Archive - Apr 2013
Having already clinched the Western Junior College Athletic Conference title, Howard College is preparing for the Region V tournament after completing a sweep of Midland College at Foundation Field on Saturday by winning 13-4 and 9-1 in a doubleheader.
Claudette Smith helped the Lady Hawks in their rout of the Lady Chaparrals in Game Three of a four-game stand when she belted a grand slam home run. Smith also had a two-run blast, accounting for six RBI during the outing.
The Big Spring City Council is set to meet Tuesday evening, with final approval of an agreement between the municipality and the county to fund the opening and construction of a new city landfill topping the agenda.
The resolution â€” which includes an inter-local agreement with Howard County to provide for sharing of the costs of land acquisition, permitting, operation, ownership, closure and post closure of a new municipal landfill â€” has been at the center of turmoil between the two governments since the city council approved first reading of the measure March 26.
FORSAN â€” Forsan Independent School District's Elbow Elementary won an award presented to successful schools with a high proportion of low-income students.
Elbow received the Texas Education Agency's Distinguished Performance Award, given to high performing campuses which have at least 40 percent of its students coming from low-income families.
The school was one of only 211 campuses state-wide â€” and one of only two in this region â€” to earn this award, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
Howard College finished off its sweep of Luna College on Saturday, winning Game Three of the four-game stint, 5-2 and Game Four, 9-0.
Taking all four games was important the Hawks, who are in a bit of uncharted territory.
Howard College's perennially strong baseball program has faced some adversity this year.
With the renovations to the playing surface at Jack Barber Field, the Hawks were forced to play more than 30 games on the road before they enjoyed a home field advantage.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ CHRISTOPHER RAY TEICHMAN, 40, of 1207 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ JOHN THOMAS MARTINEZ, 27, of 709 Creighton, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 32, of 2403 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and criminal mischief.
Barbara Blackshear, 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park.
Barbara was born May 20, 1939, in Valley Head, W. Va. She graduated from Channing High School in 1957. Barbara married Bobby Blackshear on Dec. 30, 1958, in Channing. She was a homemaker and a member of College Baptist Church.
The one-year playoff drought is over.
Big Spring defeated Monahans on Saturday by a score of 2-1 at Lady Steer Field, then Snyder beat Greenwood to ensure BSHS the final postseason bid from District 4-3A.
The Lady Loboes jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Lady Steers answered quickly answered back.
Manuel "Maco" Vega Sr., 76, of Big Spring, died Friday, April 19, 2013, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born July 23, 1936, in Big Spring, Texas. He married Margarita Sosa and she preceded him in death May 18, 2005.
Maco had lived in Big Spring or Odessa all of his life. He worked as a carpenter and plumber and enjoyed working in his yard. He was a Catholic.
Candy Lillie Andrews, 81, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Big Spring, died on Friday, April 19, 2013, in a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Candy was born April 15, 1932, and married Raymond Andrews on Feb. 5, 1949, in San Angelo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2001.
Delores Scott, 74, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Her services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.