September 21st, 2011
For most educators, AP stands for Advanced Placement, college prep courses offered through many Texas high schools.
To Mike Ritchey, however, the letters stand for “Absolutely Perfect.”
Ritchey, the principal at Big Spring High School, was using those words to describe the test results of seven BSHS students in the latest round of national AP exams conducted earlier this year.
It may be tedious work, but someone has to do it. And someone is.
Terry Kessler — owner of Hester's Mechanical Contractors Inc. — undertook the task of repairing Lady Liberty about a month ago as a way to bring his company together.
“The main goal was to get these guys working together,” Kessler said. “As you can tell, by the way they are working on her … it worked.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MICHAEL OSCAR YANEZ, 38, of 1105 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ MARTHA FINA LOPEZ, 39, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury â€“ family violence.
â€˘ ALBERTO RIVAS, 52, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ GEORGIO ALEXANDER TAYLOR, 21, address unknown, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
Lena Ellen Click Heard, 92, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chris Heard of Moorpark, Calif., and Robert Thompson of Big Spring officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Benito â€śBennyâ€ť Rodriguez, 44, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Reynaldo Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Mrs. Eugenia Smithwick Ochoa (Kena) died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center after a long illness. Prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Martin Ortega officiating. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Wendol Lunsford officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Joe A. Lopez, 75, of Midland died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department is investigating a shooting that wounded at least one person in the 700 block of Lancaster Monday afternoon.
Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Lancaster shortly after 2 p.m. Monday on a report of shots fired with at least one person hit, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office is investigating the death of a patient who apparently walked away from Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home Saturday.
According to Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness, the patient — whose name has not been released to the media — was discovered lying in the roadway near the 500 block of the Lamesa Highway.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JEFFERY WILLIAMS, 55, transient, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ADRIANA MARIE ENRIQUEZ, 22, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 216, was arrested Monday on a warrant for no safety belt.
â€˘ STACEY LYNN PENDLETON, 36, of 1800 S. Lancaster, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 2600 block of S. Gregg Street.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:
In the 4300 block of Connally.