January 18th, 2012
More than five years — and $25 million — after announcing their plans to renovate the historic downtown Settles Hotel, Big Spring natives Brint and Kristopher Ryan may be close enough to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
However, after plenty of missed deadlines already behind them, Kris Ryan, general manager of the Settles Hotel Development Company and overseer of the restoration project, said any projected completion date is a nightmare just waiting to happen when dealing with a project of this magnitude.
No school, but this time it wasn't because of ice and snow.
A 20-inch main water break, which occurred Tuesday night on the north side of the Big Spring High School campus, caused the Big Spring Independent School District and Howard College campus to cancel classes for the day.
â€śWe discovered the issue about 6:30 this morning when a parent called, which caused us to discover the break,â€ť Director of Maintenance and Transportation at BSISD Wayland Pierce said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRISTINA JEAN DIAZ, 28, of 610 N.W. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ MICHAEL THOMAS MERRILL, 33, of New Orleans, La., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication and use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia.
Linda Tubbs, 69, of Big Spring died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Ron Westbrook officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
A Tribute by her children
Mary Ferrell was a gentle, compassionate lady who selflessly and continually gave of herself. She blessed others through her acts of kindness, her kind words and her baking. She spread joy to loved ones and strangers alike by caroling each Christmas season, by spending time in visitation with those in need of encouragement and cheer, and by sending cards to those who God placed on her heart. She gave with quiet enthusiasm and compassion while neither drawing attention to herself nor expecting anything in return.
Beverly Ann Shockley, 71, of Plano, formerly of Big Spring, died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a Carollton nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the funeral home.
She was born on March 10, 1940, in Big Spring, Texas.
Jimmy A. Bailey, 70, of Big Spring, died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a Lamesa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collom, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 15, 1941, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Diana Spivey on June 15, 1963, in Big Spring.
FORSAN â€” A power outage of sorts kept the Forsan Buffaloes and Lady Buffs out of the win column against Lubbock Roosevelt Tuesday night.
Defensively, both teams had their moments against Roosevelt, but it was a different story on the other end of the court, as offensive shortcomings plagued both teams â€” The Lady Buffs dropped a 59-27 decision, while the Buffaloes ended the night on the short end of a 51-38 score.
Forsan's girls fell to 12-11 overall and 2-6 in District 3-2A play, while the boys dropped to 11-10 and 2-4.
The first quarter of Tuesday's District 5-3A basketball game between Sweetwater and Big Spring featured five lead changes and ended with the visitors up by just a point, 11-10.
Midway through the second quarter, it was still a contest as the Mustangs trailed by just three (17-14). But the Steers caught fire at that point, going on a 15-1 run to lead by 17, 32-15, at halftime, and never looked back en route to a 64-35 win at Mustang Gym.
Women’s basketball — Howard College at Clarendon College, 5:30 p.m.
Men’s basketball — New Mexico Military Institute at Howard College, 6:30 p.m.
Girls’ basketball — Big Spring at Snyder, 6 p.m.
Girls’ basketball — Post at Coahoma, 6 p.m.
Girls’ basketball — Forsan at Colorado City, 6 p.m.
Boys’ basketball — Big Spring at Snyder, 7:30 p.m.
Boys’ basketball — Post at Coahoma, 7:30 p.m.