March 14th, 2012
It appears the city of Big Spring will have to start off its summer watering season a bit on the dry side, as City Manager Gary Fuqua told the council Tuesday night municipal water customers will be asked to cut their water usage even more than this time last year.
Fuqua said the city has received a letter from the Colorado City Municipal Water District laying out its alloted water deliveries for the summer months.
Discussion Tuesday night by the Big Spring City Council on whether or not to ban the use of plastic grocery-type bags in the city limits ended with the panel agreeing the matter warrants more research and â€” most of all â€” a wary eye.
The council's decision to approach the matter comes on the heels of similar bans proposed and instituted in Fort Stockton, South Padre Island, Austin and Pecos, a trend started last year when Brownsville became the first city in Texas to ban the use of plastic bags in nearly all consumer settings.
As filing in this year's political party primaries came to a close last week â€” for the second time this election season, thanks to the blanket of distractions caused by the ongoing redistricting debacle â€” Howard County officials say they are moving forward with May 29 as the date for the upcoming elections.
Saundra Bloom, elections administrator for the county, said the secondary filing period ended Friday with no additional filings made locally.
Former Big Spring and Howard County law officer Mike Eggleston will be at the Howard County Library Wednesday, signing copies of his book, â€śThe True Story of the Sharpest Ever.â€ť
Eggleston's life centered on cattle and cattle trucks before becoming a police officer in Howard County. On four different occasions while he was a patrolman with the Big Spring police Department he captured burglars in the act of burglary.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1405 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DAVID REY GONZALES, 41, of 404 N.E. Piner St., was arrested Monday on charges of warrant from other agency and possession of controlled substance less than one gram in drug free zone.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF BUILDING was reported in the 1200 block of Birdwell Lane.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported:
In the 800 block of S. Owens Street.
In the 700 block of Creighton Street.
Josefina De La Rosa Rodriguez, 57, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Jerry Duenes officiating. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Coahoma Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 20, 1954, in Parras, Coahuila, Mexico, to Guadalupe and Roman De La Rosa. She lived most of her life in Howard County. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Amy Phillips, 31, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Peggy Atchison, 82, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Big Spring died Monday, March 12, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Big Spring at San Angelo Lake View (DH), noon.
Post at Forsan, noon.
Howard College vs. Galveston College, TBA, Houston.
Big Spring at Lubbock Estacado, 12:30 p.m.
Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Howard College vs. Wharton Co. Community College, TBA, Houston.
Howard College vs. Eastern Arizona (DH), 1 p.m., Thatcher, Ariz.
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FORSAN â€” The Forsan Lady Buffaloes improved their district record to 2-1 as they handily defeated the Post Lady Antelopes, 16-3, Monday.
After Post jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, the Lady Buffs charged back, led by a tour de force of hitting by the entire lineup. Ali Knight, who also pitched for the entirety of the game; began the onslaught by belting a double, and following suit was Kayla Tilley, who drove in Knight to score the first run for Forsan. Jahnia Willard and Shelby Roemer also drove in runs, making the score 4-3 at the end of the first inning.