Archive - Aug 2013
The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of amendments to the municipal zoning ordinances to allow for the use of "intermodal shipping containers" as living quarters Tuesday night, tightening the city's control on the use of what city officials consider temporary housing.
The amendments â€” which provide for a number of requirements, including a special use permit and fencing around the sea container homes that abut property in use â€” were approved on a 6-1 vote, with District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez the lone dissenter.
Don Yates, of Weatherford, formerly of Big Spring went to be with the Lord on Aug. 5, 2013.
He was born to Arthur and Nettie Yates on June 27, 1927, in Big Spring. He was preceded in death by Jean Yates, his wife of 45 years. They raised three children, Phil Elliott, Deanna Rogers and Donna Kay.
He was active in the Baptist church and numerous civic endeavors. Don wore many "hats" during his lifetime, but was always ready to lend a hand to friends or neighbors.
Albert Carl Christianson, 87, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in the Mitchell County Hospital. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., to Luisa and John Christianson. He married Irene Ruiz in Alice, Texas, in 1977. She preceded him in death Oct. 22, 2010. Moving to Big Spring in 1980, he was a long time resident of Howard County.
Colette Schraeder, 92, of Garden City died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Robert Dale Hutcheson, 51, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
ABILENE â€” Big Spring is ranked among the best in the state at the 3A level, but it's still tournament time as BSHS Head Coach Lynn Osborne guides her team through the predistrict leg of the season.
So far, so good. The Lady Steers earned a split at the Abilene Cooper/Abilene High dual meet on Tuesday, losing to the 5A Lady Eagles in three: 25-27, 23-25 and 18-25, but defeating Cooper in four sets: 21-25, 25-21, 25-19 and 15-9.
GLEN ROSE, Texas â€” Following in his father's footsteps, Trevor Kernick â€” son of Rhonda and Howard College Rodeo Coach Greg Kernick â€” is making his presence known on the junior rodeo circuit.
Most recently, Kernick competed in the Ultimate Calf Roping finals in Glen Rose, where he showcased his roping skills, first by winning a single-elimination tournament. Kernick, who is heading into the eighth grade at Coahoma I.S.D., claimed a Circle Y trophy saddle and advanced to the Tournament of Champions.
An eight-hour standoff with Big Spring police officers ended with the arrest of two people this morning.
Jesse Lopez, 45, and Teresa Lang, 30, were in custody following the standoff that began when Big Spring Police Department narcotics investigators, acting on a Crimestoppers tip, responded to Room 101 at the Plaza Inn, 700 W. Interstate 20, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Run into any Big Spring State Hospital employee in town and more than likely you will find them sporting green T-shirts with vivid neon accents.
To the untrained eye, it appears as a cute, catchy shirt, but to most Big Spring State Hospital employees it symbolizes something much more.
â€śI think any time any hospital employee sees that shirt they remember rally day,â€ť said Mique Yarbar, Big Spring State Hospital programs manager.
A tax rate identical to last year's and an increase in sanitation rates headlined Monday night's special meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the municipality began its week-long trek to lay out its fiscal plan for 2013-2014.