Archive - 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.
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE DEJESUS BURCIAGA, 29, of 1443 Hilltop, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of failure to report change of address/name.
â€˘ MARK ANTHONY CHAVERA, 24, of 1502 Chickasaw, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PAUL EUGENE MERRELL, 59, of 1105 Stanford, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
Betty Valiquette, 71, of Midland died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel with Danny Bisvee officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the funeral home.
COAHOMA â€” It was a tough season for the young Bulldogette hoops squad (4-11, 1-4), but like many other Crossroads area sports teams, they are young and full of promise.
And that's not just coachspeak either. Three CHS basketball players were selected to represent the school and they are all underclassmen â€” a good sign of things to come, according to Head Girls Basketball Coach Paul Hartman.
Think you have what it takes to be a storm spotter?
Area residents can find out March 21, as the National Weather Service will present its annual Skywarn class at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers â€” located at 307 E. Fourth St.
Though the Crossroads area enjoyed a rather tame weather last year, officials with the National Weather Service say the Boy Scout mantra is one to live by: Always be prepared.
Eight Big Spring Independent School District students are heading for the state science fair, thanks to superior performances at regional competition in Odessa this past weekend.
Brittany Tan, Haley Jenkins, Chloe Bustamante, Oscar Alvarado, Trinady Joslin, Ranen Wilson and Kylie Palmer from Big Spring Junior High School, along with Rebecca Evans from Big Spring High School earned a spot in the state science fair, which will be held later this month in San Antonio.
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (Note: there were 77 prisoners in the county jail at the time of this report):
â€˘ JOE ANTHONY VILLARREAL, 26, was jailed on charges of criminal mischief and impairing/interrupting public service.
â€˘ BRANDON DENNIS OLIVETTI, was jailed on a sentence for criminal trespass.
â€˘ LOUIS BUTLER EVANS, 59, was jailed on a sentence for possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ ANTONIO PENA JR., 29, was jailed on warrants for bail jumping and failure to appear.
Ophelia Click, 99, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring, died Monday March 4, 2013, at Garrison Care Center in Lubbock. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Trinity Memorial Park with Minister Greg Surles, of 11th and Birdwell Church of Christ, officiating.
The Rev. William Thomas Vaughn Sr., better known as â€śPapa Vaughn,â€ť was born March 3, 1924, in rural Freestone County to John H. and Lugenia Allen Vaughn. He was one of 11 children. He graduated from Furney Richardson High School. The Rev. Vaughn served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1943. He matriculated at Prairie View A&M University and later at Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas. In 1945, he married Elizabeth Ross. The couple had three children.