October 28th, 2011
The Forsan boys cross country team finished in first place in the district meet in Lubbock. This is the fourth consecutive district title for the Buffaloes and makes five out of the last six.
The boys had a perfect score, claiming the first five spots individually. Kyle Stevenson finished in first place overall with a time of 17:08, followed closely by second place finisher P.J. Horton with a time of 17:28.
Third place went to Tyler Evans with 17:35, while Matthew Mims took fourth place and Elgen Suazo took fifth place.
The Lady Steers clinched a playoff spot this week, defeating Brownwood in four games. Big Spring grabs the runner-up position for District 5-3A and will face the Vernon Lady Lions, District 6-3A's third place finisher either Oct. 31 or Nov. 1 in the Bi-District round of the playoffs.
The Lady Steers fell behind in the first game, eventually falling by a close 23-25 score. The games did not get any easier, but the girls of Big Spring forced things to go their way, winning three straight games by scores of 26-24, 25-23 and 27-25.
The future of the Forsan Buffaloes is sitting calmly in their own hands. This week, the 5-3 Buffaloes (2-2 in district) will take on Stanton in a clash of area teams looking to distance themselves from the herd and make the playoffs.
Idalou and Coahoma have already clinched a place at the table, though who gets to say grace will not be determined until the two teams finally meet Nov. 4.
It would be easy to look past Stanton for Forsan head coach Jason Phillips â€” and look at next week's match-up with Hawley (2-2) â€” but the Forsan helmsman knows better.
Registered sex offenders currently on probation won't have the chance to go trick-or-treating Monday, as officials with the District Adult Probation get ready to once again hold mandatory meetings during the holiday evening.
Kent Minchew, director of adult probation for the district, said sex offenders from Howard, Martin and Glasscock counties will gather for a probation meeting at the Adult Probation Office — located in the county courthouse annex — during traditional trick-or-treat hours from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Monday.
The Big Spring City Council pledged its intent to continue to tax inventories considered to be in transit during its meeting Tuesday night, reaffirming the similar decision made by the council in 2007.
According to state officials, the Texas legislature recently amended the goods-in-transit tax law to require taxing entities to decide whether or not they want to offer the exemption. Now, a taxing entity must decide whether to allow goods in transit to be taxed or not.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ CURTIS THOMPSON, 51, of 500 S. Goliad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€¢ ISAAC DANIEL PLATT, 22, of 200 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for theft.
â€¢ EUGENE VANDERBILT, 45, of 1502 Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€¢ ISREAL ALVAREZ, 25, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€¢ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
James (Jim) Henry Buhrkuhl, 71, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Family and friends will gather at Myers & Smith Funeral Home on Oct. 29, 2011, at 2 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Amarillo, Texas, to Henry August Buhrkuhl Jr. and Alice Hurst Rosser Buhrkuhl. He moved to Big Spring in 1969 where he started raising cattle with his wife Ann.
Filomeno T. "F.T." Franco Jr., 68, of Big Spring died Monday, October 24, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 24, 1943, in Marfa, Texas, and owned and operated Franco Concrete for 40 years, until becoming ill about 10 years ago.
However brief the cool breezes provided by autumn in the Crossroads area may be, local fire officials are urging residents to choose activities that don't involve open flames, part of an effort to avoid wildfires during the post-summer season.
Howard County commissioners voted unanimously to disapprove the exemption of “goods in transit” from local taxation during Monday's meeting, following a swift — and quiet — public hearing on the matter.
Following a public hearing that drew no comments from area residents, commissioner gave the go-ahead to nix the exemption, a move County Judge Mark Barr said will have very little effect on tax revenue in the Crossroads area.