Archive - Aug 2011
Pascuala G. Ruiz, 82, of Coahoma died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.Â
Vigil Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church in Coahoma with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Coahoma Cemetery.
A charity rag ball tournament is being held in Snyder to raise funds for a youth there. Four-year-old Xavier Molinar lost his mother Regina in a recent car accident.
The funds from the tournament will go into an account for young Xavier for his future college funds.
The Aug. 19 tournament will be played at Winston Field in Snyder, starting at 7 p.m., with registration being held between 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Directors of the benefit tournament are expecting a first place pay out of up to $2,500.
No one likes being labeled “unacceptable,” and that applies to school districts as well as individuals.
Big Spring Independent School District has been saddled with an “academically unacceptable” rating ever since the Texas Education Agency school accountability ratings were released July 29. Thursday, school officials briefed trustees on how they intend to shed that label.
The search for a new school trustee continues at Big Spring Independent School District.
Officials have been unsuccessful in their efforts to find a replacement for District 3 trustee Alan Partee, who declined to seek re-election in May.
District 3 covers an area which includes the Coronado Hills and Indian Hills subdivisions, as well as homes in the general vicinity of the VA Medical Center.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TYRE COLE WATTS, 26, of 5101 Fisher, was arrested Thursday on charges of criminal mischief more than $50 and less than $500 and criminal trespass/habitation/shelter.
â€˘ CIERRA KASHA BUTLER, 25, of 1425 E. Sixth 19, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired registration and failure to appear.
â€˘ CALVIN GEORGE BUTLER III, 24, of 1606 E. Sixth St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for driving while license invalid
Howard College officials believe they've found a way to deal with the severe drought, and the answer is literally below their feet.
Trustees will consider a proposal to drill up to six water wells on the Big Spring campus when they hold a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Student Union Building Tumbleweed Room.
The building has gone up and the final stages of the project are in sight.
The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club was able to start construction on a new facility in February and is expecting the building to be completed sometime in October.
“We will be very excited to see it once it is finished and we are even more excited to move in,” Salvation Army Maj. Orville Chambless said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ADAN CHAVERA, 41, of 600 Holbert, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ MELINDA ERIN WALKER, 29, of San Diego, Calif., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
â€˘ LINDA DIANE HERNANDEZ, 36, of Lubbock, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
Elsie Pearl Nobles, 90, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park, with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.
The Lady Steers got their season off to a good start last night, defeating Abilene High School in four matches. Scores of 25-14, 25-22, 21-25 and 25-22 allowed the team to avenge last seasonâ€™s loss at the hands of the Lady Eagles.
The Steers got off to a fast start in the match, taking it first-round win easily 25-14, but Abilene seemed to get stronger as the game progressed and made things a bit more competitive. as the Lady Steersâ€™ opening night went along.