Archive - Mar 2012
LUBBOCK - The Howard College Hawks jumped out to an early double-digit lead and held on to defeat Odessa College, 73-59, in the semifinals of the Region V Men's Junior College Basketball Tournament at Lubbock Christian University Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Hawks will face No. 1-ranked South Plains College at 2 p.m. Sunday for the Region V championship.
The tournament winner qualifies for the national junior college tournament later this month in Hutchinson, Kan.
A long-standing family business has shut its doors after 52 years.
Hermanâs Restaurant, located at 1601 S. Gregg, no longer displays their daily special on the sign outside, instead it simply reads ââFor Sale.â
âThereâs not much of a story as to why we are closing,â said Homer Wilkerson, Hermanâs Restaurant owner. ââIâm 73 years old and among other factors it had just reached a point where it became too big of a challenge.â
Hermanâs had come to be a place that held many memories, not only for the family but also for residents of Big Spring.
The good news: The energy boom is providing jobs and a better economy throughout West Texas, including the Crossroads area.
The bad news: The heavy trucks are taking a toll on county roads.
âItâs one of your better problems to have, but itâs a problem, nonetheless,â said County Judge Mark Barr, who plans to address the situation with Howard County Commissioners Court members Monday.
âAt some point in time, the roads will have to be repaired, so weâre going to address that. Itâs time,â said Barr.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â˘ BEVERLY RYNEL ARMSTRONG, 50, of 821 W. Eighth, was arrested Friday on charges of display fictitious license plate and warrant from other agency.
â˘ STEVE ALLAN HANNABASS, 54, of 5104 Dawson Rd, was arrested Friday on a warrant for theft of more than $1,500 two or more convictions any theft/all other (two counts).
â˘ JEREMY JED FELTS, 33, of 1411 Virginia was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
The Texas Ethics Commission has begun an investigation into a complaint by a local resident that a trio of Big Spring City Council members accepted illegal campaign donations while running for municipal office.
According to reports filed with TEC, complaints have been filed against Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez and District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan by local resident Joyce Crooker.
Law enforcement officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office euthanized one horse and seized nearly a dozen others from a home in the 100 block of Carey this week after they acted on a citizen complaint the animals weren't being properly cared for.
Sheriff Stan Parker said deputies responded to a complaint Wednesday at a home located just past the city limits.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ ANDREW JOHN ROSENBERG, 40, of 303 E. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â˘ JUAN ANTONIO SALAZAR, 18, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â˘ SERGIO DAVID ALVAREZ, 23, of 606 Steakley, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of controlled substance between one and four grams and possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces in a drug free zone.
Toni Barron Choate of Midland, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, March 3, 2012, at the age of 73. She was a lifelong resident of Big Spring before moving to Midland in 2005. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1001 Goliad, Big Spring. The Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris of St. Mary's, Fr. Tom Finne of Christ Church of Midland and the Rev. Katie Churchwell of Washington, D.C., will officiate. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Parish Hall until 4 p.m.
Bruce Thomas, 63, of Big Spring died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. A celebration of Bruceâs life will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Marvin Boyles Auto Service, 102 Young, next to Southwest Tool. Friends are asked to bring one food item.
Billy Charles Davis, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Oak Crest Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation with Mr. Davisâ family will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd.