Archive - Nov 2010
An executive session to consider personnel matters tops the agenda for Howard County commissioners, as the court prepares to meet Monday morning.
According to the meeting agenda, the personnel matter was placed on the agenda by County Judge Mark Barr, who declined to comment on the nature of the session at this time.
â€śI really can't discuss the details beyond what's on the agenda,â€ť Barr said. â€śHowever, I imagine there will be some action taken on the matter once we come out of executive session, so we'll just have to wait and see.â€ť
Emergency medical responders remove glass and bandage the arm of this Breckenridge man following a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate Highway 20 Friday afternoon near the 165 mile marker. According to witnesses, the man's truck rolled four times before coming to rest in the median. The driver was traveling east on I-20, pulling a trailer containing submersible pumping equipment. The man refused to be transported from the scene, having suffered multiple cuts and abrasions in the accident.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, of 1402 Tucson, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal mischief.
â€˘ ZZANE RAYMOND OLYER-RHODES, 21, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 6, was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance, using a wireless device in a school zone and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ ARSEILA CORTEZ HERNANDEZ, 57, of 1404 Princeton, was arrested Friday on a charge of theft â€“ shoplifting.
Alfred (Al) Wesley Milch, 90, formerly of Big Spring died Nov. 3, 2010. A celebration of life service will be held at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early, Texas, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. His family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the funeral home.
Martha Horelica, 72, of Baytown, formerly of Stanton died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at her residence. Visitation with family will be Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton. Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Stanton with Johnny Teague officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.
Even before Big Spring-Snyder kicks off at 7:30 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium, the Steers are down 13-0.
They have to come out swinging, no question about. That is, if Big Spring wants a playoff spot.
There are other scenarios that would allow the Steers to clinch a playoff spot in Week 10 against Snyder, depending on what happens in the Brownwood-Wylie game. The one they'll most likely have to rely on is beating the Tigers by at least 13 points, by way of the point differential rule in case of ties in District 5-3A.
Big Spring cross country coach Randy Britton doesn't want his runners worrying about where they finish when the Steers compete in the regional meet Saturday in Lubbock, at least not during the race.
Britton's approach to this meet is simple: run a personal best and everything will take care of itself.
â€śThis group of kids is really young,â€ť he said. â€śI do see a lot of potential in them. My biggest thing to tell them is they need to go up there and try to run a PR (personal best). If they run a PR, there's nothing they can do about it. Just let the chips fall where they may.â€ť
There's not much Howard College can take from its 92-26 win over the Lubbock Christian Junior Varsity team Thursday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
But Howard College head coach Mark Adams is pleased with what his team can do defensively.
â€śThis is another good warm-up for us,â€ť he said. â€śWe're getting ready to go up to Weatherford (Okla.). But our defensive effort is good. I think we have a chance to be very good defensively.â€ť
More than 200 people â€” some in support of, some against and some just curious â€” filled the main meeting room at Dora Roberts Community Center for a public hearing on a decade-old project Thursday: a truck reliever round around Big Spring.
What they learned is that the 12.75-mile, $150 million bypass probably will be built around the west side of Big Spring someday, but it is anyoneâ€™s guess as to how long it will take and where exactly the funding will come from.
Recent efforts by the city of Big Spring â€” led by newly elected Mayor Tommy Duncan â€” to make revisions to the city charter may have hit a major snag, as conflicts caused by a lawsuit settled in 1992 could block term limits for council members and proposed changes to initiatives and referendums.