August 23rd, 2011
The Lady Steers were back on the court in this weekend, participating in the annual tournament in Granbury. The Big Spring representatives went 2-2 Friday and then 1-1 Saturday, putting any hopes of bring hardware home out of their reach.
Big Spring fell to Grace Prep by scores of 24-26 and 15-25. Cerbi Ritchey and Morgan Seaton each had seven assists for Big Spring and combined for eight digs, 12 kills and 1 block.
Under a clear sky and the watchful eyes of the Fort Stockton coaching staff, the Big Spring Steers put up an impressive display Friday night at Memorial Stadium during their last scrimmage game of the 2011 campaign.
Big Spring sixth-graders are moving up in the world.
Of all the changes that will take place at Big Spring Independent School District this school year — which begins Monday — the one that gains the most notice is all the construction projects going on at campus sites around town. But another change, this one not quite as noticeable, is the addition of sixth-graders to the junior high school population.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County announced its goal for the 2012 campaign Saturday night at the Boots and Bling event held at the Big Spring Country Club.
This year the 23-member-board is aiming to reach a goal of $275,000. Last year the goal was set at $250,000 and, through the help of board members and contributions from the community, was surpassed.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ EDUARDO RAMIREZ GALLARDO, 51, of 806 Ohio, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated (open container) â€“ third or more offense.
â€¢ STEVEN RANDEL O'BRIEN, 49, of 2606 Hunter, was arrested Saturday on a charge of terroristic threats.
â€¢ ARL A. LINGER, 63, of New Mexico, was arrested Saturday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€¢ SAMMY FERRELL, 49, of 509 N. Johnson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
Nita Ellison, 58, of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
SAN ANGELO â€” L.D. Whitton Sr., 75, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Visitation was held Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, with family present from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2011, at Edmund Blvd. Baptist Church with burial to follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Garden. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way.
Dorothy Stripling, 81, of Big Spring, died Monday, August 22, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
Howard College trustees are expected to formally approve the budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union buildingâ€™s Tumbleweed Room.
College officials have crafted a $36.6 million budget, which is almost $1.5 million less than the previous year. That decrease reflects both a loss of state revenue and the completion of bond-related renovation projects during the past few months.
Howard County commissioners are expected to sign off on an agreement to help pay maintenance and utility costs at Big Spring State Park when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
The state park was caught in the wave of budget cuts coming out of Austin earlier this year and is in serious need of operating funds, officials said.
In response, county and city officials have crafted an interlocal agreement in which the two entities will contribute $10,000 each to help keep the park up and running.