July 19th, 2012
City officials announced this week Craig Ferguson will step in as fire chief for the Big Spring Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, taking over for Brian Jensen, who retired from the position in January.
Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua made the announcement Wednesday, ending the search that began when Jensen retired after more than 23 years with the BSFD.
According to Fuqua, Ferguson was chosen by the Big Spring Selection Committee for the position from more than 28 applicants.
COAHOMA â€” School officials here are trying to be creative in dealing with an anticipated budget shortfall.
With Coahoma Independent School District expecting to lose more than $275,000 in state revenue support this coming fiscal year, administrators are looking for ways to save money while maintaining current programs and services.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ CORY JOHN DEWART, 21, of Childress, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ ARTHUR LYNN RICHARDSON, 48, of 906 S. Douglas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ GUADALUPE DEANDA, 24, of 1211 Lloyd, was arrested Wednesday on five warrants from other agencies.
â€¢ DOLORES MORA JENNINGS, 25, of 1503 Sycamore Apt. B, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€¢ THEFT was reported:
Marlene Riffe, 58, of Forsan died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coahoma Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 19, 1953, in Big Spring, Texas, to Melva and Joe Swinney. She was a lifetime resident of Howard County. She was a bus driver for Forsan Independent School District.
Jeffery David Stevenson, 40, of Big Spring, Texas, died Monday, July 16, 2012, in San Marcos, Texas.
He was born Aug. 26, 1971 in Big Spring, the son of David Stevenson of New Matamoras, Ohio, and Mary Stevenson of Barto, Pa.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Josh Moore; paternal grandfather, William Stevenson and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bard.
It's that time of year again.
Big Spring Steer football is around the bend and season tickets are going on sale July 23 and will be available until Aug. 17. You can pick up your season passes at the Athletic Training Center from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The cost will be $30 per ticket book, each ticket book contains six tickets â€” one for each home game.
Interested in learning about a career in firefighting and emergency services?
Want to participate in firefighting training and riding along on calls? The Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring program at the Big Spring Fire Department may be for you.
Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and who have completed the eighth grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field.
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity Tuesday and early today (Note: The county detention center reported 76 prisoners):
â€¢ ROBIN LEON JORDAN, 44, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ BRANDON LYNN WHITE, 24, was jailed on a charge of open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
â€¢ RICARDO ARTEMYO URANGA SR., 53, was jailed on a bench warrant.
â€¢ WILLIAM JEROD FRANKS, 35, was jailed on a charge of failure to comply with sex offender regulations/registration.
â€¢ REBECCA LYNN COMSTOCK, 28, was jailed on charges of bail jumping and failure to appear.
Alice Loraine Baker Rueda, 64, of Big Spring died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Marlene Riffe, 58, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coahoma Cemetery.