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August 10th, 2011

Lady Steers start season with win

August 10, 2011

The Lady Steers got their season off to a good start last night, defeating Abilene High School in four matches. Scores of 25-14, 25-22, 21-25 and 25-22 allowed the team to avenge last season’s loss at the hands of the Lady Eagles.

The Steers got off to a fast start in the match, taking it first-round win easily 25-14, but Abilene seemed to get stronger as the game progressed and made things a bit more competitive. as the Lady Steers’ opening night went along.

Animal cruelty arrest made

August 10, 2011

A Big Spring man was arrested Tuesday and charged with cruelty to livestock animals in connection with the July 13 seizure of several horses suffering from malnourishment.

Joel Venegas Estrella, 51, was booked into the Howard County jail on a charge of cruelty to livestock animals just before midnight, following an investigation by the Howard County Sheriff's Office, according to Sheriff Stan Parker.

"He was taken into custody without incident,” Parker said.

Redistricting on table

August 10, 2011

Big Spring school trustees are expected to put their formal stamp of approval on the district's single-member redistricting plan when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Redrawing the seven single-member trustee districts to adequately reflect population and demographic changes in the last 10 years has been a months-long process, involving lawyers, demographers and an advisory committee comprised of both school officials and local citizens.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JIMMY FRANCIS GARRARD, 37, of 303 S.E. Ninth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for assault – family violence.
• DENA GAYE COKER, 54, of 1403 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ISAAC DANIEL CHAVARRIA, 25, of 1504 Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Charletta Parchman

August 10, 2011

A memorial service for Charletta Parchman, formerly of Big Spring, will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Birdwell Lane Church of Christ.

Elsie Nobles

August 10, 2011

Elsie Nobles, 90, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

August 9th

City eyes tax rate cut

August 9, 2011

City Manager Gary Fuqua presented the Big Spring City Council with the proposed 2011-2012 budget during a work session Monday, and much like life in sweltering West Texas has been, it was a good news and bad news fiscal situation.

The proposed budget is based on a 94.95-cent per $100 valuation tax rate, a drop of 5 cents compared to last year's 99.95 cent rate.

School lunch prices increasing

August 9, 2011

Students and parents may like some of the changes Big Spring Independent School District Food Services has in store for the coming year.

But one major change won't make anyone happy.

When students return to classes Aug. 22, they'll notice some changes to the fare they're offered in the cafeterias. Meals will now feature more vegetables, fresh fruits and other additions designed to make the meals both nutritious and appealing.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 9, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
•ANTONIO PARADEZ FLORES, 49, of 1602 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
•ROMERO VILLARREAL, JR., 26, of 1412 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
•MARIO ROBERT OVALLE, 37, of 305 E. 19th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
•THEFT was reported in the 900 block of Runnels Street.

Lady Steers open regular season

August 9, 2011

Fresh off of a weekend filled with scrimmage action, the Lady Steers will be on the road tonight as they head east to take on the Eagles of Abilene High School. The game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start in Abilene, preceded by JV and freshman games.

The Lady Steers take the court this year with an experienced team, having lost only three players to graduation this last summer. Head Coach Lynn Osborne said she was ready to get the girls on the court and see what they could do.

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