Archive - Jan 20, 2011
Apparently reversing his stance from earlier in the day, Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar announced Wednesday afternoon that the elective Bible course offered at the high school will undergo a number of changes, including the instructor teaching it.
COLORADO CITY — Two more organizations have joined the search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn in hopes of unifying volunteers currently scouring the small West Texas town and outlying areas.
Officials from the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children and the Klaas Kids Foundation reported this week they have joined the search for the 13-year-old Colorado Middle School student who was reported missing to police by her mother Dec. 27.
Being a Boy Scout was more than just a personal choice for Brian Sweeney. It was a family tradition.
Sweeney, the son and grandson of Eagle Scouts, was recently named Lone Star District Executive for the Buffalo Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, meaning the 23-year-old Raleigh, N.C., native will oversee all Scouting programs in Big Spring.
People wanting to start a new business in Howard County will soon have another helping hand.
The Big Spring Economic Development Corp. announced it has contracted with Entrepreneur Alliance of Amarillo to provide start-up help to those wishing to open their own businesses in the area.
Terry Wegman, BSEDC executive director, said the firm will open a temporary office in the Chamber of Commerce building around the first of February. Plans call for consultants to be available to the public approximately four days a month.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GEOVANNI MIRANDA ORNALAS, 20, of 1206 Mesquite, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ ROBERT RIVERA, 39, of 2538 Langley St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants from another agency (two counts), possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and speeding.
â€˘ STEVAN VALENCIA, 51, of 107 N.E. Eighth St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
James Richard Doggett left his uncooperative earthly body behind and went to join many beloved family members and friends in Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Downtown Church of Christ with Van Pendergrass officiating and Kendall Tomlinson assisting. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The 2010-2011 season for Howard College menâ€™s basketball continues to be one of the more unusual ones.
The No. 8 Hawks have lost seven players to suspensions this season, whittling the roster down to five players heading into one of the biggest games of the year. No. 15 Midland College visits at 7:45 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
â€śI cannot remember a more challenging season than what weâ€™ve had here,â€ť head coach Mark Adams said. â€śWe keep thinking surely, itâ€™s going to start getting better.â€ť
James Edward Brooks died Jan. 18, 2011, in Austin. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mildred â€śMillieâ€ť Sevey, 84, of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Midland. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joel Miller and Pastor Johnnie Sevey officiating. Burial will be at Gail Cemetery in Gail.
Alvin Gluege, 83, of Big Spring died in Lubbock on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. His remains were graciously accepted by Texas Tech University School of Medicine. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association.