January 24th, 2011
In the week since the Texas House of Representatives announced its proposed state budget for the coming biennium, officials have been busy analyzing the numbers to determine exactly what they would mean to Howard College.
The short answer? Little in the area of good news.
The Big Spring Area Foundation is looking for financial backing from the community for a new endowment that could help soften the financial burden illness has on many residents.
The endowment, which was started with an initial donation of $10,000, is part of a network of funds the The Big Spring Area Community Foundation oversees, according to local attorney Drew Mouton.
A number of routine matters top the agenda for Howard County commissioners Monday morning, as the court looks to lend its support to House Joint Resolution 56, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and underâfunded mandates from the state of Texas.
County Judge Mark Barr said the county's resolution, if approved, will help show support for the House resolution, which touches on a sore issue among most county government officials.
It has been a long road from dream to reality for the Howard County Health Clinic.
The clinic, which has suffered more stops and starts than metropolitan rush hour traffic, will soon become reality, thanks to an outpouring of private and public support.
The latest push the clinic received came when it received $150,000 from the Big Spring Economic Development Corp. to help with renovation of the clinic's future home at 1300 Gregg. Clinic officials and BSEDC representatives put their signatures on the formal agreement Friday morning.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â¢ PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, 1601 Stadium, was arrested on a warrant for public intoxication and failure to appear.
â¢ CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, 1700 S. Runnels, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ JIMMY DEWAYNE TINNEY, 42, San Angelo, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
Lucille King, 85, of Coahoma, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Funeral services for Quin G. Martin, Jr., 78, of Alba and formerly of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11 a.m, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Hiettâs LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point, with graveside honors to follow at 2:15 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Mary Alice Anderson, 85, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her residence. Private family services will be held at a later date.
It is with grateful hearts that we celebrate the life and death of Charlene Birdwell. Mom began this life's journey on Sept. 7, 1930, the only child of Maudie and Charlie Smith, in Sweetwater; and completed it in Big Spring on Jan. 20, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Big Spring, with the Right Rev. Scott Mayer, bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas, the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the Rev. Bill Wright, retired priest and close friend, officiating.