March 14th, 2012
FORSAN â€” It was all too much for the Post Antelopes.
The combination of several hot Forsan bats and a no-hitter pitched by Foster Burnett turned out to be too much for Post to overcome as the Buffaloes took an 11-1 run-rule victory in District 3-2A action Tuesday afternoon.
The Buffs made life difficult for Post from the very start, grabbing the lead in the first inning.
Patrick Robles was the first Buffalo to reach base after smacking a double in his first at-bat. Burchett drew a walk, and was driven in by Blaise Coffman in the bottom of the first.
Howard College vs. Wharton Co. Community College, TBA, Houston.
Big Spring at Lubbock Estacado, 12:30 p.m.
Howard College vs. Eastern Arizona (DH), 1 p.m., Thatcher, Ariz.
Seminole at Big Spring (DH), 4:30 p.m., Steer Park.
Forsan at Denver City, noon.
There is still time to get a booth for the 30th annual health fair. The theme this year â€” Pearls of Wisdom of Good Health â€” is aimed at celebrating the past 30 years. Once again, the fair will take place at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum from 8 a.m. until noon April 14.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘VERONICA HALARIO MARTINEZ, 29, of 1002 N. Main 46, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for fail to appear (two counts), expired registration and failed to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ JOHN WILLIAM SALAZAR, 36, of 4215 Calvin St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for assault by threat, fail to appear, harassment (two counts) and warrant from other agency (three counts).
MB Maxwell Jr., 87, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at an Abilene nursing center. He was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Brownwood, Texas, the son of Florence Gertrude (Massey) and Michael Berry Maxwell Sr.
He attended elementary school in Big Spring before finishing high school in Llano in 1943. Upon graduation, his family moved to Clyde where he met Joyce Jennings. They married in August of 1945. He served in the Army Air Corps and legally changed his name to MB (initials only) during that time.
Amy Jennifer Phillips, 31, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial mass will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating.
Robert Earl Morehead entered into heaven on March 8, 2012. He was born July 17, 1937, in Big Spring, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert â€śPopsâ€ť Morehead; mother, Thelma â€śMomâ€ť Morehead; and his brother, Jimmy Morehead.
He is survived by his wife, Sissy, and their three daughters, Kristen Townsell and her husband Paul, Cynthia Mally and husband Ken, and Brandi Morehead; grandchildren, Austin and Matthew; sister, Doris McCullough; brothers, Michael Parrish and Gilbert Reyna; and a host of nieces and nephews as well as the loyal patrons of The Depot Saloon.
It appears the city of Big Spring will have to start off its summer watering season a bit on the dry side, as City Manager Gary Fuqua told the council Tuesday night municipal water customers will be asked to cut their water usage even more than this time last year.
Fuqua said the city has received a letter from the Colorado City Municipal Water District laying out its alloted water deliveries for the summer months.
Discussion Tuesday night by the Big Spring City Council on whether or not to ban the use of plastic grocery-type bags in the city limits ended with the panel agreeing the matter warrants more research and â€” most of all â€” a wary eye.
The council's decision to approach the matter comes on the heels of similar bans proposed and instituted in Fort Stockton, South Padre Island, Austin and Pecos, a trend started last year when Brownsville became the first city in Texas to ban the use of plastic bags in nearly all consumer settings.
As filing in this year's political party primaries came to a close last week â€” for the second time this election season, thanks to the blanket of distractions caused by the ongoing redistricting debacle â€” Howard County officials say they are moving forward with May 29 as the date for the upcoming elections.
Saundra Bloom, elections administrator for the county, said the secondary filing period ended Friday with no additional filings made locally.