Archive - 2013
Driving past road work projects on Third and Fourth streets may be an inconvenience, but rest assured it's not exactly a walk in the park for the workers involved, either.
Paving just a small section of one of Big Spring's downtown streets is hot, smelly and exacting work, requiring the use of high-dollar specialized equipment and the labors of more than a dozen workers at a time, all to lay a strip of two-inch deep asphalt the length of a city block.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE LUIS RIVERA, 25, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 303, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SAM PENA JR., 33, of 208 N. Nolan, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JUAN GILBERT HINOJOSA, 41, of 610 Linda Lane, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ JOSHUA DAVID DECKER, 23, of Stanton, Texas, was arrested Monday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
Virnette Reid Fowler, 94, of Midland, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, in a local hospital. A private family inurnment will be in Big Spring.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Midland.
Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Fowler of Midland and Cynthia Wilson and husband, Stephen of Denton; one son, David Fowler and wife, DiAnn of Midland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
ODESSA â€” The Hawks fought through a season of adversity, but now they can breathe for a moment â€” Howard College baseball will be represented at the Region V Tournament in Grand Prairie. But first, they had to get past Western Junior College Athletic Conference rival Odessa College.
It was the epitome of a must-win game Saturday as the Hawks' postseason fate would be determined by the outcome of the final meeting of a four-game series â€” as well as the regular season â€” between the Hawks and the Wranglers.
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.
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALDIN ELIOT ERSKINE, 23, of 2629 Langley, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MARTIN LEE BENTACUR, 45, of 215 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
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.
LUBBOCK â€” 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.
MIDLAND â€” 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 Steersâ€™ had to win in order to force a Game Three, but errors â€” 14 in two games to be precise â€” led to too many Lady Mustang runs, while Big Springâ€™s offense was helpless through seven innings.