Archive - 2013
Big Spring High School's academic team fell short of earning a second straight District 4-3A title, placing second to Abilene Wylie High School in Tuesday's University Interscholastic League meet at BSHS.
Wylie scored 541 points to handily win the meet, while Big Spring was second with 350.5 points. Snyder High School finished third with 220 points, followed by Monahans, Greenwood and Sweetwater.
â€śI was proud of our students,â€ť said Jennifer Adams of BSHS, the district's meet coordinator. â€śI was hoping we'd repeat as district champs, but Wylie is always going to be tough.â€ť
The Cline Shale formation.
It's certainly on the tip of every tongue in the West Texas area, as local officials and residents continue to play up or down the expected effects of what the U.S. Geological Survey is saying could be largest oil-related discovery in the Permian Basin in the last 50 years.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALEX SANCHEZ, 26, of 809 S. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for hindering officers discharging official duties.
â€˘ MICHAEL DEWAYNE NORRIS, 39, of 3500 W. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 14, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
â€˘ DEBRA ANDERSON, 53, of Abilene, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JANIE GALAVIZ, 41, of 3620 Calvin, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
James Houston Barclay Sr., 89, of Reno, Nev., died Thursday, March 21, 2013, in a Reno, Nev., nursing home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas, with Derrick Looney officiating.
Jim was born Sept. 12, 1923, in San Augustine, Texas, to Willie and Julia (Grunning) Barclay. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. Jim was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was aboard the USS Utah and made it to shore before the ship sank.
Mary Rios, 43, of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Tempers flared Tuesday night as Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan and Howard County Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long went toe-to-toe during the city council meeting over an alleged ultimatum delivered by the city regarding future use of a new municipal landfill.
The city and county have been locked in negotiations regarding how the county should help pay for the purchase of property and operation of a new landfill planned for the municipality in the next few years.
After a year of silence, the grounds at Bauer Elementary will soon echo again with the sound of children.
The Bauer campus, which has stood vacant since last May, is expected to be back in the business of educating young people, this time as the location for the local Head Start program.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees approved donating the campus to Greater Opportunities of the Permian Basin, which oversees Head Start operations in Big Spring, during their monthly board meeting.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TERRY MARQUEZ, 28, of 1412 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ GARY LYNN HILDEBRAND, 40, of Robert Lee, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ BILLIE RAY BROWN, 54, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ MICHAEL RENE ROBLES, 40, of 2509 Fairchild, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
Adelynn Mae Isham died shortly after birth on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in an Odessa, Texas, hospital.
Erin Christopher Gregg, 33, of Kerrville passed away March 24, 2013, in Kerrville, Texas. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, to James Richard Gregg and Barbara Smith Fields on July 20, 1979. Erin had four wonderful children, Kaylee Gregg of Kerrville, Blake Anderson of Saint Jo, Paxton Gregg of Stephenville and Hannah Gregg of Saint Jo.