Archive - Jan 2013
Big Spring Little League is now holding open registrations for all age groups. The league â€” which is the largest per capita in the United States with over 670 participants last year â€” has undergone some minor changes this season.
The age range has been expanded to 4-16 years. Previously, the cut-off was 15 years old. There will also be a new division for 13-year-old kids.
Sixteen local organizations had something to be thankful for Tuesday evening.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County board of directors held its annual meeting at Dora Roberts Community Center where the supported agencies were presented with their portion of $300,000 in allocations for the year, from the 2013 campaign.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
â€˘ PRINCESS MARIE TREVINO, 24, 3607 Hamilton, was arrested on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver's license and failure to appear.
â€˘ LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, 1501 Scurry, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, theft and assault/family violence.
â€˘ JACOB RAY ALVARADO, 20, 300 Tulane, was arrested on a charge of evading arrest/detention.
â€˘ JOSEPHINE GUADALUPE TORRES, 23, Coahoma, was arrested on a charge of assault by contact.
Gilbert Webb, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born March 23, 1925, in Dialville, Texas, to Venie and Matthew Webb. He married Alice Ann Ashley, March 24, 1950, in Big Spring. She preceded him in death June 7, 2005.
William Edward Huttegger, 63 of San Antonio died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Bill was a Vietnam veteran and served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a machinist. He retired in 1991 from the service as CMSgt. Bill then went on to work for the Civil Service as an aircraft mechanic and retired in 2011.
He was a life member of the VFW Post 4676 in Universal City. Bill loved water skiing, fishing and camping with his family.
Evelyn Hall McGuire, 86, of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Jerry McGuire officiating and the Rev. Calvary Callender assisting. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the funeral home.
David Cortez Chavarria, 57, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Herminia Martinez, 74, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Medical Arts Hospital in Lamesa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
It took the Lady Steers (16-14, 4-4) over five minutes to score during Tuesday's meeting with No. 17 Abilene Wylie. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs seemed as if they couldn't miss a shot, outscoring Big Spring 32-5 in the first half.
With about four minutes remaining before halftime, a fire alarm was tripped, halting the action for about 10 minutes. It was just a false alarm, but unfortunately for Big Spring it didn't interrupt Wylie's rhythm. The Lady Bulldogs went home with their perfect District 4-3A record intact after a 60-24 blowout win.
Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan announced this morning he will not seek a second term in office.
Duncan cited personal reasons for why he will not stand for re-election.
â€śWhen I ran for office, I was really reluctant to do so, but I was contacted by several people to step forward and serve the community, and that's what I did,â€ť Duncan said. â€śI never intended to serve more than one term.â€ť
Duncan, who defeated incumbent mayor Russ McEwen in the 2010 municipal elections, cited three milestones as his major contributions to the community during his term in office.