Archive - Mar 12, 2012
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JIMMY DEAN HOLLEY, 29, of Archer City, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 42, of 800 Lancaster, was arrested Sunday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
â€˘ ABEL ERIVES, 48, of 2636 CRC 2330 in Stanton, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
Leon Presley Smith, 66, of Brady, Texas, died March 10, 2012, at his residence. Visitation was held Monday, March 12, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Rolland Nelson, 91, of Pampa, Texas, formerly Big Spring, Texas, and Arkadelphia, Ark,, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He was born Aug. 27, 1920, the son of John Davis and Hattie Golder Nelson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Trinity Temple Assembly of God Church in Arkadelphia.
Albert â€śTomateâ€ť Mendoza, 67, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Snakes alive! Snake, rattle and roll. For goodness snakes! OK, OK, enough of the bad puns.
It's coming, though, the 48th Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup, put on by the American Business Club (AMBUCS).
The venue is the Howard County Fair Barns, March 24-25. The snakes will be in the east-most barn, with the entry barn reserved for a free arts and crafts show.
The use of plastic grocery bags could have its days numbered in the city of Big Spring, as the city council is expected to begin discussions on the use â€” and possible elimination â€” of the items.
According to City Manager Gary Fuqua, the council will discuss the matter during its Tuesday night meeting, but no action will take place, at least not at this time.
By AMANDA MORENO
The train is coming.
Big Spring Rail System, operated by Transport Handling Specialists, is one of 12 rail line projects across the United States receiving funding from the Federal Railroad Administration Rail Line Relocation and Improvement grant program.
The Howard College softball team showed some rust from a long layoff in the first game of its doubleheader with Clarendon College Sunday, but rebounded in the nightcap to earn a split in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference opener for both teams Sunday afternoon.
Clarendon took the first game, 13-7, but Howard came back to take the second game by a 15-5 score.
The Hawks improved their record to 18-8 overall.
In the opener, Clarendon took advantage of ineffective Howard pitching to take the win.
LUBBOCK â€“ During Sunday's Region V men's basketball tournament championship, two of the best junior college teams in the nation showed what they could do.
Unfortunately for Howard College, the South Plains College Texans could do a little bit more.
Behind an outstanding shooting performance from guard Marshall Henderson, the Texans rallied from a first half deficit to claim the Region V title with an 84-74 victory at Lubbock Christian University's Rip Griffin Center.