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Archive - Jun 2011

June 15th

Aquatic center opens Saturday

June 15, 2011

The time has come to make that first splash in to the new aquatic center at Comanche Trail Park.

The 43rd annual Splash In at the Big Spring Aquatic Center will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“After months of anticipation, the day is finally here and we are excited for the grand opening of the aquatic center to the public,” said Debbie Wegman, Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau director.

Council again rejects appraisal district budget

June 15, 2011

The Big Spring City Council gave the Howard County Appraisal District's proposed 2011-2012 budget a stamp of disapproval for the second time Tuesday night, once again citing a salary increase for Chief Appraiser Brett McKibben as the reason.

The council voted 6-1 in favor of disapproving the budget, a move made necessary by state law, according to City Finance Director Peggy Walker.

Thursday is Dollar Night at rodeo

June 15, 2011

Great things often happen during the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo.

This year, the volunteers who produce the annual event have designated opening night as a way to give back — to the fans who make the rodeo a success and to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, an endowment that offers financial assistance for contestants sidelined due to injury.

Board to discuss budget cycle

June 15, 2011

Cuts in state financing may not be as bad as Big Spring Independent School District officials initially feared, but will still be significant.

BSISD trustees will discuss the coming budget cycle when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Texas legislators will likely cut $4 billion in aid to school districts when they approve a two-year state budget in the coming weeks.

If that figure holds, BSISD will lose $3 million in state aid for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 budget cycles.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• GREGORY D. WILLMAN, 27, of Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• RAMONDA LYNN JONES, 30, of 1315 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
• JESSICA BLANCO, 29, of 305 E. 19th St., was arrested Tuesday on charges of dog or cat running at large (two counts).
• EDWIN JAMES DEAN, 45, of 1403 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.

Alta B Franks

June 15, 2011

Alta B Franks went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2011, at her residence in Midland. Services will be held at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at 1 p.m. with Dr. John Gerlach, Pastor of Crestview Baptist Church of Midland, officiating. Burial will be at Lamesa Memorial Park in Lamesa.

Brent D. Wood

June 15, 2011

Brent D. Wood, 24, of Big Spring died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Patty Brewer

June 15, 2011

Patty Brewer, 53, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

June 14th

No fireworks on the Fourth, county says

June 14, 2011

Howard County commissioners approved a county-wide ban on fireworks Monday in hopes of staving off a wave of grass and wildfires during the July 4 holiday.

According to County Judge Mark Barr, the ban — which was signed into effect via a disaster declaration — was approved by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, extending what would have been a 60-hour ban until July 5.

City, county to hold redistricting hearings

June 14, 2011

Howard County commissioners and the Big Spring City Council will both be holding public hearings Wednesday to address the coming shift in precinct and district lines, a by-product of the 2010 Census,

Howard County commissioners will be holding two meetings during the day, the first at 10 a.m. and the second at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the commissioners courtroom, located on the third floor of the county courthouse. For more information on the county public hearings, contact the county judge's office at 264-2202.

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