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July 22nd, 2011

BSISD finalizes redistricting map

July 22, 2011

After three months of sometime-intensive effort, Big Spring Independent School District officials have a new voting-district map they believe will receive federal and public approval.

Trustees discussed the new map, which is designed to increase minority representation on the school board, during their Thursday meeting at the high school board room.

Area native co-authors book on farm life

July 22, 2011

Agriculture is an important part of our world, especially in a lot of West Texas communities. Just how important that role is is portrayed in a new book, “Agriculture on the High Plains.”

Samantha Yates Borgstedt, a Texas Tech graduate and employee of Cotton Economics Research Institute, teamed with Darren Hudson, Director of Cotton Economics Research Institute at Texas Tech, to compile a book highlighting the importance of the agricultural industry.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES BRYAN KEITH HAMMONDS, 21, of 2611 Dow, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASHLEY NICOLE RUNCIE, 23, of 1308 Jeffery Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft.
• ZACHARY THOMAS WALSH, 19, of Bronte, was arrested Thursday on charges of use or possession of illegal smoking materials and use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia.

Charles 'Chuck' Denson

July 22, 2011

AMARILLO — Charles “Chuck” Denson, 32, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Great Plains Western Church with Pastor Royce Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Claude Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

Carolyn 'Granny' Redding

July 22, 2011

Carolyn “Granny” Redding, 74, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel.

Lilia 'Lily' Howard

July 22, 2011

Lilia “Lily” Howard, 81, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Roy E. Keefer

July 22, 2011

Roy E. Keefer, 85, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Jim Binix, pastor of Midway Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

July 21st

Industry on stage in Chamber program

July 21, 2011

Industry takes center stage Aug. 10 as the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce gets ready to present the third program in its State of the Community series in the Howard College Cactus Room.

Representatives from Alon USA, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the GEO Group Inc. and WETT — Wind Energy Transmission Texas — will be part of the program. Also scheduled is a presentation on Scenic Mountain Medical Center, which was originally scheduled for Part 2 of the series, but was delayed because of a scheduling conflict.

Salvation Army preparing for back-to-school drive

July 21, 2011

The Salvation Army is kicking off its Back to School Drive.

The program is aimed at providing local, low-income school age children and their families with essential supplies as the school year approaches. “

We are looking to the generosity of the community to be able to help with this year's program,” Maj. Orville Chambless said.

According to Chambless, the program is set to help an estimated 400 students, depending on the donations received.

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