October 8th, 2012
Big Spring State Hospital and West Texas Centers will offer free and confidential depression screenings, Thursday, Oct. 11, on National Depression Screening Day.
Big Spring State Hospital and West Texas Centers began offering the screenings to the Howard County community in 2000. Scenic Mountain Medical Center began their partnership in 2007 with the two agencies to provide screenings at its facility.
The screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth floor at SMMC, 1601 W. 11th Place.
The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday evening to discuss a number of agenda items, including an update on a settlement agreement between Atmos Energy Corporation's West Texas Division and the steering committee the city is currently participating in.
The council approved final reading of a resolution denying a rate increase requested by Atmos Energy estimated at $11.6 million, a move City Finance Director Peggy Walker said would likely force the issue before the Texas Railroad Commission.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JOSIE RODRIGUEZ, 28, of 5010 Wasson Rd., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ROY GUERRERO CERVANTES JR., 33, of 1304 Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ANTONIO MARCOS, 27, of 800 W. Marcy, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ ADAM LEE GUZMAN, 19, of 700 Douglas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€¢ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 1200 block of Harding.
Charles R. Campanella, 68, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Michael Yanez, 39, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Edna Hughes, 78, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Iris M. Phillips, 82, of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Lone Wolf Cemetery in Mitchell County with the Rev. Terry Moffett officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Iris was born March 25, 1930, in Mart, Texas, to the late James Robert and Levie Clara (Tomascik) Isbell. She married Willie Phillips on Sept. 1, 1948, in Stanton. He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1994.
Ellen Marie "Honey" Nicholson Smoot passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Waco. She was born July 1, 1924, in Spokane, Wash., to Carl and Marguerite Nicholson. She graduated from Louis and Clark High School in 1942. She attended Washington State University and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Garden City â€” Head Coach Matt Odom was tasked with bringing back Garden City's winning tradition. Six games into the season, the Bearkats have notched only one win.
Garden City hosted a formidable Robert Lee (5-1) squad on Friday and although they played the Steers tough, lost the battle 30-14 â€” a fairly narrow defeat by six-man standards.
It isn't all bad in Garden City, however, as Head Coach Matt Odom's squad has played a brutal predistrict schedule and despite suffering through injuries to key players, he feels his team has improved since the first game.