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Archive - Apr 19, 2012

One dead in house fire

April 19, 2012

A structure fire during the early morning hours today in the 600 block of N.W. Fifth Street claimed the life of an unidentified person. Law enforcement official are working to establish the cause of death and identity of the victim.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray, the victim — believed to be an adult male — was discovered inside the home, located at 603 N.W. Fifth St., just minutes after firefighters arrived on the scene.

Relay for Life set for Friday

April 19, 2012

Put on your purple and head to Blankenship Field on Friday afternoon. Howard and Glasscock County Relay For Life 2012 will take place from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Registered individuals will receive T-shirts and a $5 dinner coupon to be used at any of the team food vendors. The coupons are sponsored by the Hodnett Family in honor of Butch Hodnett.

Opening ceremonies will take place at 7:30 p.m. and the official first lap — the Survivors Lap — will take place at 8 p.m. A survivors reception will follow under the event tent.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID ALEGRIA, 27, of Corpus Christi, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• FRANK FIERRO JR., 64, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHRISTINA FUENTES, 32, of 2518 Albrook Circle, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• MATTHEW RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 410 S. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Edward 'Eddie' Rodriguez

April 19, 2012

Edward “Eddie” Rodriguez, 56, of Big Spring died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Vigil services will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Coahoma Cemetery.

Dan Whitaker

April 19, 2012

Dan Whitaker, 71, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in a local hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 25, 1940, in Littlefield, Texas. He farmed and ranched in the Vincent Community until 1980, when he moved to Nashville, Tenn. He returned to Big Spring in 2007.

Eunice Choate

April 19, 2012

Eunice Choate of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Ruben Earl Steadmon

April 19, 2012

Ruben Earl Steadmon, 87, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in a local nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Amos Johnson

April 19, 2012

Amos Johnson, 82, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Howard Hawk Noatala leads nation in JUCO homers

April 19, 2012

What wears red and black, leads the nation in home runs and can strike out three opposing batters in a row? If you are a fan of Howard College softball, you would know the answer is Olive Noatala.

Noatala, a sophomore at Howard College is leading the nation (yes, the nation), in National Junior College Athletic Association play with 26 dingers.

Three of them were hit Wednesday during a doubleheader at Foundation Field against Frank Phillips College. Noatala also produced nine RBIs on the day bringing her total for the season to 74 — also on the nation’s leaderboard.

Hawks soar past Plainsmen, Noatala hits walk-off grand slam

April 19, 2012

Spectators at Foundation Field not only saw a doubleheader Wednesday at which the Howard College Hawk softball squad trounced Frank Phillips College 11-3 the first game and 12-0 the second, but were also treated to a homerun display — eight to be exact — by Hawk batters including a walk-off grand slam by the NJCAA home run leader, Olive Noatala, which ended the first game in dramatic fashion.

After falling behind 2-0 to the Plainsmen early in Game One, the HC hitting engine apparently just needed to warm up a little before cranking out the runs.

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