Archive - 2013 - News Article
Traffic at the site of a collapsed overpass bridge on Interstate 20 could resume normal operations sooner than originally anticipated, transportation officials said.
The FM 2566 overpass bridged collapsed onto the westbound lane of the interstate at mile marker 170 after it was struck by an 18-wheeler late Tuesday. No major injuries were reported, but the collapse forced traffic in both directions to be rerouted.
It was so much fun last year that they've decided to do it again.
The Heritage Museum is hosting its second annual Cup Cake Wars this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon during the Christmas Tree Forest open house. The cupcakes will be judged on taste and decoration with any theme for Christmas, however this year's Christmas will be based on â€śGlitz, Glitter and Glamour 1930s Style.â€ť
Sections of Interstate 20 west of Big Spring are closed following an overpass collapse late Tuesday evening.
The collapse occurred around 11 p.m. Tuesday when an 18-wheeler struck beams supporting the FM 2566 overpass near the 170 mile marker of I-20.
Officials said the 18-wheeler first struck a guard rail, then over-corrected, sending it head-first into the support beams, which caused a section of the overpass to collapse onto the westbound lane of the interstate. A second 18-wheeler then struck the collapsed overpass.
Both drivers received minor injuries in the accident.
Glenn Stifflemire, group publisher for the Big Spring Herald and Sweetwater Reporter, is pleased to announce that effective Thursday, Rick Nunez will take on the role of general manager/advertising director at the Herald and will handle day to day management of the paper.
Before this promotion, Nunez served as group advertising director for both newspapers.
He will take on the leadership position in Big Spring that will be vacated by Stifflemire, who will stay on with the company, moving to Northern California to take over a group of newspapers that have recently been purchased.
Donâ€™t forget! Today is the final opportunity to cast a ballot in the Texas constitutional amendments election.
Polls opened statewide at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.
For Howard County residents, here is a list of polls:
â€˘ Howard County Road & Bridge Office, 1000 N. San Antonio, Pcts.11, 12, 12A, 13, 14, 16, 103, 104, 105.
â€˘ Spring Town Plaza (the mall), 1801 E. FM 700, Pcts. 22, 24, 25, 26, 205.
â€˘ Coahoma Community Center, 306 North Ave., Coahoma, 207, 207C.
â€˘ First Baptist Church foyer, 705 W. FM 700, Pcts. 32, 33, 34, 35, 304.
The Forsan Band wrapped up its 2013 marching season Monday ,placing a close second at the State University Interscholastic League Class A Marching Contest finals.
In tough competition, the band fell one collective point behind Shiner High School, which was named the state Class A marching champion at the Alamodome in San Antonio. 2011 Class A champ Sundown High School placed third and Shelbyville High School placed fourth. The Class A state marching contest is held biennially.
The Forsan High School band passed it first hurdle this morning making the cut to University Scholastic League Class A State Marching finals. The 130-member band will take the field at 8:25 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio to compete against the best schools in their class. The band is under the leadership of Band Director Jim Rhodes and Assistant Director Misty Moellendorf.
With less than 3 percent of registered Howard Countians casting a ballot during early voting, it's probably not out of line to say interest in Tuesday's constitutional amendments election is just about nil.
According to the county elections office, only 413 people cast a ballot during the early voting period, which ended Friday. Similar low-vote totals were coming in from across the state â€” typical for a constitutional amendments election.
The legacy continues.
The Forsan High School band is gearing up to make its eighth consecutive appearance at the state marching contest under the leadership of band director Jim Rhodes.
â€śWe're over the initial excitement and are now getting back to work to improve the show,â€ť Rhodes said. â€śThe students are working very hard. They are very focused, and they are wanting to improve, not just be satisfied that they got there.
Fourteen people were indicted during a Halloween Day session of the Howard Grand Jury Thursday:
â€˘ Amy Abrego, 32, 1905 Wasson No. 39, possession of a controlled substance (third degree felony).
â€˘ Paula J. Bulter, 44, currently in Travis County Jail, three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (offenses range from state jail felony to first degree felony).
â€˘ Latonya Cubit, 32, 600 Interstate 20 No. 123, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (both enhanced to first degree felonies).