Archive - 2013
Homecoming celebrations at Big Spring High School will kick into high gear tonight and continue into the weekend.
School officials will literally light a match to homecoming festivities tonight when they ignite a bonfire located at the field west of the Little League baseball park on the Howard College campus. The bonfire will be lit between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
The Rev. J. Allan Guthrie, 84, of Coahoma, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Salem Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Miles of Fort Davis officiating.
Ronald Scott Phinney, 57, of Coahoma died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept.13, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel.
Joseph William 'Butch' Lesueur, 71, of Forsan died Sunday, Septe. 8, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Forsan Baptist Church with the Rev. Darren Weaver, pastor, officiating.
He was born Dec. 13, 1941, in Pittsburg, Kans., and married Darla Morrell March 29, 2007, in Irving, Texas.
Edna "Tincy" Perry, 91, of Big Spring, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Unfortunately, garbage is expensive â€” and it's about to become even more so for Big Spring residents.
During their regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Big Spring City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that would increase sanitation collection fees by $3 a month for residential customers and $5 a month for businesses.
Residential customers will now pay $15.50 a month for trash collection, while commercial customers will pay $18.50 under the new fee schedule, which was approved by a 6-1 vote by the council (District 1's Marcus Fernandez voted against the measure).
Here is a schedule of events for Homecoming Week at Big Spring High School:
8:15 p.m. â€” Bonfire at the field west of the American Little League Park on the Howard College campus.
3 p.m. â€” Pep rally at high school gym.
4:30 p.m. â€” Homecoming parade begins at 11th and Donley; parade will proceed west on 11th to Goliad, then north to Eighth, east to Owens and south to the high school.
7:15 p.m. â€” Coming Home Queen named, Memorial Stadium.
7:30 p.m. â€” Homecoming game vs. San Angelo Lake View; homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime.
Ronald Phinney, 57, of Coahoma died Tuesday at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
As they have for the past seven years, area residents will gather to remember Howard County servicemen who have fallen during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The â€śMemorial at the Plaza,â€ť set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Town Plaza (formerly Big Spring Mall), will honor not only local servicemen, but all those lost in the terror attacks of 12 years ago, organizers said.
After almost a year of study and discussion, Howard County officials are going to implement a usage fee on county roads.
Effective Oct. 1, any commercial or agriculture entity which creates an access point utilizing county roads will be required to to purchase a $4,500 usage permit from the county. There will be no charge for pre-existing access points, officials said.