Archive - Mar 2013
Big Spring native Philip Ferguson, center, and his band, Texas True, perform in concert at Heritage Museum Saturday afternoon. The group performed a variety of country, bluegrass, gospel and original tunes.
Bruce Fink, 59, of Midland passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Fink; mother, Shirley Gingras; sister, Luann Goin and husband Randy; sister, Gail Jetter and husband Tim; brother-in-law, Patrick Becker; sister-in-law Debra Wagenman; brother-in-law, Andrew Becker and Lori; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ KERRY JOE HANCE, 21, of Overton, Texas, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JARROD DANIEL DALTON, 34, of Creede, Colo., was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and failure to identify.
Officials with the city of Big Spring say water use and conservation during the winter months has gone well; however, with little rain in the forecast this summer, mandatory restrictions will likely be back in effect soon.
The city moved from Stage 3 of its drought contingency plan to Stage 2 in mid-December, which loosened restrictions on outdoor water use and moved the plan from a mandatory enforcement to voluntary community participation.
Proposed zoning changes and public hearings pertaining to the changes top the agenda for the Tuesday meeting of the Big Spring City Council.
The council is to hold public hearings concerning:
â€˘ Consideration of a zone change from Single Family-1 (SF-1) to Light Commercial (LC) for the property located at 1901 W. 16th St., described as Section 1, Block 33, T-1-S, T&P RR Co. Survey.
Dr. Temple Grandin will be making an appearance in Big Spring as part of the Howard College Foundation Speaker Series, a free event for the public Thursday.
Howard County commissioners are slated to meet Monday morning with the possible purchase of a new county-wide software system topping the agenda.
The software â€” produced by Tyler Technologies, the same company the county has used since 1992 â€” could cost the county between $500,000 and $600,000, according to County Judge Mark Barr.
Despite the steep price tag, Barr said the government body is in a situation where it will have to act soon.
If most people had the kind of year Jackie Bibby's gone through, they'd seriously consider changing professions.
Then again, most people wouldn't be a snake handler in the first place.
By any measure, Bibby, a world-record holder in several snake-handling categories, has had a very rough past 12 months, the low point coming last September when a bite from a 6-foot-long rattlesnake ended up costing him most of his right leg.
A funeral service for Donna Jo Hedges, 54, of Big Spring will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Crestview Baptist Church with Gerald Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
Donna passed away Thursday March 23, 2013, in Big Spring. She was born Dec. 7, 1958, in San Angelo to Thomas Ray and Nita (Sikes) Mathis. She married Mark Hedges on Oct. 28, 2006, in Big Spring. Donnaâ€™s grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished each minute spent with them. She loved to travel as often as possible.
Apparently, it's going to take more than a serious snake bite to keep Jackie Bibby away from the Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup.
Bibby, who holds several world records for snake-handling, was loading rattlesnakes for transport to a show in Brownwood earlier this month when he was bitten in the stomach by one of the creatures.
He was rushed to Brownwood Regional Medical Center and received several injections of anti-venom. At one point, he was listed in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit, the Brownwood News reported.