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March 25th

Police

March 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KERRY JOE HANCE, 21, of Overton, Texas, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JARROD DANIEL DALTON, 34, of Creede, Colo., was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and failure to identify.

Water restrictions may get tighter

March 25, 2013

Officials with the city of Big Spring say water use and conservation during the winter months has gone well; however, with little rain in the forecast this summer, mandatory restrictions will likely be back in effect soon.
The city moved from Stage 3 of its drought contingency plan to Stage 2 in mid-December, which loosened restrictions on outdoor water use and moved the plan from a mandatory enforcement to voluntary community participation.

zoning changes, golf carts to get council's attention

March 25, 2013

Proposed zoning changes and public hearings pertaining to the changes top the agenda for the Tuesday meeting of the Big Spring City Council.
The council is to hold public hearings concerning:
• Consideration of a zone change from Single Family-1 (SF-1) to Light Commercial (LC) for the property located at 1901 W. 16th St., described as Section 1, Block 33, T-1-S, T&P RR Co. Survey.

Dr. Grandin to speak here Thursday

March 25, 2013

Dr. Temple Grandin will be making an appearance in Big Spring as part of the Howard College Foundation Speaker Series, a free event for the public Thursday.

March 23rd

County going high(er) tech

March 23, 2013

Howard County commissioners are slated to meet Monday morning with the possible purchase of a new county-wide software system topping the agenda.

The software — produced by Tyler Technologies, the same company the county has used since 1992 — could cost the county between $500,000 and $600,000, according to County Judge Mark Barr.

Despite the steep price tag, Barr said the government body is in a situation where it will have to act soon.

Bibby's back: Serious injury doesn't deter famed snake handler from roundup

March 23, 2013

If most people had the kind of year Jackie Bibby's gone through, they'd seriously consider changing professions.

Then again, most people wouldn't be a snake handler in the first place.
By any measure, Bibby, a world-record holder in several snake-handling categories, has had a very rough past 12 months, the low point coming last September when a bite from a 6-foot-long rattlesnake ended up costing him most of his right leg.

Donna Jo Hedges

March 23, 2013

A funeral service for Donna Jo Hedges, 54, of Big Spring will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Crestview Baptist Church with Gerald Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.

Donna passed away Thursday March 23, 2013, in Big Spring. She was born Dec. 7, 1958, in San Angelo to Thomas Ray and Nita (Sikes) Mathis. She married Mark Hedges on Oct. 28, 2006, in Big Spring. Donna’s grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished each minute spent with them. She loved to travel as often as possible.

Mystery Cemetery

March 23, 2013

Janie Harrison (Mrs. Rayford) has known for many years about a small cemetery north of Big Spring because her father had told her about it when she was in high school.
He showed her the small fenced area and said, “I want you to know about this so that it won’t be forgotten. We don’t know who is buried here.”
He called it the Phillips Cemetery because the Phillips family had owned the land at one time. The McCauleys owned the land before the Phillips family and Craig Ingram is the present owner, his father having purchased it from the Phillips.

March 22nd

Rattlesnake Roundup starts Saturday

March 22, 2013

Apparently, it's going to take more than a serious snake bite to keep Jackie Bibby away from the Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup.

Bibby, who holds several world records for snake-handling, was loading rattlesnakes for transport to a show in Brownwood earlier this month when he was bitten in the stomach by one of the creatures.

He was rushed to Brownwood Regional Medical Center and received several injections of anti-venom. At one point, he was listed in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit, the Brownwood News reported.

FISD makes case for new construction

March 22, 2013

ELBOW — Forsan Independent School District officials made their case for a $23 million construction bond before a large crowd of district residents at Elbow Elementary Thursday night.

In an almost-packed school gymnasium, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson, school trustees, administrators and consultants made a presentation on plans for the bond money, which include building a new elementary campus to replace Elbow.

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