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Soaring fuel prices cloud budget plans

April 12, 2011

Howard County officials began fiscal planning for the coming year Monday with a budget workshop, as commissioners and department heads continue to look cautiously toward the state legislature.

County Judge Mark Barr and county commissioners met with Eddy Jameson, road and bridge administrator for the county, Monday to discuss the coming year and possible budgetary challenges facing the government agency.

'Son of a Farmer' book signing set

April 12, 2011

Nobody better to talk farming than a farmer.

Eric Herm, author of “Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth” and a fourth-generation farmer, will be at the Heritage Museum for a book signing and presentation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

“It's not just a book signing,” Herm said. “It's something that everyone — farmers and non-farmers — should attend. It's for anyone concerned with what we are doing.”

Barking dog alerts family to fire

April 12, 2011

Investigators believe the fire that destroyed a couple's home west of Elbow during the early morning hours today was caused by an electrical short in or near a dryer.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said the fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m. at a home located in the 6800 block of W. FM 818.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 12, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• TIMOTHY TOD BECK, 50, of 707 W. Seventh St., was arrested Monday on two warrants from another agency.
• DANIEL VERA FLORES, 42, of 907 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROBERTO RAMOS, 59, of 910 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STEVEN RAY EVANS, 22, of 1103 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

BSHS golfers district champions

April 12, 2011

Hail to the champs.

Big Spring High School claimed its first team district title of the year when the boys' golf team took first place in the Disrict 5-3A golf tournament, which concluded play Monday in Sweetwater.

The Steers fired a team total 323 Monday to conclude the tournament with a score of 935, eight strokes better than Abilene Wylie, which finished second at 943. Sweetwater was third with a 968, while Snyder finished fourth at 975.

Errors prove costly for Lady Steers in loss

April 12, 2011

The Big Spring Lady Steers continue to be their own worst enemy.

Seven Big Spring errors opened the floodgates for Brownwood and helped the Lady Lions waltz to a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Lady Steers in District 5-3A softball action at the Big Spring ISD Softball Complex Monday.

It wasn't as if Brownwood needed any help, either — the district champion Lady Lions suffocated Big Spring with strong pitching from Sydney Laws, who improved to 12-3 for the season, and sterling defense to improve to a perfect 6-0 in district games.

Tuesday sports calendar

April 12, 2011

Baseball — Howard College at Midland College (non-conference), 2 p.m.
Baseball — Slaton at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Baseball — Forsan at Denver City, 4:30 p.m.
Softball — Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Softball — Forsan at Denver City, 5:30 p.m.
Track — Big Spring boys and girls at District 5-3A meet, Snyder.
Tennis — Coahoma and Forsan at District 3-2A tournament, Denver City.
Golf — Big Spring girls at District 5-3A tournament, Snyder.

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