September 17th, 2012
As the race to bring alternative water sources online before local reservoirs go dry continues, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say construction of a local reclamation facility is moving along slower than originally hoped.
John Grant, general manager for CRMWD, said the recent boom in the oilfield has made it difficult for the contractors working on the project to hire skilled laborers, a key ingredient for such a complex job.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
âą HENRY RAMIREZ, 56, of 4212 Parkway, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
âą ROBERT VILLIJOS AGUILAR, 61, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
âą STACY JANAE AGUILAR, 20, of 1101 E. 12th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct â language.
âą JAMES THOMAS SMITH, 57, of 704 W. Eighth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
Heather Anne Atkinson, 32, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Kingfisher, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Heather was born Feb. 25, 1980, in Odessa, Texas. She lived life to the fullest and loved her children. She moved to Kingfisher, Okla. to be close to them as she battled cancer.
The Rev. Jim Ray Mosley, 77, of Abilene, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Chambers will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Stan Allcorn. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Highway 277 South. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene, Texas.
COAHOMA â In what shaped up to be a battle resulting in numerous injuries sustained by both sides, the Bulldogs fell to the Colorado City Wolves 20-6 in a gritty duel Friday at Bulldog Stadium.
âIt was a very physical affair,â said Coahoma Head Coach Trey Gardner of the loss.
The Bulldogs' only score came in the second quarter on a T.J. White run to give Coahoma six points. The kick after was no good and the Bulldogs couldn't put together another scoring drive for the remainder of the game.
FORSAN â In the battle of the Crossroads Buffaloes, Forsan reigned supreme. The win also marks the first 3-0 start by the Forsan Buffs since 1998.
Keying Forsan's 28-7 victory was a staunch defense and a running game which improved since last week's flat, 14-0 victory over Coleman.
âWe ran the ball a lot more consistently this week,â Forsan Head Coach Jason Phillips said. âWe started finding the holes and the offensive line was locking up well.â
SAN ANGELO â It wasn't pretty, but the Steers are now 3-0.
San Angelo Lake View gave Big Spring all it could handle and the Steers shot themselves in the foot several times during their 22-14 win over the Chiefs at San Angelo Stadium on Friday.
The first case of West Nile virus, a disease carried by mosquitos, has been confirmed in Howard County.
According to Dr. Manuel Carrasco, who has been in practice in Big Spring since 1993, the first case was confirmed Thursday in an elderly patient.
âI have never heard of any case prior to this in the county. This is the first case that I am aware of,â Dr. Carrasco said.
The patient was admitted to Scenic Mountain Medical Center and is doing well, at this point. According to reports, the patient had been bitten while in Colorado City.
Stephanie Ralyn Duffer, daughter of Kenneth Duffer and Vanessa McMurtry, was named Forsan High School homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies of the Forsan-Stanton football game Friday night. She is escorted by her father.
Big Spring Independent School District has a job for you â but only if you like kids, enjoy driving large vehicles and donât mind part-time pay.
Like other school districts in the West Texas area, BSISD is struggling with a shortage of bus drivers this year. The district, which normally employs 21 drivers, has had to make do with only 16.
Because of the driver shortage, the district has had to consolidate its bus routes, said Wayland Pierce, BSISD transportation director.