Archive - Aug 2011
COAHOMA — Coahoma Independent School District trustees gave their stamp of approval to a new budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year during their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
The $7.4 million budget does feature a built-in shortfall of slightly more than $200,000, a result of a $500,000 reduction in state revenue this fiscal year.
Texas is the last state in the nation to still lower speed limits at sundown, but that will change Thursday as a new law doing away with nighttime limits goes into effect.
House Bill 1353, passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Perry, sets the speed limit at 70 mph for all vehicles, day and night.
In years past, trucks were limited to 65 mph at all times and both cars and trucks were limited to 65 mph at night.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ LIONSO LEE JIMENEZ III, 32, of 1508 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for robbery.
â€¢ ARMANDO JOSE CERVANTES, 19, of 1304 Madison, was arrested Tuesday on charges of harboring a runaway child and driving while license invalid â€“ DWI related.
â€¢ BREANNA KAY MOORE, 18, of 1906 Eubanks, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for possession/purchase/consumption of tobacco by a minor.
â€¢ SABAA TEMPLETON, 25, of 914 E. Sixth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
IOWA PARK â€“ Chris Linn Gartman, 56, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Lakeview Church of God in Iowa Park, Texas, with Pastor Ted Gray officiating. Allen Davis will give the eulogy. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Oliver Springs Cemetery, Gorman, Texas, under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home of Iowa Park.
Ruth Jamison, 61, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Thomas Fay, 71, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
LUBBOCK â€” The Lady Steers cruised through two tough opponents Tuesday night in Lubbock as they defeated Cooper and Denver City in straight sets. In the first heat of the doubleheader, Big Spring downed the hometown Lady Pirates by scores of 25-12, 25-16 and 25-16.
Diamond Mayes led the team in blocks with 10, while adding two kills. Clara Benavides recorded a team best 14 digs to add to her two kills, three aces, one assist and one block, while Carson Reibe contributed with 14 digs of her own, along with an ace, assist and kill.
The Big Spring Steers kicked off their 2011 season in a tough defensive battle against Fort Stockton Friday night. In spite of moving the ball well and smothering the Panther offense, the Steers ended the night on the short end of a 7-6 game.
After falling behind 7-0 in the first frame, the Steers had to play catch-up the rest of the game and it wasn't until there was only 2:09 left in the game, following a long, sustained drive, that Michael Oliva pounded his way into the end zone for what appeared to be a game-tying score.
The clock leading up to the Nov. 8 election is ticking away and area voters who aren't registered to vote or are unsure of their status have a little more than a month to prepare.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election — which covers 10 proposed amendments, several of which could have a strong effect on veterans in the Crossroads area — is Oct. 11, according to Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.
No rain, no grass, little to no watering. With all the “nos,” it seems like it might be time to give up on your yard — but no, don't give up hope just yet.
Terri Johansen, owner of Johansen Landscape and Nursery, said the lack of rain and tight water restrictions don't have to put an end to all landscaping. “You can't just give up, which is what some people are doing,” Johansen said. “We have all invested too much time and we need to do what we can to maintain certain things.”