April 13th, 2011
SNYDER â€” The Big Spring High School girls are in first place and the boys stand in second after the first day of the District 5-3A track meet in Snyder Tuesday.
Paced by Jaycee Williams' first place finish in the 3,200 meter run, the Lady Steers currently lead the district meet with 37 points after four events, one point ahead of second place Abilene Wylie. Brownwood is currently third with 33 points.
Williams won the ,3200 in a time of 12 minutes, 38.62 seconds while Kristen Rush of Wylie was second in a time of 12:43.73. BSHS' Chelsea Torres was sixth in a time of 13:27.51.
DENVER CITY â€” The Forsan Buffaloes broke open a tight game in the fifth inning to claim an 18-5 win over Denver City in District 3-2A baseball action Tuesday.
The Buffs were clinging to a 6-5 lead in the fifth before they exploded for 12 runs, powered in large part by Foster Burchett's grand slam home run, to end the game via the mercy rule.
Burchett went 3-for-3 at the plate with five RBI, while his brother Trevor was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Zane Herrin also had a good day at the plate, going 3-for-4 while driving in two runs.
Howard County officials began fiscal planning for the coming year Monday with a budget workshop, as commissioners and department heads continue to look cautiously toward the state legislature.
County Judge Mark Barr and county commissioners met with Eddy Jameson, road and bridge administrator for the county, Monday to discuss the coming year and possible budgetary challenges facing the government agency.
Nobody better to talk farming than a farmer.
Eric Herm, author of “Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth” and a fourth-generation farmer, will be at the Heritage Museum for a book signing and presentation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.
“It's not just a book signing,” Herm said. “It's something that everyone — farmers and non-farmers — should attend. It's for anyone concerned with what we are doing.”
Investigators believe the fire that destroyed a couple's home west of Elbow during the early morning hours today was caused by an electrical short in or near a dryer.
Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said the fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m. at a home located in the 6800 block of W. FM 818.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TIMOTHY TOD BECK, 50, of 707 W. Seventh St., was arrested Monday on two warrants from another agency.
â€˘ DANIEL VERA FLORES, 42, of 907 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ROBERTO RAMOS, 59, of 910 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ STEVEN RAY EVANS, 22, of 1103 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
Hail to the champs.
Big Spring High School claimed its first team district title of the year when the boys' golf team took first place in the Disrict 5-3A golf tournament, which concluded play Monday in Sweetwater.
The Steers fired a team total 323 Monday to conclude the tournament with a score of 935, eight strokes better than Abilene Wylie, which finished second at 943. Sweetwater was third with a 968, while Snyder finished fourth at 975.
The Big Spring Lady Steers continue to be their own worst enemy.
Seven Big Spring errors opened the floodgates for Brownwood and helped the Lady Lions waltz to a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Lady Steers in District 5-3A softball action at the Big Spring ISD Softball Complex Monday.
It wasn't as if Brownwood needed any help, either â€” the district champion Lady Lions suffocated Big Spring with strong pitching from Sydney Laws, who improved to 12-3 for the season, and sterling defense to improve to a perfect 6-0 in district games.
Baseball â€” Howard College at Midland College (non-conference), 2 p.m.
Baseball â€” Slaton at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Baseball â€” Forsan at Denver City, 4:30 p.m.
Softball â€” Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Softball â€” Forsan at Denver City, 5:30 p.m.
Track â€” Big Spring boys and girls at District 5-3A meet, Snyder.
Tennis â€” Coahoma and Forsan at District 3-2A tournament, Denver City.
Golf â€” Big Spring girls at District 5-3A tournament, Snyder.
Lucille Bledsoe, 98, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at her residence. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Gorman Cemetery in Gorman.