April 4th, 2011
A whole lot of trash makes a huge success.
Saturday was the Don't Mess With Texas annual Trash Off. The turnout included more young people than in past years, according to Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons.
â€śThis year was a huge success, especially because of the youth,â€ť said Simmons, member of Keep Big Spring Beautiful, which sponsored the event locally.
Big Spring High School will send a dozen or more students to University Interscholastic League Region I Academic Contest, set for April 15-16 on the Texas Tech University campus.Students advanced from the District 5-3A contest last week.
Spring cleaning will take on a whole new scope in the Crossroads area Saturday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to spruce up the community during the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off.
“Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which has each state scheduled for a clean-up from March 1 through May 31,” said longtime Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons. “So, Texas always works on the first Saturday in April unless Easter falls on that week-end.
Progress reports — all positive — dominated a meeting of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation this week.
Board members received an update from Howard College representative Kinsey Hansen concerning a technical program curriculum started in late 2009.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ AMANDA NICOLE EDMONDSON, 22, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired license plate, failure to appear (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ JOHN MICHAEL EDMONDSON, 38, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license invalid, assault â€“ family violence (two counts and criminal mischief.
Eloise Fain Watkins, 90, of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Joey Bacon, the Rev. Gene Jones and the Rev. Gary Bacon. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Robert F. Cathcart, 76, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in a local hospital. Private services will be held.
Manuela M. Hernandez, 90, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Baseball â€” Big Spring at Andrews, 7 p.m.
Baseball â€” Western Texas at Howard College (DH), noon.
Baseball â€” Colorado City at Forsan, 7 p.m.
Softball â€” Big Spring vs. Alpine (at Monahans), 5 p.m.
Softball â€” Midland College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m.
Softball â€” Colorado City at Forsan, 6:30 p.m.
Track â€” Big Spring boys and girls at Indian Relays, Seminole.
Tennis â€” Big Spring at Snyder tournament.
Tennis â€” Forsan at Wink tournament.
COLORADO CITY — Finding the right words may get them somewhere.
At least that's what Colorado City City Manager Pete Kampfer said at a press conference here Wednesday morning concerning 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, who has been missing since Dec. 27.
“We certainly want to locate Hailey,” Kampfer said. “At this point we want to find Hailey and we have to do something to get us to a new level.”