January 23rd, 2011
It has been a long road from dream to reality for the Howard County Health Clinic.
The clinic, which has suffered more stops and starts than metropolitan rush hour traffic, will soon become reality, thanks to an outpouring of private and public support.
The latest push the clinic received came when it received $150,000 from the Big Spring Economic Development Corp. to help with renovation of the clinic's future home at 1300 Gregg. Clinic officials and BSEDC representatives put their signatures on the formal agreement Friday morning.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
âą PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, 1601 Stadium, was arrested on a warrant for public intoxication and failure to appear.
âą CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, 1700 S. Runnels, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
âą JIMMY DEWAYNE TINNEY, 42, San Angelo, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
Lucille King, 85, of Coahoma, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Funeral services for Quin G. Martin, Jr., 78, of Alba and formerly of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11 a.m, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Hiettâs LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point, with graveside honors to follow at 2:15 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Mary Alice Anderson, 85, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her residence. Private family services will be held at a later date.
It is with grateful hearts that we celebrate the life and death of Charlene Birdwell. Mom began this life's journey on Sept. 7, 1930, the only child of Maudie and Charlie Smith, in Sweetwater; and completed it in Big Spring on Jan. 20, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Big Spring, with the Right Rev. Scott Mayer, bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas, the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the Rev. Bill Wright, retired priest and close friend, officiating.
Apparently, the Big Spring Lady Steers made up their minds in practice Wednesday they werenât going to fall to 0-4 in District 5-3A play.
Whatever was said then, it definitely gave Big Spring a much-needed spark as the Lady Steers upended Snyder 59-53 Friday in Steer Gym.
âWe were just determined,â BSHS center Cerbi Ritchey said. âIn practice on Wednesday, we decided âHey, weâre tired of this and this isnât our team. So weâre going to practice hard and weâre going to play hard.â So we did. We played like we practiced this week and it really paid off.â
One thing Big Spring boysâ basketball coach Cliff Thompson noticed in the Steersâ 85-49 win over Snyder Friday was how packed the gym was
Maybe the newly-ranked No. 24 Steers are getting a little bit more attention than they thought they would at this point in the season.
Using just a few dollars of materials and an age-old idea, Sabrina Gonzalez designed a system that just might keep birds out of harm's way when they're passing near wind turbine farms.
Gonzalez's simple, yet elegant, solution to a problem that's been perplexing wind farm proponents was named the overall winner at the Big Spring Independent School District's annual Science Fair, held Thursday at Dora Roberts Community Center.
Howard College athletic director Britt Smith has announced the forfeit of two men's basketball games because the Hawks inadvertently played an ineligible player in the Mesa Shootout over the winter break.
The forfeits change the Hawks' overall record from 15-3 to 13-5. They are 3-1 in conference play in the western zone of Region 5.
"The player's eligibility has since been re-established and he has returned to the team. The eligibility issue was a communication error within the athletic department and the student athlete was not at fault," Smith said.