August 18th, 2011
School zone signs will start flashing again Monday as students head back to school.
This year, school zones have an added precaution â€” no cell phone usage. According to Municipal Court Judge Tim Green, the no cell phone usage was passed in the 2009 legislative session after the no-texting-while-driving passed both houses but was vetoed at the governor's desk.
â€śThe no cellphone usage in school zones was able to make it out, which makes it unique, considering the no-texting in all other areas was turned down,â€ť Green said.
The Big Spring Lady Steers fell to the Frenship Lady Tigers Tuesday night in four matches, even after an energetic, exciting start. The scores of 23-25, 25-22, 18-25 and 15-25 in no way measured the effort put into this one by the hometown girls. Despite the wave of emotion present at Steer gym, the Lady Tigers got some momentum behind them and never looked back.
After falling behind 7-11 in the first match, Big Spring rallied and tied the game at 15 apiece, then again at 18, before eventually succumbing to the high-flying aerial attack of Frenship and falling 23-25.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is ready to slip on its boots and bling for the 2012 campaign.
Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Big Spring Country Club the United Way will kick off the campaign with a night of live music, a silent auction, cash bar and heavy hor d'oeuvres.
“It doesn't matter if you put on your tuxedo, a sundress or your boots and jeans. The main thing is to come out and support these agencies,” said Jeanie Coor, former United Way executive director.
When listing all the things parents can do for their children, properly installing a car seat usually doesn't come to mind.
But having the the right kind of car seat in your vehicle and, more importantly, making sure your child is properly restrained may be among the most important things parents ever do, officials say.
Car seat safety will be the topic for this month's Healthy Woman event, scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon Aug. 27 at the Scenic Mountain Medical Center north parking lot.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GARY LEE MILLER, 43, of 1513 S. Main St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PETE GUTIERREZ GONZALES, 59, of 2501 W. Hwy 80, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for theft over or equal to $50 and less than $500 all other.
â€˘ HECTOR CHRISTOPHER TREVINO, 30, of 1311 S. Scurry St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the:
1900 block of S. Gregg Street.
300 block of San Antonio Street.
200 block of W. FM 700
Rodrigo â€śReyâ€ť Reyes, 71, of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joe Torres officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Myers and Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Fenton Criswell, 91, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Dr. William Henry Cox, 79, of Big Spring, former doctor at the VA Medical Center, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
In response to a last-minute request for money, Howard County Commissioners agreed to shell out more than $100,000 to increase the county's contribution to the operation of the Big Spring Senior Center and the local ambulance service.
Although commissioners had “basically” set the county's budget for the coming fiscal year, they agreed to fund an additional $75,000 in senior center operations and $29,333 for ambulance services during their meeting Monday in the county courthouse.