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March 27th

Joint law enforcement center on commissioners' agenda

March 27, 2011

Howard County commissioners are expected discuss a proposed joint law enforcement center that would house the sheriff's office and city police department during their Monday meeting, as the county looks to move forward with the project.

Members of the Big Spring City Council recently held a meeting alongside Howard County commissioners to present the proposed center — which would be located at the newly built county jail, located on W. Highway 80 — to the public.

Elrod's closing temporarily to repair storm damage

March 27, 2011

While the downpour of rain received by the Crossroads area March 18 helped with the ongoing drought, at least one Big Spring business came up short during the storm.

Officials with Elrod's Furniture announced this week the local business would be closing its doors — temporarily — to make repairs caused by the storm, which caused extensive damage through the retail business.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 27, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday.
• DAWN CHERIE HARTFIELD, 38, of 2509 Gunter, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• BARNEY KIP EDENS, 31, of 605 Linda Lane, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired license plate, expired motor vehicle inspection certification.
• PETER MARCELLO ROGERS, 27 of 3007 Collins, was arrested Friday on three warrants from other agencies, failure to appear and failed to maintain financial responsibility.

Earl Bohannan

March 27, 2011

Earl Bohannan, 85, of Big Spring, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Calvary Callender, pastor, and the Rev. Keith Weaver, pastor of East Fourth Street Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Wilma Arree Allen Marlow

March 27, 2011

Wilma Arree Allen Marlow, 81, of Big Spring died Friday, March 25, 2011. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Dean Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Bess Delores Wagner-Ray

March 27, 2011

Bess Delores Wagner-Ray, 93, passed away March 23, 2011. A celebration of her life will be held for the family at a later date. The Family requests memorial to Meals on Wheels, Free Wheelchair Mission or your favorite charity.

Lady Steers tracksters dominate at Andrews meet

March 27, 2011

ANDREWS — The Big Spring Lady Steers are making a name for themselves as the 2011 track and field season continues.

The Lady Steers continued a strong season-long performance by claiming first place at the Max Goldsmith Relays in Andrews Friday.

Big Spring scored 193 points to easily win the varsity girls' division, out-pacing runner-up Andrews by almost 70 points.

The team's relays set the tone for the meet, as Big Spring swept all three events.

Lady Steers, Steers fall at Brownwood

March 27, 2011

BROWNWOOD — Generosity has its limits.

The Big Spring Lady Steers gave up seven unearned runs, which was more than the Brownwood Lady Lions needed en route to an 8-2 win in District 5-3A softball action Friday night.

Brownwood was clinging to a 2-1 lead when it exploded for six unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to salt away the game.

Valerie Ross took the loss for Big Spring, which fell to 13-15 overall and 1-2 in district play.

Monday sports calendar

March 27, 2011

Golf — Big Spring boys at District 5-3A tournament, Brownwood.
Softball — Denver City at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Softball — Forsan at Lubbock Roosevelt, 6:30 p.m.
Baseball — Denver City at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Baseball — Forsan at Lubbock Roosevelt, 7 p.m.

March 25th

Rattler roundup this weekend

March 25, 2011

It's time for slithery, hissing creatures to take over the fairgrounds.

The 47th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup and Arts and Crafts Show and Flea Market is set for this weekend. The roundup will once again take place at the Howard County Fair Barns and feature professional snake handlers.

The snake shows, demonstrations and races begin at 10 a.m. and last until 6 p.m., on Saturday. Sunday the doors will be open from noon to 5 p.m. The arts and crafts show will run during the same time as the roundup.

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