Archive - Apr 2011
COLORADO CITY â€” New year, new classification, same postseason hopes for the Forsan Buffaloes.
The Buffaloes clinched a spot in the Class 2A state high school baseball playoffs with a 12-5 victory over Colorado City Monday afternoon.
Forsan came into the game needing a win to hold off Coahoma for the final District 3-2A playoff spot. A loss to C-City would have dropped the Buffs into a tie with Coahoma and forced a one-game playoff between the teams.
After a 12-year drought, a Howard College cowgirl will be representing the school at the College National Finals rodeo.
Hawk barrel racer Kaci Smith became the first Howard cowgirl to claim a spot in the CNFR since 1999, when Kim Green brought home the Reserve National Champion award in barrel racing.
â€śKaci is doing what Kaci does best right now,â€ť said Greg Kernick, Howard College rodeo coach. â€śSheâ€™s done a great job throughout the entire season and has peaked at just the right time.â€ť
Joe Don Marrow, 68, of Big Spring, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Marvelene Bradford, 80, of Kingsland, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Kingsland. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Melva N. Cooper, 87, of West Monroe, La., formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, April 23, 2011, in a West Monroe nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the funeral home.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
Employees and staff with the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home serve up some holiday fair during the facility's annual Easter celebration Saturday afternoon.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
Area motorcycle enthusiasts gather around a group of custom cycles during a festival to benefit the Special Olympics sponsored by local federal prison contractor Geo Saturday afternoon. The even featured live music and a poker fun run for riders.
The Big Spring City Council will attempt to put the finishing touches on its summer plan to decrease water consumption Tuesday night.
The measure â€” which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent â€” passed first reading April 12 on a unanimous vote.
According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, Stage 3 of the plan includes a number of restrictions â€” aimed mainly at outdoor water usage, such as watering lawns, washing cars and filling swimming pools â€” which are expected to go into effect May 1.
The Salvation Army's Boys and Girls Club of Big Spring will be holding a community yard sale Saturday, May 21, to raise much-needed funds to send local youngsters to camp in June.
Sonnet Hildebrand, director of the local Boys and Girls Club, said the yard sale is slated for 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army office, located at 811 W. Fifth St., and will help give children within the Boys and Girls Club program a chance to attend a five-day camp.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 8 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 21, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LORENZO TORRES RAMIREZ, 26, of 410 W. Eighth St., was arrested Saturday on charges of criminal mischief (two counts) and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CYNTHIA JEAN WHITE, 46, of 5203 Sterling, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.