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Archive - Mar 2013

March 9th

Hawks advance to championship

March 9, 2013

LUBBOCK — Two down, one to go. The Hawks started off strong in the semifinal round of the NJCAA Region V tournament Friday at the Rip Griffin Center against conference foe Odessa College — who Howard dispatched twice already this season — but the Wranglers battled back to give the Hawks a scare before a strong second half showing by the seven-foot Goran Huskic, who keyed the Hawks' 71-56 win.

Hoops, Dreams and Goals returning to coliseum

March 9, 2013

The Ninth Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2013 competition is set for March 22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

“Hoops, Dreams and Goals is an exhilarating event we use to celebrate Intellectual and developmental disabilities awareness month and to kickoff our spring to coincide with all the March Madness Basketball Tournaments going on across the nation,” said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.

“It’s just a fun event that brings our entire community together and gives our athletes a chance at some friendly competition.”

Police blotter 3-10

March 9, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• DANIEL RIOS, 26, was arrested on a warrant for theft over $50/under $500.
• GUS WAYNE JACOBS, 55, 3111 S. Anderson Road, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
• ALEXIS NICOLE PARKS, 17, 3228 Cornell, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.
• DONTAE RENELL CARR, 31, 3006 Cherokee, was arrested on charges of failure to give identifying information and possession of marijuana.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 68, 1512 Wood, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

David 'Shorty' Barr

March 9, 2013

David "Shorty" Barr, died at his home in Vincent, Texas, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Funeral services will be at Vincent Baptist Church Monday, March 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Walter McCall, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Vincent Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arnulfo 'Shorty' Hernandez

March 9, 2013

Arnulfo “Shorty” Hernandez, 63, of Coahoma died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Coahoma Cemetery.

Wayne Henry

March 9, 2013

Wayne Henry, 74, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 9, 2013. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Ina Stewart

March 9, 2013

Ina Stewart, 86, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 9, 2013 in an Odessa hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

March 7th

Howard College tuition rates competitive, survey shows

March 7, 2013

Despite years of increasing pressure to tap local sources of revenue for its financing, Howard College tuition fees remain competitive compared to other community colleges in this area.

A Texas Association of Community College survey of tuition fees charged by West Texas junior colleges for the Spring 2013 semester shows Howard to be near the bottom of the scale, at least where in-district and in-state students are concerned.

Kiwanis pancake supper Friday

March 7, 2013

Flipping for flapjacks? Begging for bacon? Swooning for sausage?

If that's the case, the Kiwanis Club of Big Spring has a deal for you.
The club's annual Pancake Supper is scheduled for Friday evening at Howard College's cafeteria and you can eat your fill of the above-mentioned food items for only $6.

Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the college cafeteria, located inside the student union building.

Tickets can be purchased at the door Friday or in advance at the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce or from any Kiwanis Club member.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-7

March 7, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSE DEJESUS BURCIAGA, 29, of 1443 Hilltop, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of failure to report change of address/name.
• MARK ANTHONY CHAVERA, 24, of 1502 Chickasaw, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• PAUL EUGENE MERRELL, 59, of 1105 Stanford, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.

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