mail: gcnews201@aol.com; web site: glasscockcountynews.com