Archive - Feb 2013
A few weeks ago, not too many people expected much out of the Steers, who seemed befuddled on the court from the start of District 4-3A, which they opened with four straight losses.
But Head Coach Cliff Thompson insisted it was just a phase his squad was going through while they found their identity.
Apparently, they found it.
Big Spring has won four of their last six games, including a thrilling win over Greenwood last week and Friday's season-ending, 74-54 rout of Sweewater.
FORSAN â€” School district trustees here will work to finalize estimates for a construction bond issue they hope to present to voters this May when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
It is now highly likely â€” although still not a certainty â€” Forsan Independent School District trustees will call for a bond election to be decided May 11. No final price tag has been set on the bond, although preliminary estimates are in the $20 million range.
More than a dozen area residents were indicted by a Howard County grand jury this week, with numerous true-bills for charges of possession of a controlled substance.
Cases were presented by District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson and Assistant District Attorney Robin Orr, as the grand jury indicted 16 people on 25 separate charges during Tuesday's session.
Among those indicted were:
â€˘ Holston Banks III, 21, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, evading arrest (third-degree felony) and injury to a child (third-degree felony).
Funeral services for Robert Ramos of Big Spring were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton with Deacon Clemente Villa officiating, interment followed at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Mr. Ramos was born Jan. 9, 1952, in Big Spring and he passed away Feb. 4, 2013.
CLARENDON â€” The Lady Hawks came away with a 66-50 road win against Clarendon College in what Head Coach Earl referred to as â€śa pivotal gameâ€ť.
â€śI was really impressed with the way we came out and played,â€ť Diddle said of his squad's performance. â€śThey played well defensively and really had no mental lapses even though Clarendon is a tough team to play against. They are very unorthodox.â€ť
HC led the Lady Bulldogs by 12 at the halfway mark, who pulled within eight in the second half of play, but couldn't complete the rally and fell short in the final minutes of play.
A Big Spring man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and criminal mischief Thursday after a bizarre turn of events at the local Wagon Wheel restaurant.
Lapaul Eric Scaggs, 36, of 510 S. Benton, was arrested Thursday by Big Spring Police Department officers on charges of aggravated robbery and criminal mischief â€“ more than $1,500 and less than $20,000 after law enforcement officials say he allegedly refused to pay for his meal.
FORSAN â€“ There's always something.
As they have worked their way toward calling for a bond election to finance a new elementary school, Forsan Independent School District officials have tried to balance what they want with what they think the district's taxpayers can afford.
So, you can imagine their reaction when they learned the price tag might be boosted by a couple million dollars.
The culprit? Wastewater.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TABITHA MONTEZ, 19, of 1401 Princeton, was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Justen Vogel, 39, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in a truck accident south of Midland. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at the farm of Teen Challenge of the Permian Basin, 6901 SCR 1200, Midland, Texas, with the Rev. Darrell Trout of Harvest Time Assembly of God Church officiating. Friends are invited to join the family for a meal and fellowship following the service.
Clifford L. Stovall, 87, of Blanco, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.