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September 19th, 2012

Pappajohn, Hill and Burchett selected as Players of the Week

September 19, 2012

Big Spring —

The Steers’ redemption of last year’s 0-10 record is well underway.

Big Spring is now 3-0 as they head into Friday’s homecoming game against Andrews and senior linebacker Max Pappajohn has played a big part of the program’s success.

“He had the big hit of the game (against Lake View) defensively,” BSHS Head Coach Phillip Ritchey said. “He is all over the field making plays and being a leader.”

Pappajohn also plays tight end on the offensive side of the ball.

Coahoma —

Report: Vocational courses booming

September 19, 2012

Vocational training at Howard College has not only taken off, but is continuing to grow, according to the quarterly update received by the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday afternoon.
Kinsey Hansen, solid works representative for Howard College, reported that the summer cohort — May through August — had 31 students enrolled in 40 classes. All students completed the course, with 17 who have identified that their courses led to employment. Fall enrollment shows 68 students in 147 vocational training classes.

Coming home to Ackerly; Sands plans celebration

September 19, 2012

ACKERLY — The exes are coming home to Sands High School this week.
Sands will hold its quadrennial homecoming festivities, culminating with Friday night’s football vs. Highland.
As with many other high schools in the area, Sands will have themed “dress up days” leading up to the weekend, when the majority of homecoming activities are scheduled:
• The school’s drama club will hold a spaghetti supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria

Shirleen Knox

September 19, 2012

Shirleen Knox, 58, of Big Spring died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Spring Creek Fellowship.
She was born Dec. 18, 1953, in Midland, Texas, to Frances and Hal Davis. She married Burl Knox on Dec. 17, 1987, in Big Spring. She has been a lifetime resident of Midland and Howard counties.

Police blotter 9-15-2012

September 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRANDON DAKOTA FEASTER, 20, of 1308 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.
• TONYA LADAWN YAGER, 41, of 1904 Alabama, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver’s license – when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• BLAKE MICHAEL GEE, 30, of 512 Scott Dr., was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

September 18th

Water pipeline 85 percent complete

September 18, 2012

With the bulk of the necessary construction nearly completed on the pipeline between the Ward County water well fields and the city of Odessa, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say the new system could be ready for preliminary tests as early as late November.

According to CRMWD General Manager John Grant, approximately 85 percent of the construction of the pipeline has been completed, good news for the drought-stricken cities served by the local water district.

Grady set for homecoming

September 18, 2012

LENORAH — Big Spring isn't the only area school celebrating its black and gold pride this week.

Grady High School has several activities planned in conjunction with 2012 Homecoming this week.

Festivities will be highlighted by the crowning of the homecoming queen during halftime of the Wildcats' game with Midland Trinity, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tunnell Field, located adjacent to the school.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT VILLIJOS AGUILAR, 61, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STACY JANAE AGUILAR, 20, of 1101 E. 12th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.
• JAMES THOMAS SMITH, 57, of 704 W. Eighth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROBERT GONZALES JR., 25, of 407 N.W. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of failure to identify – giving false information.

Shirleen Knox

September 18, 2012

Shirleen Knox, 58, of Big Spring died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

September 17th

CRMWD: Work on plant lags

September 17, 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.

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