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August 26th, 2011

Alon sues appraisal district again

August 26, 2011

Attorneys for Alon USA — owner of the Big Spring Refinery — have filed a lawsuit in 118th District Court against the Howard County Appraisal District contesting the most recent valuation of the facility, which was placed at approximately $215 million.

Chief Appraiser for the district Brett McKibben confirmed Thursday he has been told the suit has been filed, but said neither he nor the appraisal district have been served with legal papers concerning the matter.

McIntosh named to BSISD school board

August 26, 2011

You can toss out the “Vacancy” sign in front of the Big Spring Independent School District board room.

BSISD trustees voted unanimously during their Thursday meeting to name the Rev. Kenneth McIntosh the school district's representative from District 3.

McIntosh, a native of Tulsa, Okla., has been pastor of Big Spring's First Christian Church for the past five years. He replaces Alan Partee, who declined to seek re-election, on the school board.

The position had been vacant since the May general election.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ASHLEY ELAINE ELLISON, 24, of 3700 Connally, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• STEPHEN KYLE GAY, 27, of 3700 Connally, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear (two counts) and expired registration.
• RAMON MAGALLANES, 18, of 1511 Vines, was arrested Thursday on warrants for driving without a safety belt and failure to appear.

Mary Kay Halfmann

August 26, 2011

Mary Kay Halfmann was born in San Angelo, Texas, on Mary 24, 1959. Mary Kay passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. A rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Charley D. Hunt

August 26, 2011

ASHTABULA, Ohio — Charley D Hunt, 54, of Lake Avenue died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at his home. He was born July 16, 1957, in Garden City, Texas, the son of LeRoy and Daisy (Hare) Hunt and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past 15 years. No calling hours or services will be held at this time. He will be laid to rest with his mother in Texas at a later date.

Coahoma falls

August 26, 2011

Even a storm strong enough to delay the start of the game for an hour and a half was not enough to keep things cool in Midland Thursday night, as tempers flew late in the game between Coahoma and Greenwood.
A bad call by the refs, a personal foul and, for a moment, it looked like both sidelines were going to meeting the middle of the field. However, cooler heads prevailed and the last two minutes of the game were played out, leaving Coahoma on the short side of the 50-35 tempest.

August 25th

Steers hope to stop running Panthers

August 25, 2011

Two-a-days are over, scrimmage games are over and football, real football has returned to Big Spring.
The Steers will be hosting the Fort Stockton Panthers this Friday night as the 2011 campaign gets under way. Coming off of last year's disappointing 5-5 season, the Big Spring bunch hopes to get this year off to a good start. Last season, the Steers handled the panthers without too much trouble in a 20-0 road win.

A mother's nightmare: Hartford's son missing for eight years

August 25, 2011

It's been eight years since former Big Spring resident Deanna Hartford saw her son, Arlin Bynum, but that hasn't stopped her and other family members from continuing to seek closure in his missing person case.

“We want to know what happened to our son and why,” Hartford said. “We are over the hate, anger and the bitterness we have felt for more than seven years. I know, in my heart, Arlin would not want me to feel that way. He was so full of life and everyone was his friend. He loved people.

Snyder family gets help with fundraising

August 25, 2011

The smallest gesture can make the biggest difference.

Madonna Chavez Horvatich, former Big Spring resident, has stepped up and is doing what she can in order to help raise funds for Cpl. Darrell Campbell — a Snyder police officer who was shot in the line of duty July 12 — to help ease costs incurred in his recovery.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 25, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JULIAN JAY TORRES, 18, of 500.5 N.W. Seventh St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KY LEE HOFACKET, 22, of 1009 Todd Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MORRIS LYNDON FRALEY, 74, of 1506 Stadium, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury – family violence.

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