Archive - Jan 2012
Howard County commissioners will meet to discuss a number of routine items Monday morning, including re-routing of power lines at the county jail to make way for construction of the new joint law enforcement center and approval of a new economic development project.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, there are some underground power lines at the existing county jail that will have to be relocated to make way for the joint law enforcement center, which is expected to move into its official construction phase Feb. 6.
An 18-year-old man was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center Friday evening after being struck by an 18-wheeler.
The man, whose injuries were not believed to be serious, was walking along the Interstate 20 service road in Sand Springs when he was clipped by the truck at about 6 p.m.
The names of the individual who was struck and the truck driver were not immediately known.
The bond project may essentially be over, but updates are still coming in.
â€śEven though the bond project has for the most part been completed, there are a few updates to be given,â€ť Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president, said.
Those updates and information on the Early College High School initiative are among the items Howard College board members will discuss when they convene at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Updates will also be presented on campus water wells on campus and the G.C. Broughton Agriculture Complex/Phase Two.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ WAYNE V. BATEMAN, 20, of 907 E. I-20 17, was arrested Friday on a warrant for no drivers license when unlicensed, fail to appear and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
â€˘ RYAN ALLEN WARD, 18, of 409 Brian, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of controlled substance less than one gram, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces and possession of dangerous drug.
Big Spring Independent School District board members were told Thursday the effort to achieve the designation of becoming an early college high school is well on its way.
One of the main issues discussed Thursday night was in regards to Big Spring ISD possibly being designated as an early college high school. If the school receives the designation, courses following the program will begin next semester.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ERICK DAVE HERNANDEZ, 32, of 1502 Bluebird, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ blood alcohol level more than 0.15.
â€˘ FELICIA ALDRIDGE, 25, of 3304 W. Highway 80 Apt. 37, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ TRISTAN MARCEL WARD, 20, of 2628 Dow, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to appear (four counts), no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and disregarding a stop sign.
While county officials have given the go-ahead to lift the burn ban that has been in effect for more than a year-and-a-half, municipal officials warn city residents to be reticent of local ordinances before burning any materials within the city limits.
Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said the lifting of the ban — which Howard County Judge Mark Barr made official Monday during a meeting of the commissioners court — could cause some confusion among city residents.
Gary Lee Thompson (Yank), 69, of San Angelo, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at a local hospital. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the Primera Church of San Angelo. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Thompson of San Angelo; daughters, Scarlet Skifton and Christina Thompson of North Dakota, and Bridgette Thompson, Missy Parske and Rachel Thompson, all of San Angelo; and sons C.B. Thompson of Odessa and Kevin Thompson of Big Spring.
Debra Kay Clark, 50, of Granbury, formerly of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Granbury. No service is scheduled. Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Martin's Funeral Home.
Debra was born Feb. 10, 1961, in Midland to Billy Dee and Carolyn Wright Clark.
Survivors include a son, David Rose; daughters, Brandy Coleman, Meagan Capron, Heather Capron, Sarah Capron and Jacelyne Elliott; brothers, Cary Stiles, Wayne Clark, Mike Stiles; sisters Lynn Lair, Christi Wealott, Carolyn Stiles and Debra Lynn.