January 11th, 2011
Proposed term limits for city council members and mayors tops the agenda for today's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers on East Fourth Street.
If adopted by Big Spring voters, the change would limit council members and mayors to no more than two three-year terms — or six years in office — before being required to sit out one three-year term to be eligible to run again. First reading of the ballot language squeaked by the council on a 4-3 vote in December.
Designed to increase awareness of the Crossroads area in the state legislature every two years, local residents and officials will once again converge on the state capitol for Howard County Day at the Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 9.
According to Terry Wegman, executive director of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, there are a full slate of activities planned for the day-long event.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity late Monday and early Tuesday:
â˘ LORI DANIELLE BAKER, 18, Midland, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â˘ KRISTOPHER ALLEN WATSON, 20, Midland, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â˘ WILLAM O'BRIEN SAULS, 21, Midland, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.
â˘ CHRISTOPHER JACOB HAMILTON, 18, Midland, was arrested on a charge of harboring a runaway child.
â˘ ERNEST LEE PAUL, 41, 2400 S. Monticello, was arrested on three warrants from other agencies.
The morning of Jan. 3 promised a return to some sort of normalcy. The holidays were now a pleasant memory. Awakening to the sunlight hitting our east windows was a reminder of a new day for 2005.
Halfway through a cup of coffee, the phone rang. Recognizing the game wardenâs voice, I listened as he asked us to meet him in Stanton. The urgency of his request was understandable. Knowing about how long it would take him to drive from the Pecos River, we decided upon a meeting time.
The defending national champions just needed a little bit of daylight.
In Mondayâs WJCAC opener, South Plains looked like the better team for most of the game, but once Howard College found an opportunity to steal a win, the Hawks didnât waste it.
âWe feel like we just got outplayed for three-fourths of the game,â Howard head coach Mark Adams said. âBut the last eight minutes, we showed some aggression. We were much more physical with South Plains and we hit some big shots.â
Excuse the Howard College womenâs basketball team for feeling a little thwarted in Mondayâs WJCAC opener against South Plains.
The Hawks didnât see a 2-3 zone defense at all in their first meeting with the Lady Texans in the WJCAC Pre-Conference Tournament, and they hadnât seen one in a while. So they were a little surprised to see it Monday night.
âIt kind of threw us off a little bit, but we got it under control,â said Twyla Ards, who had 10 points.
Jake Roberts MacKenzie, a boy, was born Dec. 10, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. He is the son of Scott and Erin MacKenzie of Big Spring.
Grandparents are Wayne and Shelane Roberts of Big Spring and Finlay and Florence MacKenzie of Gresham, Ore.
He was welcomed home by older sibling Jacy Rhyan MacKenzie.
Baylee Lyn Denton, a girl, was born Dec. 30, 2010, at Midland Memorial Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is the daughter of Justin and Kendra Denton of Midland.
Grandparents Lesa and Rick Gamble of Big Spring and Pam Rinehart and Dickie Denton of Midland.
She was welcomed home by older siblings Jake Denton and Paige Carille.
Jay Maurice and Vivian Griffith celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, with a party hosted by friends.
Jay met Vivian Earwood in Sanderson and they were married Jan. 1, 1942, in San Antonio. They have spent most of their married lives in Big Spring.
Over the years, Jay worked for several railroads and retired in 1982. Vivian worked for the federal service and retired in 1976.
Mandy and Tom Archer of Marion, Ark., are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Taylor Danielle Archer of Marion, Ark., to Jonathan Charles Bagwell of Little Rock, Ark., the son of Sue and Chuck Bagwell of Big Spring.
The bride-to-be is currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and plans to enter a pediatrist practice.