Archive - 2013 - News Article
If most people had the kind of year Jackie Bibby's gone through, they'd seriously consider changing professions.
Then again, most people wouldn't be a snake handler in the first place.
By any measure, Bibby, a world-record holder in several snake-handling categories, has had a very rough past 12 months, the low point coming last September when a bite from a 6-foot-long rattlesnake ended up costing him most of his right leg.
Apparently, it's going to take more than a serious snake bite to keep Jackie Bibby away from the Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup.
Bibby, who holds several world records for snake-handling, was loading rattlesnakes for transport to a show in Brownwood earlier this month when he was bitten in the stomach by one of the creatures.
He was rushed to Brownwood Regional Medical Center and received several injections of anti-venom. At one point, he was listed in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit, the Brownwood News reported.
ELBOW â€” Forsan Independent School District officials made their case for a $23 million construction bond before a large crowd of district residents at Elbow Elementary Thursday night.
In an almost-packed school gymnasium, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson, school trustees, administrators and consultants made a presentation on plans for the bond money, which include building a new elementary campus to replace Elbow.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ FREDDIE WILLIAMS, 39, of 2539 Gunter, was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ LACEY LEE, 18, of 1800 S. Monticello, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ADAM MONTEZ VIERA, 28, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 67, was arrested Thursday on a charge of shoplifting â€“ more then $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ SHANE DOUGLAS SNOEN, 18, of 1804 State St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft â€“ more than $500 and less than $1,500.
The Heritage Museum is usually a sedate place, but Saturday, there will be plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping, singing and guitar picking going on.
Big Spring natives Philip Ferguson and June Stocks and their band, Texas True, will perform a wide array of bluegrass-themed music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 510 Scurry.
Admission is free to the event, Museum Director Nancy Raney said. A CD of the band's music will be on sale, with half of the proceeds going to the museum.
March Madness is fueling enthusiasm all across the United States â€” even in Big Spring!
Hoops, Dreams and Goals, an effort by West Texas Centers to celebrate Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, will be held Friday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
In its ninth year, the event pits 10 teams in friendly competition, tournament style. Fans and organizers also recognize spirit teams and sportsmanship.
The tournament is free and open to the public. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BRYAN L. MATA, 20, of 1302 S. Birdwell Lane, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for driving while license invalid.
â€˘ GOMEZINDO DIAZ, 22, of 1611 E. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PATRICK TERRALL KESLER, 34, of 1600 S. Lancaster, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€˘ DON LLOYD BROOKS, 46, of 1712 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Scratch one election.
Citing a lack of contested races, Big Spring Independent School District trustees are expected to formally cancel the May trustee elections when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
Three trustee positions are up for election in BSISD â€” District 5, held by Chad Wash, District 6, held by Jeff Brorman, and District 7, in which Phil Furqueron is the incumbent. However, only Wash and Brorman filed for the May election, BSISD Business Manager Debbie Green said, canceling the need for the May election.
What is a hospitalist?
While the program has been in place for more than a year at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, many people in the community still arenâ€™t quite sure what it is or that it even exists.
Healthy Woman, a Scenic Mountain Medical Center Resource, is looking to answer those questions and inform those who donâ€™t know about the program with its monthly event, â€śWhat is a Hospitalist?â€ť on Thursday in the Senior Circle Room on the fourth floor at SMMC.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SCOTTY RAY BLAND, 40, of 1900 Martin Luther kIng Blvd. Apt. 414, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 21, of 901 E. 16th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ MONICA ANN GONZALES, 28, of 1101 Grafa, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear.