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April 13th, 2011

Water use restrictions coming

April 13, 2011

As expected, Big Spring City Council approved final reading of a water conservation plan Tuesday night, as well as first reading of a resolution enacting Stage 3 of the plan, which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent.

The council approved both measures on unanimous votes in hopes of bringing the current water shortage in West Texas to the forefront of Crossroads consumers' minds.

World for Children hopes to create foster families

April 13, 2011

A World For Children is doing its best to ensure that every child knows a loving, safe world.

The organization's focus is on establishing foster families for children who are in situations of abuse or neglect.

“We license foster parents,” said Carey Hartin, case management supervisor. “We believe in open hearts and open homes. We are looking for those who will help, love and take care of them until they are ready to go to the next step, whether that be back home or get adopted.”

Candidate debate: Who will show?

April 13, 2011

As Thursday's debate for candidates vying for the District 1 and District 3 seats on the Big Spring City Council nears, organizers with the political event say it's still unclear which political hopefuls will be participating.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FORTUNATO BARRIENTES JR., 17, of 1501 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• ISAAC DANIEL PLATT, 22, of 200 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia, failure to appear and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

Sidney T. Clark

April 13, 2011

Sidney T. Clark, 86, of Big Spring died Monday, April 11, 2011, at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.

BSHS in thick of things at district track meet

April 13, 2011

SNYDER — The Big Spring High School girls are in first place and the boys stand in second after the first day of the District 5-3A track meet in Snyder Tuesday.

Paced by Jaycee Williams' first place finish in the 3,200 meter run, the Lady Steers currently lead the district meet with 37 points after four events, one point ahead of second place Abilene Wylie. Brownwood is currently third with 33 points.

Williams won the ,3200 in a time of 12 minutes, 38.62 seconds while Kristen Rush of Wylie was second in a time of 12:43.73. BSHS' Chelsea Torres was sixth in a time of 13:27.51.

Tuesday roundup: Buffs rout Denver City

April 13, 2011

DENVER CITY — The Forsan Buffaloes broke open a tight game in the fifth inning to claim an 18-5 win over Denver City in District 3-2A baseball action Tuesday.

The Buffs were clinging to a 6-5 lead in the fifth before they exploded for 12 runs, powered in large part by Foster Burchett's grand slam home run, to end the game via the mercy rule.

Burchett went 3-for-3 at the plate with five RBI, while his brother Trevor was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Zane Herrin also had a good day at the plate, going 3-for-4 while driving in two runs.

April 12th

Soaring fuel prices cloud budget plans

April 12, 2011

Howard County officials began fiscal planning for the coming year Monday with a budget workshop, as commissioners and department heads continue to look cautiously toward the state legislature.

County Judge Mark Barr and county commissioners met with Eddy Jameson, road and bridge administrator for the county, Monday to discuss the coming year and possible budgetary challenges facing the government agency.

'Son of a Farmer' book signing set

April 12, 2011

Nobody better to talk farming than a farmer.

Eric Herm, author of “Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth” and a fourth-generation farmer, will be at the Heritage Museum for a book signing and presentation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

“It's not just a book signing,” Herm said. “It's something that everyone — farmers and non-farmers — should attend. It's for anyone concerned with what we are doing.”

Barking dog alerts family to fire

April 12, 2011

Investigators believe the fire that destroyed a couple's home west of Elbow during the early morning hours today was caused by an electrical short in or near a dryer.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said the fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m. at a home located in the 6800 block of W. FM 818.

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