February 4th, 2011
The Big Spring High School swim team looks to take the next step after a successful showing at the District 4-4A meet Jan. 21 and 22.
The regional meet begins today and ends Saturday at the Andrews High School Natotorium in Andrews and the young Steers are well-represented.
Caleb McMahon, Andrew Johnson, Eli Castillo and Seth Pearson represent the boys today in individual events. Megan Larson will be the lone girl representing Big Spring.
Service and sacrifice were honored during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service Thursday at First Baptist Church.
The service, hosted by the VA Medical Center, honored all area veterans who had died in the preceding 12 months.
The Four Chaplains Memorial is named after four U.S. Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, which was carrying more than 900 U.S. troops, was attacked and sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Greenland in 1943.
Both the Big Spring boys and girlsâ€™ basketball teams have spent a lot of time battling the same opponent this week: the weather.
The snow and frigid temperatures already postponed Tuesdayâ€™s game at Sweetwater for both teams, leaving a whole week to prepare for Brownwood at home Friday.
But that was changed late Thursday after Brownwood coaches let Big Spring know they were not permitted to make the trip because of the harsh weather.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced legislation Thursday to rename the VA Medical Center at Big Spring as the “George H. O’Brien Jr. Medical Center.”
O’Brien was a U.S. Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration in the country, for his actions in the Korean War.
Howard College split games Thursday night in Levelland against South Plains.
The women werenâ€™t able to build off a 65-49 win at Frank Phillips Tuesday, falling to the Lady Texans 58-54. The Howard men, however, beat the Texans 58-50.
The women fall to 18-6, 4-3 in conference play and the men sit second with a 16-6 mark, 6-2 in conference play.
The season is dwindling down for both teams as the fight for postseason spots continues. There are just six games left before the Region V Tournament.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MEGAN KIYOKO KARWEDSKY, 19, of 3607 Hamilton, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for burglary of a vehicle.
â€˘ MONICA ROSE CERVANTES, 20, of 1217 W. Third St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for driving while license invalid, driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, failure to identify â€“ giving false information, failure to appear, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and two warrants from another agency.
Howard Wayne Hornsby, 52, of Big Spring passed away Feb. 2, 2011, at his mothers home in Bedford. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. The family requests in leu of flowers please send donations in his honor to Signal Mountain Mas Emmaus Community, P.O. Box 2997, Big Spring 79721.
A reward has been offered for information leading to the whereabouts and/or safe return of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City, who has been missing since Dec. 27. Call the Colorado City Police Department at (325) 728-5294 with information.
Officials with the Settles Hotel Development Company say they have a tight schedule ahead of them, but still expect to have the renovation of the historic Settles Hotel completed by the end of 2011.
Kris Ryan, SHDC manager, said the project has faced some hurdles recently — including freezing weather — but is making a great deal of progress.
West Texas Centers and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3188 raised $10,680 during Ninth Annual Children-In-Need Chili Cook-off Jan. 29 at the Eagles Lodge.
Close to 40 cooks participated in the cook-off, which awarded prizes to the top 10 entrants.
The chili cook-off has grown in popularity as evidenced by the number of participants and visitors who pay to sample the chili, said Landon Sturdivant, West Texas Centers Chief Operating Officer.