March 16th, 2011
It's time for snakes ... and other varmints.
This year, the 47th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup has an addition to the festivities — the Ambucs Area Wide Varmint and Hog Hunt. For those wanting to take part in the Varmint and hog hunt, teams are limited to four members and the registration fee is $125 per team and category. There will be winners, determined by number of animals and weight, in both categories. T
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SHANE EDDIE ANDERSON, 39, of 806 E. 18th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
â€˘ SALENA MARIE TAYLOR, 31, of 1005 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to identify as a fugitive from justice â€“ giving false information, speeding and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ AMBER RAY ALEXANDER, 31, of 1907 S. Runnels, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
Dolores â€śDosieâ€ť Pearce, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at her sonâ€™s residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Ed Wilkerson, 87, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Arkansas. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
A quick lesson from Baseball 101: When your pitcher throws strikes, the game becomes a lot easier.
Two varying examples of this rule were on display during the Big Spring Steers' doubleheader vs. San Angelo Lake View Tuesday afternoon. In game one, both the Steers and the Chiefs had trouble finding the strike zone and the end result was a 13-12 marathon win for the Steers. In the nightcap, however, Big Spring pitcher Jacob Acosta consistently got ahead of the opposing batters and the Steers cruised to a relatively easy 7-3 victory.
Big Spring voters will get the chance to weigh in on proposed term limits during municipal elections in May, however, the length of the limits is still up in the air, according to city officials, thanks to conflicts in the amendment's wording.
The Big Spring City Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Monday evening to have the amendment — which was driven by a recent petition spearheaded by the local Concerned Citizens Council — placed on the ballot.
The May race for the District 3 seat on the Big Spring City Council got a last minute candidate Monday, as Shannon Thomason — chairman of the local Concerned Citizens Council — tossed his political hat in the ring.
Most recently, Thomason ran unsuccessfully for the mayor's seat on the council in 2010, garnering 153 ballots — 5.34 percent — in his bid for the position. Thomason also ran for the mayoral seat in 2007, losing to longtime mayor Russ McEwen with 467 ballots, accounting for approximately 23 percent of the vote.
Time to get healthy.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce 29th Annual Health Fair is set for 8 a.m until noon Saturday, April 9. The health fair will take place at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
This year the theme is “Sowing the seeds to good health.” Booth reservation is $100 though March 25 — the final day to reserve space for the event.
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James B. Drake, 69, of Big Spring died Monday, March 14, 2011, in an Odessa hospice facility. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Chaplain Cherise Felty officiating.
Benjamin F. Deanda Jr., 46, of Midland died Friday, March 11, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.