November 9th, 2010
Howard County commissioners agreed to form a committee to look into the way the county deals with employee sick leave during its Monday morning meeting, following an executive session to discuss the matter.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the county has seen an upswing in the amount of sick leave being used by county employees this year.
Leonard James â€śL.J.â€ť Brown, 80, of Big Spring died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Trinity Memorial Park with Trip Gibbs officiating.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TRISTAN MARCEL WARD, 19, of 109 N.E. 10th St., was arrested Saurday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to appear.
â€˘ VICTORIA MARIA LOZANO, 25, of 605 Holbert, was arrested Saturday on warrants for expired license plate and failure to appear.
â€˘ SONNY OLIVIO, 37, of 811 S. Aylesford, was arrested Saturday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
If Tuesday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council seems like a circus, it won't be a coincidence, as council members are expected to consider an amendment to its newly revamped animal control ordinance that will allow circuses to perform in Big Spring.
According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, the previous animal control ordinance included a section addressing traveling carnivals and circuses, exempting them from many of the standard codes, including the dangerous animal provision.
Come all ye faithful!
That's the cry going out from officials at First United Methodist Church to area vocalists and singers, as the local church gets ready to present its 32nd annual Living Christmas Tree next month.
Cotton bailing goes on well into the dusk on this stretch of property owned by Lloyd Underwood north of Big Spring on the Gail Highway. Underwood said he's expecting this year's crop to eclipse last year's numbers.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
Big Spring senior defensive tackle Pernell Parker, usually a man of few words, didn't have much analysis on the Steers' 41-0 loss to Snyder Friday at Memorial Stadium.
The better team won and for 48 minutes, Snyder proved it.
â€śThey gave it 100 percent every play and never quit,â€ť an emotional Parker said. â€śWe couldn't step up to the plate.â€ť
In a matter of minutes, it became apparent that the odds Big Spring had to overcome to get into the playoffs against Snyder were just too much to ask for.
COAHOMA â€“ Taking advantage every opportunity to score is key against Idalou and Coahoma couldn't exactly do that Friday.
But in a 14-6 loss, the Bulldogs got close to Idalou in a way other District 2-2A Division II teams haven't this season.
â€śWhen we went into this game, our kids thought they could beat them and they went our there and played that way,â€ť head coach Trey Gardner said. â€śIdalou's a great team defensively, they are tremendous, but we're one or two plays away here and there. Reverse a few plays, we might of beat them.â€ť
FORSAN â€• Forsan finally got the win it was searching for after a few down weeks.
The Buffaloes finally got back to scoring a lot of point through the likes of Brendan Roman, Kolten Self and Ty Johnson after a 47-36 win over Hawley to end the season Friday.
The Buffs had taken losses to Idalou, Coahoma and Stanton before Friday's game.