March 26th, 2012
As expected, Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua is slated to announce new restrictions to ongoing municipal water restrictions Tuesday, part of the city's efforts to comply with cuts in water deliveries from the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
Fuqua warned the council approximately two weeks ago the new restrictions â€” which will take the city from a schedule that allows for outside water use twice a week to a single two-hour period â€” were on their way.
Being prepared and empowered is the focus of the Healthy Woman March presentation, â€śYou are Not Alone.â€ť
The topic will center around sexual assault awareness and take place on the fourth floor in the activity room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. There will be two opportunities to attend â€” Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch provided and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with snacks available.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAMES WARREN TIPTON, 23, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 250, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ROBERTO RAMOS, 60, of 910 E. 15th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KELLEN EUGENE BROWN, 31, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
Big Spring Softball Coach John Sparks knew Brownwood would be a tough District 5-3A opponent, and he was proven right as Big Spring was on the short end of an 8-3 decision at the Big Spring ISD Softball Complex Friday.
Things got out of hand quickly for BSHS â€” Brownwood came out swinging, putting up five runs in the top of the first.
Errors â€” seven to be exact â€” derailed the Lady Steers.
Sparks said those miscues were the major reason the Lady Steers dropped to a 1-2 district record.
One round, two round, three rounds â€¦ play!
The West Texas Disc Golf Champions Tournament â€” started in 2004 â€” is coming back to Comanche Trail Park. The tournament is set for April 21 and April 22.
â€śThe tournament will be three rounds, with two rounds happening (April 21) and one round taking place (April 22),â€ť Chanz Reed, tournament director, said.
Registration will occur from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 21 if spots are still available. Early registration can be done online at PDGA.com. A players' meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m.
The Big Spring Steers did a good job matching Brownwood defensively in their District 5-
3A baseball matchup at Steer Park Friday.
Unfortunately for Big Spring, the Lions' offense was more effective on this night as Brownwood took a 5-2 victory.
Brownwood jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Big Spring answered back with two runs of its own in the bottom of the second.
Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say the human remains found on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark Tuesday are male, eliminating any possibility they were of Hailey Dunn, the missing Colorado City teenager.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, the autopsy on the remains began Friday morning in Fort Worth.
Rattles are shaking at the Howard County fairgrounds and will continue until 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Big Spring 48th Rattlesnake Roundup started Saturday with snake demonstrations and a free arts and crafts show.
â€śThe snake numbers are down this year, but it looks like the number of people is going to be up,â€ť Roundup Chairman Dennis Burns said.
Those attending can expect to see milking demonstrations, snake shows and races.
Howard County commissioners have a routine agenda awaiting them when they meet Monday morning.
Commissioners are to discuss and possibly take action on a contract with West Texas Services regarding mentally ill inmates at the county detention center. According to officials, the discussion is expected to center around possible updates to the contract, which is renewed periodically between the two government agencies.
The court is also expected to hold an executive session during Mondayâ€™s meeting to discuss personnel considerations.
Debbie Hicks Puente, 37, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Prayer services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home followed by visitation until 5 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Gateway Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Mills, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.