November 12th, 2012
Hermerejildo "Herman" Orosco Sr., 91, of Big Spring died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Tony Sawyer, 56, of Lenorah, Texas, departed from this world to be face to face with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2012. A lifelong cotton farmer and resident of Lenorah, Tony graduated from Grady High School in 1974 and served on the Grady School Board for several years. With a good will, he served his community of friends as a member of the Tarzan Co-op Gin Board, Millholland Board, Martin County Water District Board, Martin County Appraisal Board, National Sporting Clay Association and the Lenorah Volunteer Fire Department.
Allan Jay Hoover, 89, of Big Spring died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Cedar Park. Memorial services with military honors will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Ivins, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
He was born Nov. 30, 1922, in DuBois, Pa., and married Lucy Belle Sparks on Sept. 3, 1943, in Big Spring. She preceded him in death Aug. 25, 2012.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ZYON GONZALEZ, 35, of 811 Debra Lane, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH VALLE, 21, of 1903 S. Johnson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ALLISON REDDING, 40, of 1314 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 4100 block of Dixon.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 900 block of Willia.
Howard County commissioners are set to meet Tuesday â€” a day later than normal due to the holiday â€” to discuss a number of routine items.
Among the items is discussion and possible action regarding a proposed road use agreement aimed at requiring area trucking companies profiting from the boom in the oilfield to help finance the rehabilitation of numerous county roads.
The agreement â€” which commissioners have been working on for several months now â€” would help pay for much-needed repairs to county roadways, according to County Judge Mark Barr.
FORSAN â€” It was a must-win scenario for the Buffaloes. A victory over the Winters Blizzards, and Forsan Head Coach Jason Phillips' squad makes a playoff appearance. A loss and they are done for the season.
Prior to Friday's bout, Phillips toldsaid he wanted to restore the running game and put more points on the board than he his squad has in the previous weeks.
Phillips adjustments worked, as the Buffaloes shutout the Blizzards 24-0, relying mostly on the ground game to advance to bi-district where they will face the 7-3 Quanah Indians.
COAHOMA â€” With the injuries Coahoma has faced to its position players, it seemed a bit like a David vs. Goliath affair as the Bulldogs hosted the perennially robust Alpine Bucks on Friday to close out their season.
This time, Goliath won.
Despite a characteristic strong showing from the 'Dogs, Alpine went home the victors with a 53-25 win, cementing its District 3-2A title.
As for Coahoma, Head Coach Trey Gardner hopes the grit shown by his seniors set a good example for the underclassmen poised to fill their shoes.
MONAHANS â€” It was the Steers' last chance to make their mark in district play against a formidable Monahans squad â€” whose only district loss came to No. 2 ranked Wylie â€” on the road Friday, but a lack of offensive execution in the second half put the Loboes on top, 36-13.
Though it wasn't the way BSHS Head Coach Phillip Ritchey wanted the season to end, he remains optimistic Big Spring's future is bright.
The Big Spring VA Medical Center, joined by Howard College, tipped their collective hats to all area veterans Friday during the annual Community-wide Veterans Day Program at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
The program included patriotic music provided by the Moss Elementary School Choir, Coahoma Choir Kids and Howard College Hawk Jam ensemble, with presentation of the colors done by the Goodfellow Air Force Base Honor Guard.
A Howard County grand jury handed down indictments on more than 30 people during their session Thursday, including several charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child against a Big Spring man who met his victim while serving as youth minister for a local church.