Archive - Aug 2013
Further movement toward establishing a road use fee and finding a new justice of the peace will top the agenda when Howard County commissioners meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the third-floor courtroom of the county courthouse.
Commissioners will review a recent opinion from the Texas Attorney General's office that gives a green light â€” for the most part â€” to plans to charge a fee to oil field company trucks which use county roads. That money would be used to help pay for needed repairs to the deteriorating roads.
Water and oil don't mix. But with the current oil boom, companies in the business of supplying water to the masses are making a concerted effort to do so, even if it's only metaphorically.
John Littlejohn, owner and chief scientist (PhD from Harvard University in Geological Sciences) and executive head of and founder of V.V. Water Company, LLC, held a public meeting Thursday to propose building a pipeline that would supply West Texas with artesian spring water from the Edwards aquifer.
It seems like every store has some kind of back-to-school sale, so why shouldn't the state of Texas get into the act?
Parents shopping for back-to-school items for their children â€” and others just looking to save a little money â€” will get a helping hand from the state as its annual Tax Free Holiday kicks off today and runs through Sunday.
As in previous years, most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 will be exempt from sales and use taxes â€” including those sold online, by telephone or mail â€” which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.
Despite some rough weather conditions Tuesday afternoon â€” including lightning and heavy rains â€” the 2013 U.S. National Hang Gliding Championship remains on-track to wrap up one of its best years Saturday at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.
According to U.S. National Hang Gliding organizer Belinda Boulter, the pilots â€” more than 40, including competitors from the U.S., Mexico and Guatemala â€” continue to enjoy amazing flying conditions in and around the Crossroads area.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Jeff Schubert, 67 of Lubbock, Texas, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, Lubbock. Jeff died Aug. 7, 2013.
Wanda Beauchamp Petty, 81, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Elder Troy Barrington officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the funeral home.
Wanda was born June 6, 1932, in Midland, Texas, and married Estil Petty Sept. 24, 1950, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death March 28, 2005.
Aubrey Ray Darden, 70, of Big Spring, went peacefully to be with his blessed Lord on Thursday, Aug.8, 2013, at his residence with his wife and family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with his brother, Billy Jack Darden, officiating and Pastor Guy White Sr. delivering his eulogy. His Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the funeral home.
Roy Lee Williams Sr., 62, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending with Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Charlene Rinard, 72, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
COAHOMA â€” Decimated by injuries in 2012, The Coahoma Bulldogs â€” who expected a playoff berth at the very least â€” were forced to settle for a 2-8 record. With just about every starter absent at some point during the season, CHS Head Coach Trey Gardner had to improvise. He played backups, he pulled guys from junior varsity, he changed up positions â€” anything to keep 11 relatively healthy players on the field.