September 1st, 2012
â€śFill the Boot!â€ť was the cry heard from Big Spring firefighters Saturday.
Members of the BSFD stood at the intersection on Gregg Street in hopes of raising funds in the battle against muscular dystrophy.
â€śThis is a really good cause and we are proud to be able to support it,â€ť BSFD Lt. Greg McAlister said.
All funds raised Saturday will remain local and provide support for families dealing with muscular dystrophy â€” a group of inherited disorders involving muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue, which progressively can get worse over time.
Manuela G. Galan, 78, of Big Spring died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Courtney Frances Cloud departed this world into the arms of her heavenly Father on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.
Courtney was born March 28, 1972, in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up in the San Antonio/Boerne area. She was the youngest child and only daughter. At Boerne High School, Courtney followed in the footsteps of her older brothers, lettering in track, basketball and volleyball. She was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ KELVIN WAYNE FLARITY, 19, of 608, Steakley, was arrested Friday on warrants for failed to maintain financial responsibility, fail to appear and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
â€˘ PAUL Q-L ORTEGA, 33, of 605 W. Sixth, was arrested Friday on warrants for disorderly conduct by fighting and fail to appear.
â€˘ JAMES CARSON, 51, of 200 N. Scurry St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
Kristine Janae Trevino, daughter of Anthony Trevino and Breanda Juarez of Big Spring, was born Aug. 24, 2012, at 1:19 a.m.
She weighed 11 pounds 1 ounce and measured 21 inches in length.
Her maternal grandparents are Andres and Marina Juarez. Paternal grandparents are Christina Trevino and Bobby Paredez.
Kristine was welcomed home by her sibling Christopher Trevino.
Henry Vernon Backes and Pamela Kay Lefler were united in marriage by the honarable Judge Benny Green, in an evening wedding June 1, 2012, in the lush private garden at their home in Big Spring, Texas.
FORT STOCKTON - The Big Spring Steers halted a 12-game losing streak stretching back two years as they opened the 2012 football season with a 49-0 thumping of Fort Stockton Friday night.
Game details will be in the weekend edition of the Herald.
MIDLAND â€” Howard County rivals Forsan and Coahoma met Thursday at the ASCO Football Madness opener at Grande Communications Stadium, in what was the first football game played in the state for the 2012 season.
The Buffaloes and Bulldogs battled through early afternoon heat, cramps and dehydration issues, and a scoreboard that failed during the first quarter, leaving both teams coaches to manage the time without an official time clock.
When the smoke cleared, Forsan was the victor, narrowly defeating Coahoma â€” who won least year's meeting by a point â€” 30-27.
As far as problems go, it's a good one for the local school district to have.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees learned during Thursday's special meeting enrollment has spiked significantly from the same time last year.
Superintendent Steven Saldivar told the school board first-week enrollment figures for the 2012-2013 school year showed 4,028 students enrolled locally, a jump of 153 from last year at this time.
It's never a good idea to drink and drive, but law enforcement officials say it will be particularly foolish this weekend.
As it has in past years, the Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols during the Labor Day holiday weekend, officials said. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.
During the Labor Day enforcement effort last year, DPS troopers made more than 2,000 DWI arrests and approximately 550 of those were the direct result of the increased patrols, officials said.