November 23rd, 2010
As city officials continue efforts to bring revisions to the municipality's charter to local voters in May, many area residents may be asking themselves with one very important question: what are initiatives and referendums?
Brought to the Big Spring City Council by newly-elected Mayor Tommy Duncan, the city staff has been asked to research the possible use of term limits, initiatives and referendums in the Crossroads area.
Howard County commissioners approved a 90-day burn ban Monday morning as the amount of dry grass and brush â coupled with high winds â threatens to turn the Crossroads area into a tinder box.
The court approved the ban by a unanimous vote after County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan explained the danger posed by reckless burning in the area.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ LOGAN EARL ROSE, 28, of 1509 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct â fighting.
â˘ PHILLIP JON ROSE, 27, of 1614 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct â fighting.
â˘ JOHN THOMAS MARTINEZ, 24, of 4203 Wasson Rd., was arrested Monday on charges of assault â family violence and assault by contact.
â˘ ALFONSO VERGARA-HERNANDEZ, 47, of 208 E. 17th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of unlawful restraint.
FORSAN â Once Borden Countyâs score brought the Coyotes within two of Garden City with 22 seconds left, the Bearkats were thinking overtime.
They didnât see a fumbled snap on Borden Countyâs conversion attempt after that score coming.
âWhen they had a bad snap, I was just âGolly, I canât believe that,ââ Garden City head coach Vance Jones said after the 44-42 win. âIt was just an awesome game.â
SWEETWATER â Defense just wasnât enough this time for the Stanton Buffaloes.
Holliday upended the Buffs run in the area round of the UIL football playoffs Friday in Sweetwater 16-0.
All the Eagles needed was two touchdown runs from Tyler Cole and a safety to move on in the playoffs behind a defense that limited Stantonâs best option on offense.
âThey took our running game away from us,â head coach John Peterson said. âThey were aggressive. We came out and gave it everything we had. It just wasnât the best Friday night.â
Odessa Permian 71
Big Spring 65
Big Spring guard Luke Adams scored 42 points as the Steers dropped a close game to Odessa Permian at home.
A lot of Adamsâ points came from solid free-throw shooting. The senior hit 18-of-19 shots from the free-throw line. Regardless, Adams performance impressed first-year head coach Cliff Thompson. Right behind Adams was Tristain Clay with 13 points.
Adams and Clay were also the top two scorers in the Steersâ season-opening win over Fort Stockton. Thompson said those two are turning out to be the go-to players as others continue to develop.
Mattie Fannie Richardson, 96, of Marble Falls, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, in Marble Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Dudley Mullins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Juana Gonzales Olivas, 69, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Paul Viera, 60, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respect online at www.myersandsmith.com
The Big Spring Independent School District's Career Academy, designed to give dropouts and at-risk students another chance at a diploma, is seeing the first fruits of its efforts.
Director Charlie Thomas said the academy, which opened its doors at the start of this school year, has already produced its first high school graduate.
âWe got our first graduate (Friday), plus we have a few kids who are getting pretty close,â Thomas said.
The academy's first graduate will receive her diploma at Big Spring High School graduation ceremonies in May.