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February 25th

State veterans home sued by state AG

February 25, 2013

The state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas Veterans Home, charging the facility with violating minimum nursing home standards and threatening the health and safety of its residents.
The suit, brought by Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott on behalf of the state Department of Aging and Disability Services, was filed in 118th District Court last week against Sears Methodist Retirement System Inc. and Senior Dimensions Inc., owners of the veterans' home.

Police

February 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MIGUEL ANGEL REYES JR., 34, of 1519 Tucson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• EMMETT WAYNE RASH, 37, of Granbury, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – second offense.
• ALFONSO VARGAS, 23, of 3604 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• EAMON SEAN DALEY, 20, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Trio of Lady Steers named to All-District

February 25, 2013

Three Lady Steers — senior Logan Yarbar (First Team), junior Dyrshae Vanderbilt and sophomore Julianna Rodriguez (Second Team) — were selected to represent Big Spring by being named to the All-District squad for their work on the basketball court this season.

The Lady Steers had an overall record of 16-16 and finished at .500 in a competitive division, but fell just short of a postseason appearance after losing to Sweetwater in a game to determine the third and final playoff seed.

February 23rd

Four area teams advance, two eliminated from postseason

February 23, 2013

BOYS

MONAHANS — Forsan Head Coach Gary Huckabee watched as his team's season came to a close Friday at the Jerry Larned Sports Complex, falling to El Paso Harmony 78-56.

The Buffaloes started the area playoff game strong, topping the Tigers 18-14 in the first period, but a sixteen point deficit in the second quarter was too much for Forsan to overcome.

Kade Fannin put up 15 points and had 16 rebounds, while Aric Hernandez and Tyler Evans each added 11 for the Buffs, who were outscored 44-21 in the middle quarters.

CASA sends out call for volunteers

February 23, 2013

If you have a passion to help children in need, CASA of West Texas has a job for you. The pay isn't great — in fact, there is no pay — but the rewards, officials say, are tremendous.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will begin accepting applications for volunteer child advocates Monday at its Big Spring office located at 310 Scurry, said Patty Pisklak, executive director.

Forsan ISD trustees to call for bond election

February 23, 2013

FORSAN — “If” is about to become “when.”

After months of study, Forsan Independent School District trustees are expected to officially call for a bond election to construct a new elementary school and other renovations when they hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

Final price estimates for the bond have not been settled, although options trustees are considering carry price tags ranging from $20 million to $25 million, Superintendent Randy Johnson said.

Items which will definitely be included in the bond package include:

Electronic bids resolution tops council agenda

February 23, 2013

A resolution to ensure the “identification, security and confidentiality” of electronic bids or proposals is among the agenda items for Big Spring City Council in an emergency meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The resolution basically permits the city to accept bids of proposals in electronic form. It also sets out rules to protect the integrity of those bids.

The measure is designed to allow the city to keep pace with ever-changing world of technology, in which more and more “business” is conducted electronically instead of by paper.

Fernando Apolinar 'Poli' Rodriguez

February 23, 2013

Fernando Apolinar "Poli" Rodriguez, 21, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

He was born Feb. 23, 1991, in Stanton, Texas.

A lifelong resident of Big Spring, Poli attended Big Spring schools. He loved music and Chicano Rap Flo, drawing but especially loved playing with his children.

Robert D. Bradshaw

February 23, 2013

Robert D. Bradshaw, 79, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in a Midland nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, Big Spring, Texas.

Marsha Mann

February 23, 2013

Marsha Mann, 68, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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