Archive - 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.
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:
â€˘ 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. 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.
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 â€” produced by Tyler Technologies, the same company the county has used since 1992 â€” 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.
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.
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. Donnaâ€™s grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished each minute spent with them. She loved to travel as often as possible.
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.
ELBOW â€” 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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ FREDDIE WILLIAMS, 39, of 2539 Gunter, was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ LACEY LEE, 18, of 1800 S. Monticello, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ADAM MONTEZ VIERA, 28, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 67, was arrested Thursday on a charge of shoplifting â€“ more then $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ SHANE DOUGLAS SNOEN, 18, of 1804 State St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft â€“ more than $500 and less than $1,500.
Hutchinson, Kan. â€” Another thrilling season of Howard College men's basketball is in the books.
The Hawks â€” who received an at-large bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship tournament â€” was eliminated Thursday by a scrappy Vincennes squad, 70-65.
It looked like business as usual for Howard in the opening minutes of play.