November 24th, 2010
Most municipal and school operations will shut down for the Thanksgiving weekend, officials announced.
Except for emergency services, City of Big Spring offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. This includes trash collection and landfill operations. Offices will resume normal operations Monday.
The same holds true for Howard County offices, which will close at 3 p.m. today and remain closed through the weekend. These include the library and senior center. Emergency services will remain open, officials said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ EDWARD JOSEPH BATEMAN, 20, of 2513 Chanute, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to appear (four counts), speeding, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ ERICKA KRYSTLE GONZALEZ, 20, of 1605 Kentucky Way, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 600 block of W. Interstate Highway 20.
In the 1900 block of E. FM 700.
By the middle of the third quarter, the Big Spring womenâ€™s basketball sideline couldnâ€™t be any more excited and Steer Gym couldnâ€™t be any louder.
Merkel was ahead the whole game until a Valerie Ross steal in between two Mackenzie Stone 3-pointers gave Big Spring its first lead of the night against Merkel at 35-34.
Things didnâ€™t stay that way for the Lady Steers, though.
Funeral services for Fred Irven Franklin, 55, of Brownwood will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Liebrum officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at Jenkins Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday.
Sibyl N. North, 88, of Stanton died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Wini Patterson of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Craig Holstedt, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Lillian E. Gray, 95, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa with the Rev. Sharon Wiese officiating and her great-grandson, Joshua Bishop, assisting.
Garry Leon Sikes, 66, of Florida, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in Florida. No services are planned.
Following the dirt road as it wandered through the deer lease was to be surprised by the occasional stock tank and pond hidden by the hilly terrain. By checking these oases, the driver could tell by footprints and scat the critters that had come to water.
As he had looked out over a large reservoir the previous week, he had seen a large flock of seagulls. While some searched the shoreline for insects, others relished floating on the surface
As city officials continue efforts to bring revisions to the municipality's charter to local voters in May, many area residents may be asking themselves with one very important question: what are initiatives and referendums?
Brought to the Big Spring City Council by newly-elected Mayor Tommy Duncan, the city staff has been asked to research the possible use of term limits, initiatives and referendums in the Crossroads area.