April 27th, 2012
MIDLAND â€” Forsan Head Softball Coach Shanna Taylor was happy to get away with an 11-3 win last night against the Crane Ladybirds in the opening round of District 3-2A play.
Despite the lopsided score, Forsan gave Crane several opportunities to snatch the victory from their hands, but when the situation appeared to be turning dire, the Lady Buffs' offense came alive and timely hitting saved the season.
Volunteer firefighters battled a blaze west of Big Spring Wednesday that scorched hundreds of acres but did not result in any injuries or significant property damage.
A spark from a passing train is the likely cause of the fire, which began around noon Wednesday near Bates Road just west of the Big Spring city limits.
â€śAfter that, the winds picked up the fire and pushed it in several directions,â€ť said Tommy Sullivan, chief of the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department.
Part of Howard College's effort to reduce its reliance of city water supplies has become reality.
After several long months of testing and drilling, the college's Big Spring campus now has water wells that are operational and tied into the existing underground irrigation loop that previously carried raw water from CRMWD.
On April 24, 2012, Travis Lee Hart, 69, of Midland, Texas, closed his eyes in peace and went to see his Jesus, leaving behind a hole in our hearts that will never again be filled by a twinkle in his eye, his old fashioned redneck humor and his never dying love for his family and grandchildren. He was born to Arvin and Lillian Dovie Hart on Aug. 24, 1942, in Big Spring, Texas.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE LUIS RIVERA, 24, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 303, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ MELVIN RAY DICKERSON JR., 20, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and bail jumping â€“ failure to appear.
â€˘ DONALD RAY RODDY, 49, of Marlin, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ STOLEN VEHICLE was reported in the 400 block of S. Bell.
Forsan seniors Sydney Holdampf and Kyle Stevenson have both been to the state tennis tournament in Austin before.
Although both of them were eliminated from play in the first round, they believe the experience will help them deal with the mental challenge of competing at such a level when they return to the University of Texas campus to take the courts once again April 30-May 1.
Holdampf and Stevenson played well throughout the year, leading Forsan to a first place finish in district and a second place showing at the regional meet where they each won in straight sets.
Big Spring High School's 21-year drought is over. That's how long it has been since a BSHS golf squad has made an appearance at the state golf tournament.
The Jimmy Clay Golf Course â€” one of the toughest in the state â€” in Austin awaits the team. As well as the top high school golfers in the state.
But if you ask Coach Chris Joslin, he would tell you that this is a special year on the links for the Steers golfers.
â€śAll of the kids played really well all year,â€ť Joslin said. It's an exciting time for Big Spring. We feel like all five guys are going to compete.â€ť
Zeslie Johnson, Kali Jerrell and Brushea Daniels of Howard College signed letters of intent to play basketball at their respective future schools Wednesday in the Hawk Room at the Dorothy Garret Coliseum on the HC campus. Each of the student-athletes received full scholarships, and are ready to take their educations â€” as well as their game â€” to the next level.
Jerrell, who signed with Stephen F. Austin University, said she has enjoyed the change Big Spring offered her.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ERICK SHERROD FRANKS, 37, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 34, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JESSIE RAGELIO GAMEZ, 28, of 1605 Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belt â€“ child under 17 years of age, failure to appear (two counts) and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ JONATHAN ARISPE, 20, of 1325 Pine St. in Colorado City, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of theft of service â€“ more than $20 and less than $500.
If Tuesday night's public hearing is any indication, Crossroads residents are firmly behind the 4B project to overhaul the municipality's water and wastewater facilities using up to $13 million in economic development funding set to go before voters next month.
More than a half-dozen area residents spoke in favor of the project during Tuesday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, which held a public hearing regarding the proposed project.