February 18th, 2011
Steven Paul Martinez, 59, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Big Spring girlsâ€™ track coach Nick Roberson canâ€™t hide the excitement when he talks about the team he has this year.
Thereâ€™s talent across the board and a good mix of youth and experience.
â€śOur expectations for our team this year are at the highest level,â€ť Roberson said. â€śI have one expectation for this team and thatâ€™s to be very successful. For years, Iâ€™ve been building. I havenâ€™t had any senior leadership or any leaders to speak up. Now my young ones have grown up, and Iâ€™ve got some young ones behind them.â€ť
Western Texas had nothing to play for in Thursdayâ€™s matchup against Howard College in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Sometimes those are the most dangerous teams.
The Hawksâ€™ comeback was a little too late as they fell to the Lady Westerners 55-53 in WJCAC action.
More importantly, the loss ties Howard with New Mexico Junior College for the fourth and final spot for the Region V Tournament. Both teams are at 5-5.
In an effort to make up for an anticipated budget shortfall, Big Spring public school officials are offering personnel a de facto early resignation bonus.
Any Big Spring Independent School District employee who announces his or her resignation prior to March 1 will receive a one-time payment of $1,000, BSISD Chief Financial Officer Sandra Waggoner said.
Mike Eggleston had lots of stories from his days as a Texas peace officer, but it took a nudge from his wife to put those stories on paper.
Eggleston, whose career in law enforcement included a stint with the Big Spring Police Department, was at the Heritage Museum Wednesday to sign copies of “Distorted Pillars,” a fictionalized account of some of the events in his career.
Written under his pen name, Mike McKee, the book follows the career of Mike Evans, who strikes out at anything he considers unethical, unfair or unpatriotic.
Mark your calendars, numerous events are coming up in the next two months. Upcoming events were the main focus of the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce board's meeting Wednesday.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RICKY BOB YANEZ, 25, of 1302 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â€˘ ZACKARY BENNETT WATKINS, 25, of 908 Mountain Park, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for expired license plate and failure to appear.
â€˘ JACOB DANIEL PETROWSKI, 21, of 2803 Apache, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
Cory Lee Puga, 19, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.
Sandra De La Garza Ramirez, 44, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
ACKERLY — School trustees here will decide whether to call for a May 14 bond election when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the district board room.
Trustees will explore two possible bond options during the meeting. The first would ask voters for $1 million to upgrade the campus' heating and cooling systems, while the second option would be for $2 million, which would pay for the HVAC upgrades, three new buses and a new track surface.
Superintendent Wayne Blount said trustees would discuss both options Thursday.