November 24th, 2012
Howard County commissioners are to meet Monday morning to deal with a rather routine agenda.
Commissioners are to meet with County Auditor Jackie Olson to discuss invoices, purchase requests and proposed budget amendments. Olson will present the court with consideration of copier leases.
County Treasurer Teresa Thomas is to present personnel considerations, while Road and Bridge Administrator Brian Klinksiek will deliver an update on county road maintenance and pipeline crossings.
Karl Allen Brunson, 57, formerly of Big Spring passed away on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 23, 1955, in Big Spring, Texas, and graduated from Big Spring High School. He lived in Big Spring and spent most of his life working and managing Cactus Paint. He will be remembered most as a scholar, a creative chef, a lover of music, a faithful husband and father and follower of Yawweh.
Willie Williams, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Baptist Temple with Pastor Rick Wilson officiating.
He was born Feb. 10, 1933, in Beckville, Texas to Dovie and Lester Williams. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1952 until 1956, stationed at Webb Air Force Base. Willie worked at Cosden for 35 years, retiring in 1991. He was the crossing Guard at Goliad Middle School for many years.
Boyd Don Batla, 28, of San Antonio, formerly of Garden City, died Friday, November 23, 2012 San Antonio. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Hawk basketball is in full swing and for the ninth straight year, Howard College is teaming up with Wells Fargo to present the 2012-2013 Hawk Buddies Basketball Program.
Directed by HC Head Women's Basketball Coach Earl Diddle and Assistant Coach Addie Lees, the Hawk Buddies program has much to offer any budding hoops star.
The 2012 Lady Steers volleyball team had a successful year.
BSHS wrapped up the season with a 26-14 overall record, went 7-3 in a competitive district and made it to the regional semifinal round of the playoffs before losing a five-set match against Lubbock Cooper.
Several Lady Steers were recognized this week with District 4-3A honors.
Senior Carson Reibe was named Defensive Specialist of the Year.
Erin Pollard claimed the Newcomer of the Year award.
Seniors Clara Benavides and Haley Dimidjian and junior Morgan Seaton all received First Team All-District nods.
Both Big Spring varsity basketball squads won last night at home.
The Lady Steers defeated Andrews 49-31 to improve to 3-2.
Yaneira Tuitt led BSHS with 18 points and five rebounds. Dyrshae Vanderbilt and sophomore Julianna Rodriguez each accounted for eight points as the the Lady Steers got back on the right side of the win column after back-to-back losses against Odessa High and Lamesa.
â€śIt was a good non-district game,â€ť Head Coach Mike Warren said. â€śIt was good to get a win after losing the last two games.â€ť
Containing Tuitt has been a priority for opposing teams.
For some Crossroads residents, a hot, home-cooked Thanksgiving meal is simply out of reach, both financially and physically. However, the Big Spring Area Salvation Army will be reaching out to those folks this week, as the local charity presents its annual holiday meal.
While the effort reaches out to low-income families, the hungry and others, it all begins with hard work from numerous volunteers.
With Black Friday just days away, many Crossroads residents are gearing up for a day of shopping with friends and family. However, law abiding citizens won't be the only ones looking to check off names on their Christmas lists; law enforcement officials say it will likely be a busy day for criminals.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said thieves will be out and about Friday â€” as well as the rest of the holiday season â€” just waiting to fill their stockings with ill-gotten gains.