Archive - Mar 2013
Howard County commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss the fallout of Tuesday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, which had Commissioner Jimmie Long going toe-to-toe with Mayor Tommy Duncan regarding fiscal support from the county in the opening of a new municipal landfill.
The question currently before county commissioners is whether or not to help the city fund the purchase of land and construction of a new landfill, and, if so, how much money is appropriate.
ELBOW â€” Forsan Elementary at Elbow has scheduled pre-k and kindergarten pre-registration for Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12 in the elementary office located south of Big Spring at the corner of Nichols Road and FM 818.
The school office will be open for registration between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
In order to be eligible for pre-kindergarten, the student must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
â€˘ Must be unable to speak or comprehend English;
â€˘ The family fully qualifies for free or reduced-price lunches;
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
â€˘ CHARLIE JAKE TURNER, 33, 900 S. Aylesford, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and theft under $50.
â€˘ JOHN MARTINEZ RAMIREZ, 46, 1516A Sycamore, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana under two ounces.
â€˘ JOSE MANUEL BUSTAMANTE, 40, 416 Westover, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana under two ounces, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility and two warrants for failure to appear.
Suzanne Jordan Cranford, 67, of Big Spring died Thursday, March 28, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Lindsey pastor, and Dr. Michael Dean, pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 5, 1945, in Des Moines, Iowa and married Reg Cranford May 29, 1971, in Wichita Falls.
MONAHANS â€” Big Spring kept on rolling with a 14-1 shelling of Monahans on Thursday. Following Adam Franco's shutout performance Tuesday, pitcher Gunnar Kennedy found his rhythm, allowing just one run in the five-inning affair.
â€ś(Kennedy) struggled in the first couple of innings, then he started to hit his spots and was lights out for us,â€ť said BSHS Head Coach Bert Otto,
Again, the Steer offense was spread out, with batters 1-9 contributing at the plate.
SNYDER â€” It is starting to look like another trip to Austin is in the cards for the Big Spring boys golf team.
After the first round of district play, Big Spring sits atop the standings with a combined score of 301, edging rival Wylie which shot a 309. Snyder rounded out the top three with a score of 312.
Leading the Steers were Devin Roberson and Tate Kennedy who each shot 73. Ryan Pollard scored a 77, Jason Guevara shot a 78 and Tyler Bryan shot a 79.
Big Spring High School's academic team fell short of earning a second straight District 4-3A title, placing second to Abilene Wylie High School in Tuesday's University Interscholastic League meet at BSHS.
Wylie scored 541 points to handily win the meet, while Big Spring was second with 350.5 points. Snyder High School finished third with 220 points, followed by Monahans, Greenwood and Sweetwater.
â€śI was proud of our students,â€ť said Jennifer Adams of BSHS, the district's meet coordinator. â€śI was hoping we'd repeat as district champs, but Wylie is always going to be tough.â€ť
The Cline Shale formation.
It's certainly on the tip of every tongue in the West Texas area, as local officials and residents continue to play up or down the expected effects of what the U.S. Geological Survey is saying could be largest oil-related discovery in the Permian Basin in the last 50 years.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALEX SANCHEZ, 26, of 809 S. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for hindering officers discharging official duties.
â€˘ MICHAEL DEWAYNE NORRIS, 39, of 3500 W. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 14, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
â€˘ DEBRA ANDERSON, 53, of Abilene, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JANIE GALAVIZ, 41, of 3620 Calvin, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
James Houston Barclay Sr., 89, of Reno, Nev., died Thursday, March 21, 2013, in a Reno, Nev., nursing home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas, with Derrick Looney officiating.
Jim was born Sept. 12, 1923, in San Augustine, Texas, to Willie and Julia (Grunning) Barclay. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. Jim was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was aboard the USS Utah and made it to shore before the ship sank.