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Archive - May 2013

May 6th

Council to discuss city manager position

May 6, 2013

The Big Spring City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday evening to discuss a a short list of items, including an executive session to consider the duties and evaluation of the city manager and to deliberate regarding Colonial Hills Estates.

According to the meeting agenda, District 6 Councilman Marvin Boyd is expected to deliver an update from the city's newly appointed employee retention committee, while Interim Police Chief Chad Williams will discuss special recognition plaques planned for the Troy M. Hogue Joint Law Enforcement Center.

Summertime fun on Boys and Girls Club menu

May 6, 2013

As area students hungrily await the end of the school year, many parents are faced with a child care dilemma during the summer months.

However, the Salvation Army's Boys and Girls Club has an answer, as the local charity prepares to kick off its annual summer program June 10.

Boys and Girls Club program director Duane Shackelford said the program is expected to serve approximately 120 to 140 area children between the ages of 5 years and 18 years, and with a new facility ready to go, the program will have even more to offer this year.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 5-6

May 6, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALDIN ELIOT ERSKINE, 23, of 2629 Langley, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MARTIN LEE BENTACUR, 45, of 215 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

Connie Rudelle Firenza Wilson

May 6, 2013

Connie Rudelle Firenza Wilson of Colorado City, formerly of Big Spring was born on Aug. 14, 1943, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Frank Rudelle (Wright) Firenza. She passed away May 3, 2013, in Lubbock after a brief illness.

Lady Hawks eliminated from tourney by Midland College

May 6, 2013

LUBBOCK — The promising season is over. One game away from the Region V title game, Howard College was upset for the second time in the tournament by Midland College on Sunday, this time by a score of 8-2.

The Lady Hawks entered the Region V West Softball Championship Tournament as the top seed after claiming the Western Junior College Athletic Conference title. They were ranked No. 7 in the nation and they held an overall record of 49-9.

Lady Steers lose; Lady Buffaloes, Bulldogettes advance to regional quarterfinals

May 6, 2013

Big Spring
MIDLAND — After pounding Fort Stockton 14-5 in the bi-district round, Big Spring found themselves on the ropes Saturday in Game Two of a three-game affair against Andrews.

Having lost Game One by a score of 10-5, The Lady Steers’ had to win in order to force a Game Three, but errors — 14 in two games to be precise — led to too many Lady Mustang runs, while Big Spring’s offense was helpless through seven innings.

Steers dispatch Pecos, Buffaloes beat Van Horn as both teams adavance to area round

May 6, 2013

Big Spring
ANDREWS — For the second straight year, Big Spring has advanced to the area round of the playoff after winning a best-of-three series against Pecos in Game Two on Saturday, 5-4.

The Steers and the Mustangs were in a dogfight until the bottom of the seventh. Then, Big Spring's grit came through yet again.

Gunnar Kennedy — who pitched a complete-game for the Steers — led off with a double to kickstart a BSHS last-inning rally.

Clean-up batter Max Pappajohn was walked intentionally, but was erased on a Fielder's Choice when Joseph Morelion made contact.

May 4th

Fishin' weather

May 4, 2013

HERALD Photo/Andreia Medlin

Andrew Martinez and his son Cruz Granado took advantage of the spring-like weather at the Big Spring Lake in Comanche Trail Park. Despite expected freezing temperatures Saturday morning, the conditions were mild and the fish were biting.

Opal J. Magers

May 4, 2013

Opal J. Magers, 80, of Big Spring, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Lillian Brewer

May 4, 2013

Lillian Brewer, 83, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born July 23, 1929, in Madison County, Ala., and married William Theodore "John" Brewer Nov. 8, 1946, in Huntsville, Ala. He preceded her in death July 30, 2011.

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