Archive - 2013
Three Lady Steers â€” senior Logan Yarbar (First Team), junior Dyrshae Vanderbilt and sophomore Julianna Rodriguez (Second Team) â€” were selected to represent Big Spring by being named to the All-District squad for their work on the basketball court this season.
The Lady Steers had an overall record of 16-16 and finished at .500 in a competitive division, but fell just short of a postseason appearance after losing to Sweetwater in a game to determine the third and final playoff seed.
MONAHANS â€” Forsan Head Coach Gary Huckabee watched as his team's season came to a close Friday at the Jerry Larned Sports Complex, falling to El Paso Harmony 78-56.
The Buffaloes started the area playoff game strong, topping the Tigers 18-14 in the first period, but a sixteen point deficit in the second quarter was too much for Forsan to overcome.
Kade Fannin put up 15 points and had 16 rebounds, while Aric Hernandez and Tyler Evans each added 11 for the Buffs, who were outscored 44-21 in the middle quarters.
If you have a passion to help children in need, CASA of West Texas has a job for you. The pay isn't great â€” in fact, there is no pay â€” but the rewards, officials say, are tremendous.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will begin accepting applications for volunteer child advocates Monday at its Big Spring office located at 310 Scurry, said Patty Pisklak, executive director.
FORSAN â€” â€śIfâ€ť is about to become â€śwhen.â€ť
After months of study, Forsan Independent School District trustees are expected to officially call for a bond election to construct a new elementary school and other renovations when they hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
Final price estimates for the bond have not been settled, although options trustees are considering carry price tags ranging from $20 million to $25 million, Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
Items which will definitely be included in the bond package include:
A resolution to ensure the â€śidentification, security and confidentialityâ€ť of electronic bids or proposals is among the agenda items for Big Spring City Council in an emergency meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
The resolution basically permits the city to accept bids of proposals in electronic form. It also sets out rules to protect the integrity of those bids.
The measure is designed to allow the city to keep pace with ever-changing world of technology, in which more and more â€śbusinessâ€ť is conducted electronically instead of by paper.
Fernando Apolinar "Poli" Rodriguez, 21, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born Feb. 23, 1991, in Stanton, Texas.
A lifelong resident of Big Spring, Poli attended Big Spring schools. He loved music and Chicano Rap Flo, drawing but especially loved playing with his children.
Robert D. Bradshaw, 79, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in a Midland nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, Big Spring, Texas.
Marsha Mann, 68, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Big Spring is in the news big time these days.
The March edition of Texas Monthly, which hit sales racks this week, has a feature on the Hotel Settles. Titled 'Up With the Old Hotel: How a Fabulously Wealthy Son of Big Spring Came Home to Save the Settles,' the article covers both Brint Ryan's financial expertise and his successful renovation of the West Texas landmark. The story is written by Bryan Mealer.
The best young singers in Big Spring will be in concert Tuesday when the All-City Choir performs at Big Spring High School.
The choir, composed of select Big Spring Independent School District fourth and fifth graders from Goliad, Marcy, Moss and Washington elementary schools, will take the stage at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m.
Judith Ayer, assistant choral director at Big Spring High School and organizer of Tuesday's event, said children were selected for the choir based on more than just their singing ability.