Archive - 2013
Early voting in the May 11 municipal and school elections began today at the Howard County Courthouse.
Qualified voters can cast their ballot during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through May 7.
Extended voting â€” from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. â€” will be held Tuesday and again May 2.
A foot pursuit of a theft suspect led to a grisly discovery by Big Spring police early Sunday afternoon, as they found the decomposed remains of an unidentified male.
Police were called to the Walmart Supercenter just after noon Sunday in reference to a theft.
â€śUpon arrival, officers became involved in a foot chase with the female suspect,â€ť said Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department.
SAN ANGELO â€” Head Softball Coach Shanna Taylor has never lost a bi-district playoff round in her tenure as manager at Forsan and Clyde-Eula was unable to change that Saturday, as the Lady Buffaloes routed the Lady Pirates, 13-2.
Eula did give Forsan a little scare in the early going.
A walk, a stolen base and a RBI single gave the Lady Pirates a 1-0 lead they would hold until the top of the third.
LUBBOCK â€” Big Spring runner Gustavo Lugo will have another chance to win gold at the state meet as he finished in second place in the 3,200 with a time of 10:03.98 at the 3A region I meet at Texas Tech's Fuller Track over the weekend. Lugo also placed fourth in the 1,600. As a team, BSHS placed second in the 1,600. Chris Nunez missed reaching the state finals in discus by less than two feet.
On the girl's side, the Lady Steers placed fifth in the 800 relay.
Big Spring Head Baseball Coach Bert Otto described the Steers' 5-3 win over Wylie on Friday as â€śicing on the cakeâ€ť for the five seniors who were honored at Steer Park as they played the final home game of their careers.
Not their final game, however.
The victory guaranteed Big Spring the third District 4-3A playoff seed.
FORSAN â€” Thursday's game against Winters was basically a tune-up game for Forsan, who had already locked up the No. 2 seed in District 6-1A, defeated the Blizzards 8-2.
Blaise Coffman issued zero walks, didn't give up a run and struck out five in five innings on the mound. Clayton Galloway and Trevor Burchett each saw one inning of work as well.
A Big Spring woman was pronounced dead at the Howard County Detention Center early Wednesday morning after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication, according to law enforcement officials.
Stephanie Elaine Baker, 32, of 1606 Settles, was arrested at approximately 9:11 p.m. Tuesday at a location in the 2300 block of Wasson Road by Big Spring Police Department officers, arrest reports stated.
According to Sheriff Stan Parker, the local woman was then transported to the county lockup.
Preparations for this year's Funtastic Fourth downtown celebration are starting to pick up steam.
The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Downtown Revitalization Association in conjunction with Alon USA/Alon Brands, will be held June 28-29 on Scurry and Main streets between Third and Second, organizers said.
There will be food, vendor booths, games and children's rides aplenty, but most of all, there will be music â€” lots and lots of music.
Allen Johnson and Christy Brorman, two of the event's organizers, said several music acts are lined up for the two-day festival.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BRENDA GONZALES, 38, of 1210 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for speeding, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to appear (two counts).
â€˘ CHRISTINA MARIE ROJAS, 26, of 1503 W. Cherokee, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JUSTIN KYLE DAHMER, 24, of 2313 Gunter, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and bail jumping â€“ failure to appear (fine only).
Stephanie Baker, 32, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.