October 17th, 2011
A change of guard will take place when the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation holds its monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the chamber of commerce board room.
â€śOn top of our routine business, we will be installing two new members and go through the election of officers,â€ť said Terry Wegman, BSEDC executive director. Incoming board members Scott MacKenzie, an officer at Americ an State Bank, and Jim DePauw, a CPA and Howard College professor, will be installed. Outgoing members Larry McLellan and Glenn Fillingim will be recognized and board elections will be held.
Family of the Year is a designation Baylor and Jamie Walker of Garden City never expected to receive, but they are honored, none the less.
The Walkers have been named the Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas Family of the Year for this area.
â€śWe can think of many other families in Howard and Glasscock counties that are much more deserving,â€ť Jamie Walker said.
The Walkers have three children, Shawn, Lyndee and Mason. The family has been a part of the Garden City community for 12 years as well as members of First Presbyterian Church.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ANDY LOPEZ, 36, of Garland, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ JAMEY SCOTT JOHNSON, 48, transient, was arrested Sunday on charges of criminal trespass and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â€˘ DANIEL VERA FLORES, 43, of 907 E. 15th St., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1400 block of S. Birdwell Lane.
SWEETWATER â€” The Big Spring Steers changed their offensive attack early in Friday night's district game in Sweetwater, but were unable to come up with a different result, as they fall to the Mustangs 28-6.
Garrett Stuteville hit Toby Rodgers on a 23-yard touchdown pass at the halfway point of the fourth quarter for Big Spring's only points, as the Black and Gold fall to 0-8 on the season.
Sweetwater was treated to a different looking offense than they might have expected early in the game, as Steers' sophomore Devin Roberson started at the quarterback position for Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the followingactivity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ CARLOS RENE GARCIA, 33, of 600 S. Bell, was arrested Friday on warrants for failed to maintain financial responsibility and theft less than $50/shoplifting.
â€˘ JAMEY SCOTT JOHNSON, 48, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication with three prior convictions.
FORSAN â€” Area 2A football fans could not have asked for a better game than the one played in Forsan Friday night. Both teams were undefeated in district play, setting the stage for a battle for all the marbles. When it was over, the Coahoma Bulldogs took a 23-22 victory home, advancing to a 4-0 district record, while the Buffaloes fall to 2-1.
After Justin Coker scored for the Bulldogs and then caught a pass from Tanner Ruiz for the two-point conversion, Forsan responded with 13 first quarter points of their own.
SWEETWATER â€” Cora Lee Jernigan, 85, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater and Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with interment to follow at the Sweetwater Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Cora was born Jan. 24, 1926. She married Ollie Brint â€śShortyâ€ť Jernigan on Dec. 2, 1941, in Burnet County, Texas.
She is survived by three sons, Chester Jernigan of Goldsboro, Texas, Johnny Jernigan of Tuscola, Texas, and Buster Jernigan of Chicago, Texas.
To you or me, a block of wood is a block of wood â€” but to one of the Mustang Draw Woodcarverâ€™s Club members, itâ€™s a work of art waiting to happen.
The club will hold its annual Show and Sale beginning Monday at Dora Roberts Community Center. There, you can purchase almost any kind of artwork done in wood. And, if you have the hankering, you can learn a thing or two about the craft yourself.
As part of the annual exhibition, club members will hold classes from Monday to Thursday on various forms of woodcarving, ranging from beginnerâ€™s work to more advanced art.
Big Spring Independent School District officials apparently will not accept an unacceptable rating for their schools.
Student improvement plans for all campuses which received an â€śacademically unacceptableâ€ť rating from the Texas Education Agency will highlight tonightâ€™s meeting of the BSISD Board of Trustees, which begins at 5:15 p.m. in the high school board room.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, of 301 State St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of burglary of a vehicle.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF HABITATION was reported in the 2500 block of Carol Drive.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 400 block of N. Gregg Street.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1500 block of Wood Street.
In the 3600 block of W. Hwy 80.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1400 block of N. Hwy 87.