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Archive - Mar 2013

March 26th

James Houston Barclay Sr.

March 26, 2013

James Houston Barclay Sr., 89, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, March 22, 2013, in a Reno nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

March 25th

Texas True

March 25, 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

March 25, 2013

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.

Police

March 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KERRY JOE HANCE, 21, of Overton, Texas, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JARROD DANIEL DALTON, 34, of Creede, Colo., was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and failure to identify.

Water restrictions may get tighter

March 25, 2013

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.

zoning changes, golf carts to get council's attention

March 25, 2013

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:
• 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. Grandin to speak here Thursday

March 25, 2013

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.

March 23rd

County going high(er) tech

March 23, 2013

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 — produced by Tyler Technologies, the same company the county has used since 1992 — 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.

Bibby's back: Serious injury doesn't deter famed snake handler from roundup

March 23, 2013

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.

Donna Jo Hedges

March 23, 2013

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. Donna’s grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished each minute spent with them. She loved to travel as often as possible.

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