February 22nd, 2012
Projects are moving right along for the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.
Thursday afternoon, Congressman Randy Neugebauer will be visiting the BSEDC, taking a tour of Desert Tanks â€” a recent venture supported by the BSEDC â€” and meeting with a couple of representatives with Transport Handling Specialists.
â€śCongressman Neugebauer wants to see whatâ€™s going on out there (at Desert Tanks),â€ť Executive Director Terry Wegman said. â€śHe is also interested in finding out more about the Big Spring Rail System and will be here for an hour to speak with two representatives from THS.â€ť
Three Big Spring High School Speech and Debate team members are Indianapolis bound this summer.
Shermila Kher and the team of Caleb Gonzales and Seth Trevino qualified for the National Forensic League National Tournament at the Tall Cotton District National Qualifying Tournament held this past weekend on the campuses of Howard College and Big Spring High School.
â€śThis is my third time to qualify for Nationals,â€ť Kher said, â€śand each time, I have qualified in a different event. I really want to do well with this year being my last.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JUSTIN CHARLES MELTON, 23, of 1617 E. 17th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to display driver's license and failure to appear (three counts).
â€˘ HENRY CLAY HERNANDEZ, 31, of 3222 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, failure to appear, speeding and driving when license invalid.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER AARON SALAZAR, 24, of 1602 Sunset, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear.
Gregory William Flynn, 52, passed away Feb. 18, 2012, at N.E. Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Flynn was born Sept. 3, 1959, in Trinidad, West Indies, to William and Monica Flynn. Greg attended Presentation College, San Fernando, Trinidad. He moved to the Untied States in 1981.
Betty Nell Petree Wagley, 68, of Bedias, Texas, formerly of Crosby, Texas, died Feb. 6, 2012. Betty was born July 3, 1943, in Brownwood, Texas, to Riley Glenn and Georgia Mae Petree. She grew up in Stanton, Texas.
Before moving to Bedias, she worked for the Crosby Independent School District as a bus driver for 17 years.
She is survived by three children, Paula Parsley, Enoch Wagley and Anthony Wagley; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Caryl Henderson; a brother-in-law, Larry Henderson; and a brother, David Petree, all of Big Spring. Texas.
EASTLAND â€” The Big Spring Steers' trip through the 2012 basketball playoffs was brief and, at times, painful.
The Burkburnett Bulldogs unleashed an offensive and defensive storm in the first quarter en route to a 65-42 victory over the Steers in their Class 3A bi-district playoff game at Eastland High School Tuesday night.
The first eight minutes of the game was a nightmare clad in orange â€” orange being the predominant color of Burkburnett's jerseys â€” for the Steers. Quite simply, the Bulldogs did little wrong, while Big Spring couldn't establish a rhythm on either side of the court.
Forsan boys at Denver City tournament.
Howard College at Weatherford College (DH), 1 p.m.
Big Spring at Lubbock Cooper tournament (vs. Hereford at 11 a.m.; vs. Canyon at 3:30 p.m.).
Forsan at Albany tournament, TBA.
Big Spring at West Texas Classic, Midland, TBA.
Coahoma at West Texas Classic, Midland, TBA.
Forsan at Lubbock Christian High School tournament.
South Plains at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.
South Plains at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.
While redistricting in the state of Texas has thrown the political party primaries and coming November election into scheduling chaos, one this is certain: If you don't register to vote in time for the primaries, your won't be able to cast your ballot for any of the candidates involved.
While dates and deadlines for the political party primaries leading up to the November election remain up in the air thanks to ongoing litigation, Howard County elections officials said the delays will have no effect on municipal and school board elections slated for May 12.
Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said the deadline to register to vote in the municipal and school board races is April 12.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GILBERT RECIO, 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Monday on charges of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense, open container in a motor vehicle â€“ driver and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ GABRIEL JESSIE HERNANDEZ, 25, of 1102 Lloyd, was arrested Monday on warrants for child passenger without safety seat system and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ DEVIN ALLEN BUCK, 18, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 28, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.