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Archive - Feb 2011

February 21st

Water on city council's mind

February 21, 2011

The agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council is rather brief, with final approval of a resolution supporting the Colorado River Municipal Water District's ongoing efforts to educate the public on the need for water conservation.

Talks between CRMWD and its member cities — including Big Spring — have been ongoing for some time now, centering around water conservation heading into the coming summer, when water usage in the Crossroads area is expected to be at its highest point.

Girl Scout cookies anyone?

February 21, 2011

HERALD photo/Steve Reagan
Maribel Gomez, left, and Esther Fleeson get ready to sell some Girl Scout cookies at their stand outside the local Wal-Mart Supercenter Saturday morning. The cookie sales continue through March.

Police Beat

February 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALEX FRANKLIN MINTER, 18, of 2509 Gunter, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
• TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, of 1503 S. Scurry, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• MARTHA FINA LOPEZ, 39, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRYAN JOSEPH GILES, 27, of 1300 S. Johnson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.

February 19th

Playoff warm-up win over Paducah helps Steers shake off rust

February 19, 2011

POST — The Big Spring Steers have had a little more than a week of preparation for their bi-district playoff game against Bowie Tuesday.

But the way they ended the regular season — a 69-54 loss at Abilene Wylie — is still fresh in their minds. So head coach Cliff Thompson and the Steers didn’t mind expressing how good a 74-58 win over Paducah felt, even if it was a playoff warm-up game.

“We needed that after that Wylie game,” he said. “We didn’t play well. Paducah is a good team. Just Monday, they beat Seminole, who won their
3A district. We played well and that was good to see.”

Paducah’s quick start ousts Grady girls

February 19, 2011

POST — Youth and inexperience caught up with the Grady Lady Wildcats when they met No.14 Paducah in the girls’ Class A, Division II area championship Friday.

“We shot ourselves in the foot a lot,” Grady head coach Ken Hefner said.”But it’s not a lack of effort. The kids played hard all year long. They did some great things. It’s just disappointing to finish on a night like this.”

Paducah handed a 58-35 loss to the Lady Cats, whose playoff run ended after a win over Ropes in the bi-district round Tuesday.

Tax Aide program staff set for itemized returns Tuesday

February 19, 2011

Officials with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program say tax preparations and filings have gone smoothly so far, with the bulk of itemized returns expected to be filed in the coming weeks.

The Internal Revenue Service began accepting itemized returns this week, a delay that was made necessary to allow for updating of a number of deductions that were approved late in the process by the federal government.

BSHS choir excels at contest

February 19, 2011

The Big Spring High School Choir had quite a medal haul at the recent University Interscholastic League Solo and Ensemble Contest in San Angelo.

Thirty BSHS students earned Division I ratings (the highest possible) during the contest, which was held at Angelo State University Feb. 5.

BSHS Choir Director Anna Castaneda O'Brien said 28 of those students qualified to compete in the State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest, which will be held at the University of Texas in Austin later this school year.

Police blotter

February 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
• DAVID ISAIAS MIRAMONTES, 22, El Paso, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ROSA MARIA FLORES, 34, 1504 Lincoln, was arrested on a warrant for harassment.
• ANNA MAE WHITE, 23, 1107 S. Goliad, was arrested on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
• ROBERT ALLEN WRIGHT, 48, 2621 Chanute, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.

Joy Fortenberry

February 19, 2011

Joy Fortenberry of Big Spring passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, to be with her Heavenly Father. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.

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