February 12th, 2011
Routine items top the agenda for Monday's meeting of the Howard County Commissioner's Court, including a review of utility usage at county facilities and approval of a contract with an electricity provider.
County Judge Mark Barr is expected to review utility usage at county buildings, as well as conduct an executive session to discuss real estate issues with the current Justice of the Peace office located in the city of Coahoma.
As the April 15 deadline to file federal income tax returns looms on the horizon, one group of Big Spring volunteers is doing its part to help local residents prepare their returns and beat Uncle Sam's annual countdown.
Part of the annual AARP Tax-Aide program, program coordinator Gloria Hopkins said she and her band of volunteers are ready to continue filing returns Monday at the Big Spring Senior Center.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€˘ PATRICK RIOS JR., 21, 610 S. Goliad, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CARLOS MATA JR., 49, 1216 E. 16th, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MARY HELEN MATA, 46, 1216 E. 16th, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LISA MARIE MENDEZ, 43, 2603 Ent, was arrested on a charge of of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘ MARK CLINTON ROBERSON, 20, Plano, was arrested on three warrants for burglary of a vehicle.
Doris Whirley McMorries, 83, of Tarzan, passed away Feb. 10, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with the Rev. Leandro Gonzales of First Baptist Church of Tarzan officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Francisca â€śKikaâ€ť Hernandez Parras, age 83, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 11, 2011. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Nalley- Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Martha Loveless, 49, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.
Betty Jo Merworth, 78, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at her home. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Sidney Baptist Church in Sidney, with Kenneth Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Sipe Springs Cemetery in Comanche County.
Raoul Robles Jr., 66, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Martina Valle, 63, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
ABILENE â€” The first quarter of Fridayâ€™s game between Big Spring and Abilene Wylie was a lot like the final minutes of the first game between these two squads.
Heartbreaking for the Steers, uplifting for the Bulldogs.
With a chance to win the District 5-3A crown at stake, Big Spring fell to Wylie 69-54 on the road and for the second time this season.
In the first Big Spring-Wylie meeting on Jan. 28, the Bulldogsâ€™ Lance Lindley hit a huge 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift his team past the Steers.