Archive - 2013
Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss a number of agenda items, including contracts with a number of firms for consulting services.
In new business, the council is expected to consider approval of an amendment to the John Crane Productions Solutions Inc. lease agreement and authorize the city manager or his designee to execute any necessary documents.
The council is also to consider approval of an agreement with company Maximus for cost allocation consulting services, according to city officials, and allow the city manager or his designee to execute the agreement.
FORSAN â€” School officials here believe it's time Elbow Elementary received an honorable retirement.
The school was first constructed in the early 1930s, replaced two decades later and renovated several times since then. Despite all the upgrades, however, structural issues and simple age have conspired to render the building practically obsolete, educators say.
The solution FISD administrators have devised is a $23.8 construction project, subject to voter approval this May, which will replace Elbow with an elementary campus in Forsan, as well as funding renovations at the secondary campus.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALBERT TREVINO CARRILLO, 35, of 1500 Mesa, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ARNULFO RODRIGUEZ CHAVERA JR., 32, of 307 W. Fifth St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, failure to appear (two counts) and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ FRANCES ALCANTAR, 34, of 3704 Boulder Dr., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
Arnulfo â€śShortyâ€ť Hernandez, 63, of Coahoma died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Coahoma Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 15, 1950, in Big Spring to Santiaga and Arnulfo Hernandez. He married Manuela Rodriguez on April 12, 1969, in Big Spring.
Wilson Wayne Henry, 74 went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Glen Rose, Texas, doing what he loved doing, giving from his heart to help out his family while planning an extravagant dinner he would cook for them Saturday night.
The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. Monday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Ina Jackson Stewart, 86, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey and the Rev. Dwayne Wheat officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born April 11, 1926, in Lamesa, Texas, and married H.D. "Hunka" Stewart Jr. on Sept. 7, 1944, in Lamesa, Texas. He preceded her in death June 22, 1981.
LUBBOCK â€” Howard College's whole season came down to a free throw. With the game tied at 59 with 4.32 seconds left on the clock, if New Mexico Junior College's Desmond Lee missed his second shot from the line, the NJCAA Region V championship game at the Rip Griffin Center would have likely gone into overtime. But he made it, putting the Thunderbirds up 60-59.
Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of routine items, including an amendment to the inter-local agreement between the county and the city of Big Spring for overages in the recent construction of joint law enforcement center.
Commissioners are expected to consider an agreement with the city of Big Spring that will call for the municipality to cover half of the $110,000 in overages the project incurred during the construction of the Troy M. Hogue Joint Law Enforcement Center.
LUBBOCK â€” Two down, one to go. The Hawks started off strong in the semifinal round of the NJCAA Region V tournament Friday at the Rip Griffin Center against conference foe Odessa College â€” who Howard dispatched twice already this season â€” but the Wranglers battled back to give the Hawks a scare before a strong second half showing by the seven-foot Goran Huskic, who keyed the Hawks' 71-56 win.
The Ninth Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2013 competition is set for March 22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
â€śHoops, Dreams and Goals is an exhilarating event we use to celebrate Intellectual and developmental disabilities awareness month and to kickoff our spring to coincide with all the March Madness Basketball Tournaments going on across the nation,â€ť said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
â€śItâ€™s just a fun event that brings our entire community together and gives our athletes a chance at some friendly competition.â€ť