Archive - 2013 - News Article
As an investigation into the February death of a Big Spring man remains at a standstill while investigators await lab reports, members of the man's family are pleading with Crossroads residents with information on the case to come forward.
Daniel Flores, 44, was pronounced dead the evening Feb. 19 in a vehicle at his residence in the 1400 block of W. Second Street after family members discovered his body, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.
The Big Spring City Council is expected to consider final reading of an ordinance designed to define and shape the use of modular homes, temporary workforce housing and â€śman campsâ€ť in the city limits when it meets Tuesday evening.
The ordinance â€” which was commissioned by the council in hopes of limiting the damaging effects of the oil boom associated with the Cline Shale discovery â€” takes a number of steps to regulate how the â€śman campsâ€ť and other temporary housing will be used within the city limits.
Howard County commissioners are expected to begin interviewing potential replacements for the justice of the peace position being vacated by longtime official Quail Dobbs during Monday morning's meeting.
Dobbs announced last month he would be stepping down as Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace at the end of the year. The Howard County native has served as an unofficial goodwill ambassador for Coahoma for the past several decades and first made a name for himself as a rodeo clown, earning a spot in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame for his achievements.
Gig 'em, Aggie lovers.
For the 14th consecutive year, the Howard County A&M Club will hold its WesTexAgs Shootout Saturday, Aug. 3 to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.
Anyone, allegiance to a certain land grant university in College Station notwithstanding, is welcome to attend.
Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year's Shootout:
â€˘ A four-person scramble golf tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person and includes cart and green fees.
Beginning Aug. 1, commercial entities which have previously dumped their oilfield, construction or demolition waste at the municipal landfill will be turned away, according to officials with the city of Big Spring.
Public Works Director Johnny Womack made the announcement this week, part of an effort by the city administration to limit the amount of waste being brought into the facility, which is quickly reaching the end of its lifespan.
John Law will be a constant presence at Forsan and Coahoma school campuses starting this August.
Concerns about student and staff safety have reached new heights in the wake of school shootings across the country in recent months. While some Texas school districts are debating options such as arming teachers, both Coahoma and Forsan have instead chosen to go with a permanent law enforcement presence at their campuses.
A former Big Spring resident was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison â€” to be followed by eight years probation â€” by a U.S. District Judge this week after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography in March.
Christopher Aubrey Harlan, 27, formerly of Big Spring and believed most recently to have been residing in Central Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings after pleading guilty to one count of receiving child pornography, according to officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Texas.
Rains this week were good for farmers, gardeners and almost everyone else seeking a break from drought-like conditions. For the Colorado River Municipal Water District, however, the precipitation was of only modest benefit.
Parts of the Crossroads area have received more than 2 inches of rain since the start of the week, thanks to a low-pressure front that brought with it plenty of Gulf moisture. And while the slow, soaking rains were almost ideal for agriculture producers and will help green up area lawns, they didn't add much to CRMWD reservoirs.
A 56-year-old New Mexico woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 176 Tuesday morning after law enforcement officials say the vehicle she was traveling in rolled several times.
According to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident was reported at 8:40 a.m. at a location on Highway 176, approximately 7/10 of a mile from mile marker 306, inside Howard County.
An â€śunusualâ€ť weather system that brought welcome relief from baking temperatures and parched conditions may stick around a day or two longer, officials say.
Crossroads residents have been sighing in relief the past few days because of the system, which has slashed temperatures and brought some much-needed precipitation to the area.
National Weather Service Meteorologist David Henrig said the cause of all this welcome weather is an upper-level low pressure system that's slowly making its way through this area.