February 18th, 2011
The Big Spring Fire Department has a shiny new weapon in it's arsenal of firefighting tools, adding a $100,000 brush truck to its fleet, compliments of the State Legislature.
According to BSFD spokesman Craig Ferguson, the truck — which is used to fight brush fires in areas fire engines are unable to reach — didn't cost the city of Big Spring a dime and represents a considerable step forward for the department.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘Â ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, of 1023 Stadium Avenue was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘Â PAUL WINSLOW ADAIR, 56, of 1549 SE 1000 in Andrews, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘Â RANDALL SCOTT MARTIN, 31, of 1419 Tucson, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
BONHAM â€” Funeral services for Samuel Marc Kilgore, age 63 of Bonham will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Boyd Baptist Church. The Rev. Adam Barker will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Willow Wild Cemetery with military honors rendered by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Mr. Kilgore passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at his home.
Larry Ray Bruns, age 58, departed this earth Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Odessa. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 6801 E Business 20, Odessa.
Rhonda Hardy, 45, of Big Spring died Feb. 15, 2011, In University Medical Center in Lubbock. Private memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Mary B. Hogg, 96, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Steven Paul Martinez, 59, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Big Spring girlsâ€™ track coach Nick Roberson canâ€™t hide the excitement when he talks about the team he has this year.
Thereâ€™s talent across the board and a good mix of youth and experience.
â€śOur expectations for our team this year are at the highest level,â€ť Roberson said. â€śI have one expectation for this team and thatâ€™s to be very successful. For years, Iâ€™ve been building. I havenâ€™t had any senior leadership or any leaders to speak up. Now my young ones have grown up, and Iâ€™ve got some young ones behind them.â€ť
Western Texas had nothing to play for in Thursdayâ€™s matchup against Howard College in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Sometimes those are the most dangerous teams.
The Hawksâ€™ comeback was a little too late as they fell to the Lady Westerners 55-53 in WJCAC action.
More importantly, the loss ties Howard with New Mexico Junior College for the fourth and final spot for the Region V Tournament. Both teams are at 5-5.
In an effort to make up for an anticipated budget shortfall, Big Spring public school officials are offering personnel a de facto early resignation bonus.
Any Big Spring Independent School District employee who announces his or her resignation prior to March 1 will receive a one-time payment of $1,000, BSISD Chief Financial Officer Sandra Waggoner said.