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Archive - Mar 9, 2011

Teacher contracts up in the air

March 9, 2011

Faced with an uncertain financial future, Big Spring Independent School District officials are hitting the brakes temporarily on teacher contract renewals.

BSISD and other Texas school districts typically renew teacher contracts in March, but school trustees will discuss putting that action off for a month when they meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

VA sets town hall meeting

March 9, 2011

The Big Spring VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss upcoming changes planned for the hospital in the coming year.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the outpatient lobby of the medical center, located at 300 Veterans Blvd.

Daniel Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, said that WTVAHCS leadership will provide information regarding newly implemented programs, changes to existing programs and some future programs in the planning phase. Construction and staffing plans also will be shared.

Council approves mandate resolution

March 9, 2011

Big Spring City Council took a step against unfunded state mandates during its meeting Tuesday night, approving resolutions supporting House Joint Resolution 56 and Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 17.

During its Feb. 22 meeting, the council had already approved first reading of the resolution supporting House Joint Resolution 56, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and under‐funded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.

Check this out at the library

March 9, 2011

From some of my older columns, I am culling some books that you may have forgotten about or didn’t know we had. In cooking, Paula Deen and her boys prepare delicious down home Southern meals. If one dollop of butter is good, then how about two or three? We have for you “The Lady and Sons, Too!” (641.597 DEE P); “The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook” (641.597 DEE P) and “The Lady and Sons Just Desserts” (641.597 DEE P). They are full of Southern dishes and recipes to make them.

Opal Evelyn Mealer

March 9, 2011

Ms. Opal Evelyn Mealer, 90, of Big Spring passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. R.T. Havener, retired Assembly of God minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Stormee Kay Nix

March 9, 2011

Stormee Kay Nix, 31, of Big Spring went home to be with her precious father March 5, 2011, from a tragic car accident. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Alan Wallace, pastor of Peoples Fellowship Church of the Nazarene in Lubbock, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Catherine Green

March 9, 2011

Catherine Green, 94, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Marcy House. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.

Maurice (Mo) Gabriel Bennett

March 9, 2011

Maurice (Mo) Gabriel Bennett, 70, died Monday, March 7, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital Hospice In-Patient Unit. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Teeters officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Antonia Castañon Lopez

March 9, 2011

Antonia Castañon Lopez, 58, of Glasscock County died Monday, March 7, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Father Q officiating. Burial will be in the Ciudad Fernandez Cemetery, Ciudad Fernandez, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

BSHS baseball takes care of Brownfield

March 9, 2011

It wasn’t exactly a night full of offense for Brownfield and Big Spring in their matchup Tuesday at Steer Park.

Big Spring third baseman Jacob Acosta changed all that with one swing, though.

Acosta’s three-run RBI double sparked a five-run third inning as the Steers went on to beat the Cubs 12-2 in five innings.

The Steers were up 3-1 before Acosta’s blast to left field, but they hadn’t had an extra base hit. Ascota’s double went past the Brownfield left-fielder and Gunnar Kennedy, Jared Deporto and Max Pappajohn were sent home. The Steers went from a 3-1 lead to an 8-1 lead.

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