Archive - Aug 19, 2011
New school years often mean changes, and the one that starts here Monday is no different.
And while most of the changes are somewhat subtle and not always noticeable to the general public, the biggest change at Big Spring Independent School District will be obvious to everyone.
Construction on four new elementary campuses, part of a $60 million renovation of the school district's infrastructure, will be in full swing during the coming school year and officials are promising to do everything they can to keep disruptions and inconveniences to a minimum.
Summertime is almost over, but that doesn't mean fun at the pool has to stop entirely.
The Big Spring Family Aquatic Center will be changing hours of operation, but won't be closing just yet. After this weekend, the aquatic center will be closed during the week and open only on weekends. New hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September, according to Terri Telchick, assistant city manager secretary.
âWe are looking forward to keeping this successful summer going,â Telchick said. âWe want to have summer last as long as possible.â
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ GILBERT RECIO JR., 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â˘ DAVID REY GONZALES, 40, of 404 NE 10th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â˘ GLORIA ORALIA GUTIERREZ, 21, of 2505 March St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for disorderly conduct by fighting.
â˘ SAMMY FERRELL, 49, of 509 N. Johnson St., was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct language.
Phyllis Graumann, 79, a long-term resident of Big Spring, passed away in the Lord, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Plano. She was born April 18, 1932, in Mangum, Okla., to Marie and Ed Montgomery and married August Graumann in Granite, Okla., on Feb. 18, 1950.
Maria Hinojos, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
T.A. "Hamp" Burcham, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring, Texas.
The Coahoma Bulldogs seemed to get off to a slow start in Thursday nightâs scrimmage against Clyde. Understandable, considering the size of the visiting team.
Even Coahoma Head Coach Trey Gardner commented on the size of the opposition.
âWhen we walked out, it looked like the field was slanted to one side,â Coach Gardner said.
But the size factor did not stay in play long as the hometown Bulldogs kept playing their own style of football; they hit everybody and they hit them hard.