August 4th, 2011
McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark will again be host for the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding National competition, scheduled this year for Aug. 14-21.
“It's unusual to have these competitions in the same place so it really is a big deal that Big Spring keeps having them,” said Terry Wofford, event coordinator. “This is a good way to get our town name out there past the perimeter of Texas.”
Ready or not, here it comes.
A new school years begins Aug. 22 and Big Spring Independent School District officials have announced dates and times for student registrations, schedule pick-ups and orientations.
All elementary campuses (grades kindergarten through 4) will hold orientations and â€śmeet the teacherâ€ť events Aug. 18. The times for each campus are:
â€˘ Bauer â€” 5:30 p.m.
â€˘ Kentwood â€” 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
â€˘ Marcy â€” 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
â€˘ Moss â€” 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (students will attend classes this school year at the Goliad Intermediate campus)
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ANTHONY JOSEPH AZUL, 27, of 1516 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving without safety belt secured, failure to appear (three counts), operating a motor vehicle with the wrong registration and no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ CHELSEA LEE HOLMES, 28, of 2611 Fairchild, was arrested Wednesday on charges of theft â€“ shoplifting, no safety belt â€“ child less than 17 years of age (three counts) and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
Kenneth W. Heflin, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Memorial services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Forsan Baptist Church with Bro. Michael Robinson and Bro. Derrick Looney officiating.
John "Tippy" Anderson Jr., 84, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Dennis F. Sullivan, 63, of Big Spring died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Angelita G. Alvarez, 66, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
With this summer's unusually hot conditions, the coaching staff at Big Spring have instituted some changes when it comes to football practices. Two-a-days still started Aug. 1, as they did across the state and most of the nation, but a concentrated effort is being made to keep the players hydrated and ensure their safety.
â€śWe have scheduled water breaks throughout our practices,â€ť Head Coach Phillip Ritchey said. â€śIn addition, the boys are encouraged to go get water any time they need it. We don't want them wasting time asking. We want them to just go get it.â€ť
For the second time since the 2008 explosion that rocked the Big Spring Refinery, a Howard County jury found owner Alon USA guilty of negligence and awarded local residents damages but failed to find gross negligence.