November 30th, 2011
After a very successful season, the Lady Steers' volleyball team received some great news. Nine players from the team were recognized for their performance during the season with district honors.
Cerbi Ritchey was named to the All-Region team, as well as being dubbed District 5-3A Hitter of the Year. Carson Reibe was named District 5-3A Defensive Player of the Year.
Three Howard County officials will seek re-election on the Republican ticket Monday morning, as filing in this year's political party primaries got under way.
Sheriff Stan Parker, Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long and Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 1 Bennie Green all filed to run for re-election with Republican Party Chairman Craig Bailey Monday morning, the first day for political hopefuls to throw their hats in the ring for 2012.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JESSE RAY ARMENDARIZ, 20, of Bastrop, was arrested Monday on warrants for public intoxication and failure to appear.
â€˘ DAVID FRANCO, 33, of 1407 E. 18th St., was arrested Monday on charges of disorderly conduct â€“ language (two counts).
â€˘ FABIAN MIGUEL GALAN, 26, of 1002 N. Gregg St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and criminal mischief.
Cheryl Yvonne Johnson Clark, 55, of Big Spring, formerly of San Angelo, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in San Angelo, Texas, with Superintendent Johnny Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Cemetery.
Tony H. Guzman Sr., 75, of Big Spring died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Monsignor Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born May 6, 1936, in El Paso, Texas, to Guadalupe and Clemente Guzman. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center as an environmental supervisor.
district football honors
Newcomer of the Year â€” Caige Miller, Coahoma
Utility Player of the Year â€” Ty Johnson, Forsan
First Team Offense
Quarterback â€” Tanner Ruiz, Coahoma
Fullback â€” Justin Coker, Coahoma
Receiver â€” Trevor Burchett, Forsan
Tight End â€” Ethan Mauldin, Stanton
Linemen â€” Jacob Echavarria,Coahoma; Logan Fryar, Stanton
Kicker â€”Andres Chavez, Stanton
First Team defense
Defensive End â€” Ethan Mauldin, Stanton; Marco Molina, Coahoma
Defensive Linemen â€” Logan Fryar, Stanton; Copeland Riddell, Forsan
Big Spring Steers
representing District 5-3A
First Team Offense
Wide Receiver â€” Toby Rodgers
Offensive Line â€” Joseph Morelion
First Team Defense
Defensive End â€” Diamond Bailey
Inside Linebacker â€” Max Pappajohn
Second Team Offense
Fullback â€” Max Pappajohn
Utility Back â€” Devin Roberson
Honorable Mention Offense
Center â€” Sawyer Roberts
Second Team Defense
Defensive Line â€” Chris Nunez
Safety â€” Devin Roberson
Punter â€” Devin Roberson
Honorable Mention Defense
Defensive End â€” Isaac Garza
A vacant house trailer was consumed in a Saturday afternoon blaze near the intersection of Highway 87 and FM 700.
No injuries were reported in the blaze, which was reported to the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
â€śBy the time the first unit arrived on scene, the trailer was fully engulfed (by the fire),â€ť HCVFD Chief Tommy Sullivan.
Officials with the Big Spring VA Medical Center are inviting the community to help kick off the Christmas season Friday, Dec. 2, as the local healthcare provider will hold its annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony.
Daniel L. Marsh, medical center director for the West Texas VA Health Care System, assisted by area children, will throw the switch on the VA Medical Center's holiday lights, according to VA officials.