February 21st, 2011
Steven Paul Martinez, 59, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park with Monsignor Bernard Gully officiating.
Claudia Kelly Stallings, 66, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Christ Community Fellowship with Nick Portocarrero officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wellington.
Tommie Salmon Bryans Cooper, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council is rather brief, with final approval of a resolution supporting the Colorado River Municipal Water District's ongoing efforts to educate the public on the need for water conservation.
Talks between CRMWD and its member cities â€” including Big Spring â€” have been ongoing for some time now, centering around water conservation heading into the coming summer, when water usage in the Crossroads area is expected to be at its highest point.
HERALD photo/Steve Reagan
Maribel Gomez, left, and Esther Fleeson get ready to sell some Girl Scout cookies at their stand outside the local Wal-Mart Supercenter Saturday morning. The cookie sales continue through March.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALEX FRANKLIN MINTER, 18, of 2509 Gunter, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
â€˘ TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, of 1503 S. Scurry, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.
â€˘ MARTHA FINA LOPEZ, 39, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BRYAN JOSEPH GILES, 27, of 1300 S. Johnson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
POST â€” The Big Spring Steers have had a little more than a week of preparation for their bi-district playoff game against Bowie Tuesday.
But the way they ended the regular season â€” a 69-54 loss at Abilene Wylie â€” is still fresh in their minds. So head coach Cliff Thompson and the Steers didnâ€™t mind expressing how good a 74-58 win over Paducah felt, even if it was a playoff warm-up game.
â€śWe needed that after that Wylie game,â€ť he said. â€śWe didnâ€™t play well. Paducah is a good team. Just Monday, they beat Seminole, who won their
3A district. We played well and that was good to see.â€ť
POST â€” Youth and inexperience caught up with the Grady Lady Wildcats when they met No.14 Paducah in the girlsâ€™ Class A, Division II area championship Friday.
â€śWe shot ourselves in the foot a lot,â€ť Grady head coach Ken Hefner said.â€ťBut itâ€™s not a lack of effort. The kids played hard all year long. They did some great things. Itâ€™s just disappointing to finish on a night like this.â€ť
Paducah handed a 58-35 loss to the Lady Cats, whose playoff run ended after a win over Ropes in the bi-district round Tuesday.
Officials with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program say tax preparations and filings have gone smoothly so far, with the bulk of itemized returns expected to be filed in the coming weeks.
The Internal Revenue Service began accepting itemized returns this week, a delay that was made necessary to allow for updating of a number of deductions that were approved late in the process by the federal government.