July 30th, 2011
Cindy Bingham Payne, 51, of Big Spring, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Hospice House in Odessa, Texas.Â Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Rafael C. Lopez, 66, of Big Spring, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Consuelo Hernandez, 68, of LaMarque, Texas, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Bayou Pines Care Center.
Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â¢ CHRISTOPHER JAMES DUFORAT, 24, of Fort Stockton, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency and driving while license invalid-DWI related.
â¢ MANUEL G. DEJESUS, 62, 1704 S. Scurry St. (rear), was arrested Friday on a charge of assault-family/household member and intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation.
â¢ STEVEN ANTHONY ROBLES, 37, of 600 Johnson, was arrested Friday on a charge of assault: family violence causes bodily injury.
Monday morning, the Comanche Trail Ladies Golf Association held a low-ball team tournament which showed two teams ending the day in a tie for first place. Shirley Long, Jo Ann Hilger and Annie Ward comprised the first team, while the second winning team was made up of Mary Gilbreath, Ramona Weaver and Dee Jenkins. The two teams each finished the nine-hole round with a score of 43.
A stroke behind the two leaders was the team of Betty Murphy, Trish Gabbard and Gus Leonardi with a 44-stroke round. Ward and Gabbard tied for the lowest number of putts for the day.
The Big Spring City Council will begin holding its annual budget work sessions Monday evening, as the government panel looks to solidify its fiscal plans for 2011-2012.
While budget sessions have traditionally been a time for council members to pitch their pet projects for the coming year, a lack of revenue â due in large part to the ongoing drought and lack of water sales â will most likely keep such plans on the back burner going into the next fiscal year.
Forsan Independent School District campuses received the highest academic ratings in Howard County, according to accountability figures released by the Texas Education Agency Friday.
For the third consecutive year, Elbow Elementary received TEAâs highest rating of âExemplary,â while the junior high/high school campusâ rating was one step down at âRecognized.â District-wide, Forsan ISD was rated Recognized, as well.
Those were the same ratings as the districts and campuses received the previous year.
Big Spring Independent School District was hammered in the latest round of school accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency Friday.
BSISD received a district-wide rating of âAcademically Unacceptable,â the lowest of four possible TEA ratings. In addition, all but one local campusâ academic performance was rated as unacceptable by the state education agency. Moss Elementary received a âAcademically Acceptableâ rating from TEA.
Templo Belen celebrated the graduation of seven pupils from Vision Int'l University on Sunday, July 24.
Vision International University has their main campus in California and originated back in 1977. There is also a campus located in Dallas and now has a Resource Center in Big Spring.
For the past three years, Templo Belen has been hosting classes for Vision International University and the School of Tyrannus Int'l Discipleship Program, founded by Dr. Bemis âfounder of of For God's Glory Ministries.
Major Darryl G. Hammonds, son of Frank and Joann Brooks of Big Spring, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in February and received the award in April.
Hammonds has been a Big Spring resident since the age of 9 and has been stationed at Quantico, Virg. for the past year and a half. He entered into the United States Marine Corp Feb. 13, 1990 and has served four combat tours in Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan, which earned him the Bronze Star.