April 6th, 2011
Bobby Sumner, 62, of Big Spring died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Martin County Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, at Life Church with Pastor Clint Collins officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
A Howard County man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Daystar Residential Treatment Center in Manvel amid claims his teenage son was restrained and later died at the facility, which was already under heavy scrutiny from the state.
Michael Owens, 16, was pronounced dead at a Houston hospital Nov. 5, 2010, after struggling with staff members at the residential treatment center, where the boy had been a patient since March 2010.
A business located in the Big Spring Mall looking to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages had its request put on hold by county officials Tuesday, due to delinquent taxes owed by the owner of the mall facility.
County Judge Mark Barr, who was expected to make a judgment on whether or not to allow BSM Ice Cream and Coffee Shop to acquire a license to sell alcoholic beverages through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, said he is giving the company that owns the mall 30 days to pay its back taxes before he will rule on the matter.
For the third year in a row, Scenic Mountain Medical Centerâs April Healthy Woman event will be held in conjunction with the Big Spring Health Fair, scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
The Healthy Woman Advisory Council invites the public to take advantage of the many free screenings being offered by Health Fair vendors.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ DANIEL LEE NOGGLER, 39, of 101 Moore Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.
â¢ RANDY TIMOTHY ORTEGA, 33, of 704 S. Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
â¢ RICHARD GENE ARMSTRONG, 32, of 203 Merrick Rd., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to appear.
SWEETWATER â The Big Spring Lady Steers rode the hitting of Jillian Valle and the pitching of Valerie Ross to a 5-1 victory over Sweetwater in District 5-3A softball action Tuesday night.
The Lady Steers plated four runs in the top of the first inning and Ross and the BSHS defense made the lead stand up. Ross went the distance for Big Spring, scattering eight hits while striking out six and walking three. Taylor McCoy took the loss for Sweetwater.
COAHOMA â The race for the third baseball playoff spot from District 3-2A can't get much tighter.
The Forsan Buffaloes moved into a tie with Coahoma for third place in the district baseball race by knocking off the Bulldogs, 8-3, here Tuesday night.
The Buffaloes were led by the pitching duo of Dylan Lowery and Peyton Parker, who combined to scatter eight Coahoma hits. Lowery took the win, while Parker pitched two innings of scoreless relief for the save.
Coahoma starter Kaleb McAdams was tagged with the loss.
COAHOMA â The Forsan Lady Buffaloes have a specific script for success they must follow this softball season.
Unlike the past two state championship teams, this year's squad is not packed with star power and therefore has a smaller margin of error. To succeed, their coach said, the Lady Buffs have to combine good defense with timely hitting and throw in a pinch of pitching if they are going to have any chance of duplicating their past success.
So far, so good.
Kaci Smith has finally found her rhythm and for the second week in a row brought home the first place prize in barrel racing this past weekend at the Western Texas College rodeo in Snyder.
Smith scorched times of 13.64 in the long round and a 13.80 in the short, which was enough for the first place finish in the average.
âKaci is doing a great job,â said Greg Kernick, Howard College rodeo coach. âShe just needs to keep going fast and weâll see her at he national finals.â
Howard County commissioners will meet with an Austin attorney in a special meeting Wednesday to discuss redistricting within the county's four precincts, a process made necessary by the latest census results.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the 2010 Census identified some areas within the county where the population has become unbalanced, an issue the court will be expected to resolve by shifting precinct lines.