February 17th, 2012
Two new candidates have tossed their hats into the ring in Big Spring for the municipal election set for May 12, as political hopefuls have filed to run in Districts 2 and 4.
In the race for the District 2 seat, local resident Carmen Moreno Harbour filed late Thursday afternoon to have her name placed on the ballot. The District 2 seat is currently held by incumbent Manuel Ramirez Jr., who has not yet filed to run for re-election.
Election talk topped the agenda of the Coahoma ISD board of trustees meeting Thursday evening.
Action was taken to call the CISD board of trustee election for May 12. The three-year terms held by Brian Moore, Jody Reid and Alan Wright are set to expire this spring. The deadline to place a name on the ballot is March 5.
After calling the election, the board approved the teacher salary schedule for 2012-13. With the approval of the new salary schedule, teachers on step 0-20 will receive $6,000 above the state base and teachers on steps 21-20 will receive an additional $540 per step.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ADRIAN SANCHEZ VASQUEZ, 18, of Denver, Colo., was arrested Thursday on a charge of soliciting/peddling without a permit.
â€¢ ROY MARVIN COLLIER, 37, of 1307 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ third or more offense.
â€¢ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1700 block of Johnson.
â€¢ THEFT was reported in the 1700 block of E. Third Street.
Marie Lopez, 65, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Vigil services will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
She was born May 15, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Felipe Lopez on Aug. 4, 1965, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1993.
James L. (Jimmy) Welch, 66, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Calvin D. Hamilton, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
One of the most storied rivalries in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference added an ugly chapter Thursday night.
Howard College defeated Midland College, 74-65, in a men's basketball matchup at Garrett Coliseum, but all anyone will remember about the game is a bench-clearing brawl that marred its final moments and resulted in several player ejections, at least two suspensions and MC having to finish the game with only four players on the court.
Big Spring boys at Plainview tournament.
Big Spring girls at Snyder tournament.
McLennan College at Howard College, 2 p.m.
Amarillo Caprock at Big Spring (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Forsan at Rawls (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Big Spring at Andrews, 6:30 p.m.
Coahoma at Midland tournament, TBA.
Forsan at San Angelo tournament, TBA.
Howard College at Midland Classic, TBA.
Big Spring vs. Decatur, Class 3A area playoff, 7:30 p.m., Clyde.
Smyer vs. Eldorado, Class 1A Div. I playoff, 6 p.m., Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
A Big Spring man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child after law enforcement officials allege he assaulted a 2-year-old.
Larry Wayne Nicholson, 30, was booked into the Howard County Detention Center by the Big Spring Police Department at approximately 4:45 p.m. on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to jail records.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the local police department, said Nicholson had been brought to the BSPD offices for questioning regarding the complaint.
A 36-year-old Coahoma man pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography in federal court in Abilene Tuesday, with sentencing to take place at a later date.
Kerry Wayne Feaster â€” who lived in the 400 block of College Street in Coahoma at the time of his arrest in September â€” faces a statutory sentence of between five and 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and up to a lifetime of supervised release, said officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas.