August 19th, 2011
Summertime is almost over, but that doesn't mean fun at the pool has to stop entirely.
The Big Spring Family Aquatic Center will be changing hours of operation, but won't be closing just yet. After this weekend, the aquatic center will be closed during the week and open only on weekends. New hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September, according to Terri Telchick, assistant city manager secretary.
â€śWe are looking forward to keeping this successful summer going,â€ť Telchick said. â€śWe want to have summer last as long as possible.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GILBERT RECIO JR., 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DAVID REY GONZALES, 40, of 404 NE 10th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ GLORIA ORALIA GUTIERREZ, 21, of 2505 March St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for disorderly conduct by fighting.
â€˘ SAMMY FERRELL, 49, of 509 N. Johnson St., was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct language.
Phyllis Graumann, 79, a long-term resident of Big Spring, passed away in the Lord, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Plano. She was born April 18, 1932, in Mangum, Okla., to Marie and Ed Montgomery and married August Graumann in Granite, Okla., on Feb. 18, 1950.
Maria Hinojos, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
T.A. "Hamp" Burcham, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring, Texas.
The Coahoma Bulldogs seemed to get off to a slow start in Thursday nightâ€™s scrimmage against Clyde. Understandable, considering the size of the visiting team.
Even Coahoma Head Coach Trey Gardner commented on the size of the opposition.
â€śWhen we walked out, it looked like the field was slanted to one side,â€ť Coach Gardner said.
But the size factor did not stay in play long as the hometown Bulldogs kept playing their own style of football; they hit everybody and they hit them hard.
Peter Kim Barnes, 62, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Mitchell County. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Fenton Criswell, 91, of Big Spring, formerly of Fort Stockton died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton, Texas, with Lt. Stephen Correlra, of the Salvation Army, officiating.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ HECTOR CHRISTOPHER TREVINO, 30, of 1311 S. Scurry St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ANASTASIA LEONICIA LOZANO, 24, of 605 Holbert, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to appear (two counts), safety belt child under 17, no drivers license when unlicensed and warrant from other agency (two counts).
With the start of school less than a week away, local school officials are notifying parents of qualifying families they still have time to register for free or reduced-priced meals for their children.
And the process is easier than one might expect.
Judi Rodriguez, director of food services for Big Spring Independent School District, said all applications for free or reduced-price meals will be submitted online. If parents don't have internet access at their homes, they can use computers set aside for their use at the BSISD food service office at 708 E. 11th Place.