May 12th, 2011
Washington Elementary School fourth grade teacher Beccie Helsley was honored with the MiraBeau B. Lamar Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award Thursday afternoon.
Helsley has been a teacher for the past 39 years. She has taught 33 years for the Big Spring Independent School District and 29 of those years at Washington Elementary.
The teacher of the year award is awarded each year to one teacher from the district and is decided by a nomination. This is the first year that a teacher at Washington Elementary has received this award.
Area post offices and the West Texas Food Bank are joining together to collect food, in order to help those in need.
Saturday, mail carriers will pick up bags of food placed by mailboxes, as part of the National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive put on by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
â€śThis is our largest food drive of the year,â€ť Earl Graham,food bank resource coordinator, said. â€śOur largest collection of food comes from the post office than any other source.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GARY JOSEPH LIMONES, 30, of Odessa, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ CLINTON AARON MUSE JR., 60, of 700 Ohio, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance, expired driver's license and failure to appear.
â€˘ DONALD GREY MCCOMMONS, 71, of 1404 Lexington, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
A Hawk Send Off will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the womenâ€™s residence hall on the Big Spring campus for the Region V Champion Hawk softball team.
After sweeping the Region V regional tournament, the Hawks softball team has earned a trip to the NJCAA Division I softball national tournament in St. George, Utah.
All Hawk softball fans are invited to come to the send off and show their Hawk spirit.
Tournament play will begin May 19 and carry through May 21. All of the latest updates and information on the Hawks will be available at www.hchawk.com.
Forsan High School, fresh off a bi-district title, will take on a tough Bushland squad at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lubbock Cooper.
The best-of-three area playoff will continue with a second game at noon Friday at the same location, followed by a third game â€” if necessary â€” 30 minutes after Game 2.
â€śThey went to the state tournament last year, so they are a solid team all-around,â€ť Forsan Coach Jason Phillips said this morning. â€śThey hit the ball really well. We are going to have to play one of our best games and I think if we do that, we have a good chance to win.â€ť
LUBBOCK â€” A day after suffering their first loss in the Region V Baseball Tournament, Howard College's Hawks clawed their way back into contention.
In a day- and night-long affair at Dan Law Field here Tuesday, the Hawks first defeated Midland College 14-13 in 13 innings, then rallied in a late evening game to upend Weatherford College 6-1 in 15 innings.
With those victories, Howard has the opportunity at some revenge. At 1 p.m. today the Hawks were to take on New Mexico Junior College â€” the team that beat them 5-1 on Monday.
Kenneth Barton Howell came into this world Jan. 17, 1935, and left May 9, 2011, after 76 years of changing the world. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Jon Hargrove, 62, of Big Spring died Monday, May 9, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Sharon Wiese, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends
The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of an ordinance amending codes related to the municipal aquatic center â€” and setting admission and usage fees â€” Tuesday night on a 6-1 vote, as the facility is expected to open in approximately a month.
The amendments would rename the code from â€śComanche Trail Park Municipal Swimming Poolâ€ť to â€śBig Spring Family Aquatic Center,â€ť as well as establish fees for entrance, pavilion rental and other transactions involving the facility.
Both city council candidates who allegedly took illegal campaign contributions said Tuesday they did so without knowing they were breaking the law.
Marcus Fernandez, a candidate for District 1 in Saturday's city elections, and James Glen Carrigan, who is running for the District 3 seat, said they became aware they had possibly taken illegal contributions when Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan came under fire last week for accepting campaign contributions from two local corporations, Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics.