Archive - May 24, 2011
Who says $21 million doesn't buy anything anymore?
As contractors reach the final phases of Howard College's $21 million campus renovation, officials are taking pride in the fact they were able to deliver on every project they envisioned.
In fact, they've done even more than originally planned.
Howard County commissioners approved a contract with Lubbock County Monday morning that would serve as a type of “insurance policy.”
The annual contract — which costs the county approximately $14,000 — secures Howard County a regional public defender necessary to try a capital murder case.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the county has participated in the program during the past three years, and while $14,000 certainly isn't loose change, it's a pittance compared to what a capital murder case could cost the county.
Howard County drivers passing by Mt. Olive Cemetery on Texas Highway 350 may not have noticed the latest addition to the stone entrance gate, but the metal medallion mounted on the left side is the third step in the historic preservation of the cemetery.
Grady Independent School District has announced its 2011 valedictorian and salutatorian.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRISTINA LEANN GARZA, 27, of 1902 Mittel, was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ RICHARD HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ, 46, of 805 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on charges of assault â€“ family violence and criminal mischief.
â€˘ JIMMY ENRIQUE ALATORRE, 20, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 66, was arrested Monday on a charge of injury to a child â€“ serious bodily injury.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 1300 block of E. 11th Place.
ROTAN â€” Ila Ozella (Tolan) Rivers, 95, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Kent County Nursing Home in Jayton. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
Loren Dean Scobee, 53, of Big Spring died Monday, May 23, 2011, at his residence. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Victor H. Martinez Sr., 87, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Doralee M. Newell, 76, of Garden City died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.