September 27th, 2011
It was one of those things that just couldn’t wait.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees held a five-minute special meeting Monday to grant a utility easement at the sites where four new elementary campuses are being constructed.
The easement with ONCOR, the local electricity provider, will allow the company to move power lines out of the way so that construction of the new schools can proceed on schedule.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT ALLEN CHANDLER, 33, of Oklahoma, was arrested Monday on a charge of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury.
â€˘ MICHAEL ARTHUR BROWN, 41, of 3606 Calvin, was arrested Monday on warrants for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish (four counts) and criminal mischief â€“ impair/interrupt/divert public water.
â€˘ GABRIEL LEE BARRAZA, 25, of 5209 Dawson Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
Dan J. Lewis, a resident of Lubbock since 1970, passed away at home on Sept. 25, 2011, following a lengthy illness. He was 88 years old. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Lubbock City Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.
Jacquie Kirkendoll, 56, of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Roy Roberson officiating.
FORSAN â€” The Forsan Buffaloes opened district play Friday night in front of a packed stadium against the Post Antelopes. Any hopes Ty Johnson might be tired after last week's display were quickly dismissed as he scored four more times in the Buffaloes' decisive 47-14 stampeding of Post.
Foster Burchett found the end zone three times himself, as well as hitting Johnson for one of his scores in the game. Yet, Forsan's head coach said the game was not about individual accomplishment.
Justin Coker rushed for 95 yards and Tanner Ruiz scored with just under two minutes left in the game, as Coahoma defeated Stanton 20-16 in the two teams' district opener Friday night.
After trailing the Buffaloes the entire game, Ruiz's nine yard run with 1: 57 left on the clock pushed the Bulldogs into the win column. Coahoma had received the ball for their final possession â€” and last chance â€” after short punt and started on the 36 yard line of Stanton.
The Big Spring Steers' impressive first half again was not enough to sustain them for the entire 48 minutes, as they fell Saturday night in Midland, 34-9 at the hands of Midland Christian.
For the first time this season, the Steers took the opening kick off after winning the coin flip. The result was a 45-yard drive, followed by a 36-yard Devin Roberson field goal and a Big Spring lead. Repeated passes to Tyler Hall and runs by Garrett Stuteville, Michael Oliva and Michael Vanderbilt blended perfectly for an almost flawless drive.
LUBBOCK â€” The Big Spring Steers cross country team made an impressive showing at the Lubbock Invitational meet this weekend, with three boys and one of the girl runners finishing in the top 10.
Junior Gustavo Lugo finished in fourth place with a time of 17:12.6 to claim the top spot among the Big Spring runners. Mike Williams and Thomas King finished in eighth and ninth place, respectively with times of 17:35.7 and 17:38.5, while Jaycee Williams was the top girls finisher for the Steers, coming in 10th place with a time of 13:38.6.
Claudine Karnes, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Clyde James â€śJimmyâ€ť Bailey Jr., 65, of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. No services are planned.
He was born Sept. 24, 1945, in Lamesa to Opal and Clyde Bailey Sr. He grew up in Lamesa and lived most of his life in Albuquerque, N.M., and Hot Springs, Ark. He was a retired car salesman.
He is survived by one sister, Phyllis Smith of Big Spring; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com