April 12th, 2011
Howard County officials began fiscal planning for the coming year Monday with a budget workshop, as commissioners and department heads continue to look cautiously toward the state legislature.
County Judge Mark Barr and county commissioners met with Eddy Jameson, road and bridge administrator for the county, Monday to discuss the coming year and possible budgetary challenges facing the government agency.
Nobody better to talk farming than a farmer.
Eric Herm, author of “Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth” and a fourth-generation farmer, will be at the Heritage Museum for a book signing and presentation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.
“It's not just a book signing,” Herm said. “It's something that everyone — farmers and non-farmers — should attend. It's for anyone concerned with what we are doing.”
Investigators believe the fire that destroyed a couple's home west of Elbow during the early morning hours today was caused by an electrical short in or near a dryer.
Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said the fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m. at a home located in the 6800 block of W. FM 818.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TIMOTHY TOD BECK, 50, of 707 W. Seventh St., was arrested Monday on two warrants from another agency.
â€˘ DANIEL VERA FLORES, 42, of 907 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ROBERTO RAMOS, 59, of 910 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ STEVEN RAY EVANS, 22, of 1103 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
Hail to the champs.
Big Spring High School claimed its first team district title of the year when the boys' golf team took first place in the Disrict 5-3A golf tournament, which concluded play Monday in Sweetwater.
The Steers fired a team total 323 Monday to conclude the tournament with a score of 935, eight strokes better than Abilene Wylie, which finished second at 943. Sweetwater was third with a 968, while Snyder finished fourth at 975.
The Big Spring Lady Steers continue to be their own worst enemy.
Seven Big Spring errors opened the floodgates for Brownwood and helped the Lady Lions waltz to a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Lady Steers in District 5-3A softball action at the Big Spring ISD Softball Complex Monday.
It wasn't as if Brownwood needed any help, either â€” the district champion Lady Lions suffocated Big Spring with strong pitching from Sydney Laws, who improved to 12-3 for the season, and sterling defense to improve to a perfect 6-0 in district games.
Baseball â€” Howard College at Midland College (non-conference), 2 p.m.
Baseball â€” Slaton at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Baseball â€” Forsan at Denver City, 4:30 p.m.
Softball â€” Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Softball â€” Forsan at Denver City, 5:30 p.m.
Track â€” Big Spring boys and girls at District 5-3A meet, Snyder.
Tennis â€” Coahoma and Forsan at District 3-2A tournament, Denver City.
Golf â€” Big Spring girls at District 5-3A tournament, Snyder.
Lucille Bledsoe, 98, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at her residence. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Gorman Cemetery in Gorman.
A Snyder teen was killed early this morning following a one-vehicle rollover north of Big Spring, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Tyler Lance Sawyer, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, approximately 12 miles north of Big Spring on Highway 350.
According to Operator Matt Cockerell with the regional DPS office in Midland, the accident occurred at approximately 1:46 a.m. when a south-bound 1998 Chevrolet sports utility vehicle driven by Sawyer left the road.
From general information to blood pressure checks, the 2011 Health Fair had something for everyone Saturday.
â€śWe are out here because of the interaction with people,â€ť Sheila Crockett, area manager of Encompass Home Health, said. â€śThere are lots of people who don't know about the help that is out there and this is one way we can get it out to them.â€ť