October 6th, 2011
Following a recent series of deadly accidents in and around the Crossroads area, U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Big Spring-based Robinson Drilling LTD for nearly a dozen health and safety violations at a Lenorah work site.
The work site — located in Gaskin Field, Gaskins Well No. 1, reportedly at Rig No. 20 — was investigated by OSHA’s Lubbock District Office.
Memories will be flying this weekend at the Webb Air Force Base Reunion.
The reunion will take place at Hangar 25 Air Museum, with registration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Reunion attendees will also be treated to a hamburger luncheon at noon at the museum with an aerobatic show by stunt pilot Jan Collmer starting at 1 p.m.
A Mexican fiesta dinner will be served at the Senior Center with a mariachi band as entertainment.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LEONA JEAN RADASA, 29, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ AUDREY DALE NEWELL, 43, of 301 Pine, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ LUIS ALEJANDRO RAMOS, 22, of 1606 Cardinal, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ FREDERICK CAMPBELL, 62, transient, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
For the surging Forsan Buffaloes, seeing an 0-6 Anson Tigers team on their schedule for this week's game must seem too good to be true. Head Coach Jason Phillips says his team has been warned to pay no attention to the big goose egg on Anson's record.
â€śWe have told the team all week not to look at their record,â€ť Coach Phillips said. â€śThey have played some close games and their talent is better than that of an 0-6 team.â€ť
Coming off of a 22-7 victory over undefeated Hawley last week, the Coahoma Bulldogs get ready to face another district challenge, as they host the Post Antelopes Friday night.
Post comes into Bulldog Stadium sporting a 2-4 (1-1) record, gaining their second win of the season last week in a 31-7 handling of district rival Anson.
Coming off of their sixth straight loss this season, the Big Spring Steers welcome the beginning of district play as a new start. While head coach Phillip Ritchey and his coaching staff may be able to salvage some lessons for the Steers out of the losses, the fact that everyone is tied up at 0-0 right now has to be comforting.
â€śEverything comes down to this time of the year,â€ť Coach Ritchey said. â€śStarting right now, the games count. We learned a lot of lessons over the stretch of the last six weeks. Now it's time to make the best out of them.â€ť
Lucille E. Barton, 94, of Artesia, N.M., formerly of Forsan, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in Artesia, N.M. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park, with Kenneth Garcia of 11th and Birdwell Lane Church of Christ officiating.
She was born Jan. 27, 1917, in Lloyd, Texas, and married Arthur David Barton on Jan. 13, 1940 in Big Spring. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2005.
Lucille was a member of Birdwell Lane Church of Christ and a former member of the Forsan School Board. She was a homemaker.
David O. Perez, 61, of Houston, formerly of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell, who went on trial in 118th Dsitrict Court last week on charges of two counts each of misuse of official information, official oppression and retaliation will have to spend some time behind bars, as he was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, 10 years probation and a $6,000 fine.
It took the jury approximately three hours Monday to find Tidwell guilty on the charges, which were presented in a Howard County court because of an ordered change of venue by presiding Judge Robert H. Moore III.
Crossroads residents will get a chance to laugh — and, more importantly, for a good cause — Saturday, as the local comedy troupe the Goondock Saints will present an evening of laughter and entertainment to benefit the local volunteer fire department.
With doors at the Hog Heaven Party Barn — located on W. Highway 80 — set to open Saturday at 7 p.m., Goondock Saints founder Clay “Goonie” Vickers said the show will offer those attending a chance to relax and enjoy some big-city humor.