February 8th, 2011
With barely a quorum, the Big Spring City Council approved a measure Tuesday night that could save the municipality thousands of dollars in the coming years on general obligation bonds.
The council — with members Stephanie Horton (District 1), Manuel Ramirez Jr. (District 2) and Terry Hansen (District 6) absent — approved the ordinance on a unanimous vote, giving the city administration the go-ahead to refinance bonds in an effort to take advantage of lower interest rates.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 21, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Monday on a charge of burglary of a habitation â€“ assault.
â€˘ TAMMIE KAY ROGERS, 30, of 3410 Sherrod, was arrested Monday on a warrant for disregarding a stop sign.
â€˘ KODY CHANCE JACKSON, 25, of 3217 Fenn, was arrested Monday on warrants for speeding, failure to appear (four counts), no inspection certificate, driving while license invalid and expired license plate.
Soaring in the emptiness of a winter sky, it had been seen for weeks. Spotted atop a weathered telephone pole, the large bird had been watched by a game warden as it searched the ground for any movement. Having seen it lift its prey as it flew away one afternoon, the officer was grateful to have shared a brief moment with such a magnificent being.
â€śRobert Lee,â€ť said the male voice when I asked again for a location through the static of his call. â€śWho?â€ť I asked. â€śNot who, but where,â€ť he jokingly replied.
Letha Margaret Nunley, 89, passed away Feb. 6, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, located at 7601 N. Grandview in Odessa. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Highway 80 in Odessa.
Vevagene "MeMa" Williams, 78, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Calvary Callender, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
SAN ANGELO â€” James P. Washburn, 72, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at his residence. Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 8 and 9, 2011, at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Pioneer Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home/Grape Creek.
George Ferguson, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Norma Nell Kelley, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Big Spring boys
Brownwood sent the wrong player to the line with 3.2 seconds left.
The Lions were clinging to a 49-48 lead when Luke Adams was fouled and sent to the charity stripe and at that point, it was just a matter of playing defense for three more seconds.
â€śI knew they were going in,â€ť Adams said of the late free throws. â€śWithout my teammates, it wouldnâ€™t have been possible.â€ť
Those two free throws did go in as Big Spring edged the Lions for a thrilling 50-49 win and Adams is right. The Steers wouldnâ€™t have been in position to win if it werenâ€™t for Dayvion Youngâ€™s late heroics.