March 30th, 2012
COAHOMA â€” They were ropin' and ridin' â€” and singin' and dancin', for that matter â€” Thursday in Coahoma.
The â€śtheyâ€ť in question were 60 or so tiny cowboys and cowgirls who entertained a large crowd at the elementary gym during the 34th annual Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo.
There were clowns and bronc riders and ropers and racers and just about everything you expect to see at a grown-up rodeo. Stick horses were substituted for actual livestock, but that did nothing to lessen the entertainment factor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ AUDREY LAYNE SHERRILL, 27, of 1007 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ LARRY WILSON STEIGER, 28, of Fort Worth, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, failure to appear and speeding.
â€˘ RAYMOND LEE SHOOK, 26, of Electra, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
Sheila Mae Fryar Welch passed from this earth March 28, 2012, after an extended stay at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo, Texas.
Sheila was born Jan. 1, 1948, to W.C. and Edith Fryar. She was baptized at the Prairie View Baptist Church in the summer of 1956. She graduated from Sands High School in 1967. While attending Howard Payne University, she met and married Edward Allen Welch on June 3, 1978.
Sheila was a member of the North Birdwell Lane United Methodist Church and the Beauceant Assembly #211, serving as president in 2011.
Area residents will have the opportunity to make a difference in the Crossroads community April 14, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to spruce up the area during the annual Donâ€™t Mess With Texas Trash-off.
Trash-off coordinator Pat Simmons said the event is a great way for area residents to make a difference in the weeks leading up to Earth Day, which will kick off across the nation April 22.
Running and walking enthusiasts from all over the Permian Basin will test their mettle against one of the areaâ€™s biggest challenges â€” the historic Scenic Mountain â€” on April 14. Thatâ€™s when Big Spring State Park hosts the 14th annual Master the Mountain Fun Run and Walk.
Registration for the event is under way as state park officials get ready to hold 5K and 10K contests along the facilityâ€™s hills and slopes.
Howard College officials are taking their time to find a new provost at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.
The position became vacant when Dr. Mark Myers announced his resignation earlier this year, and officials said no timetable has been set in naming a replacement.
Howard College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said the search will continue â€śas long as it takesâ€ť to find a suitable replacement for Myers.
Myers announced his resignation in January and intends to relocate closer to family members, Sparks said.
Law enforcement officials with the Big Spring Police Department are investigating an apparent shooting reported in the 500 block of Abrams at approximately 2:20 p.m. Wednesday. Officers were dispatched to the scene after a gunshot wound was reported.
See the Thursday edition of the Herald for more.
City officials said Tuesday night new, stricter restrictions on water use will go into effect Sunday, as the municipality attempts to comply with cuts in water deliveries from the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
City Manager Gary Fuqua notified the Big Spring City Council during its Tuesday night meeting the city would be going to a two-hour-a-week schedule for outdoor watering, similar to those adopted by other neighboring cities also struggling with drought conditions.
It's no secret that water â€” or the lack of it â€” is a major topic of discussion in West Texas, and, as expected, that's what dominated the first installment of the State of the Community series Tuesday.
â€śCommunication is a key issue in our community and I think we need to hear from these guys and know what is going on day to day with the entities in our county,â€ť Jan Foresyth, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce president, said.
Representatives were on hand from the city of Big Spring, Howard County, Big Spring Economic Development and the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DANIEL ERNEST WRIGHT, 56, transient, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â€˘ DERRICK TODD DRAKE, 25, of 2102 Runnels, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ STEPHEN PATRICK ADAMS, 48, of 604 Dallas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ GIORGIO ALEXANDER TAYLOR, 21, of 1308 Wright, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of soliciting/peddling without a permit.