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March 13th, 2012

Peggy Atchison

March 13, 2012

Peggy Atchison, 82, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Big Spring died Monday, March 12, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

March 13 Sports Calendar

March 13, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Big Spring at San Angelo Lake View (DH), noon.
Post at Forsan, noon.
Howard College vs. Galveston College, TBA, Houston.

Softball
Big Spring at Lubbock Estacado, 12:30 p.m.
Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Baseball

Howard College vs. Wharton Co. Community College, TBA, Houston.

Softball
Howard College vs. Eastern Arizona (DH), 1 p.m., Thatcher, Ariz.

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Lady Buffs trample Lady Antelopes

March 13, 2012

FORSAN — The Forsan Lady Buffaloes improved their district record to 2-1 as they handily defeated the Post Lady Antelopes, 16-3, Monday.

After Post jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, the Lady Buffs charged back, led by a tour de force of hitting by the entire lineup. Ali Knight, who also pitched for the entirety of the game; began the onslaught by belting a double, and following suit was Kayla Tilley, who drove in Knight to score the first run for Forsan. Jahnia Willard and Shelby Roemer also drove in runs, making the score 4-3 at the end of the first inning.

March 12th

Police beat

March 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JIMMY DEAN HOLLEY, 29, of Archer City, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 42, of 800 Lancaster, was arrested Sunday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
• ABEL ERIVES, 48, of 2636 CRC 2330 in Stanton, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

Leon Presley Smith

March 12, 2012

Leon Presley Smith, 66, of Brady, Texas, died March 10, 2012, at his residence. Visitation was held Monday, March 12, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Rolland Nelson

March 12, 2012

Rolland Nelson, 91, of Pampa, Texas, formerly Big Spring, Texas, and Arkadelphia, Ark,, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He was born Aug. 27, 1920, the son of John Davis and Hattie Golder Nelson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Trinity Temple Assembly of God Church in Arkadelphia.

Albert 'Tomate' Mendoza

March 12, 2012

Albert “Tomate” Mendoza, 67, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Rattlesnake Roundup slithering our way

March 12, 2012

Snakes alive! Snake, rattle and roll. For goodness snakes! OK, OK, enough of the bad puns.
It's coming, though, the 48th Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup, put on by the American Business Club (AMBUCS).
The venue is the Howard County Fair Barns, March 24-25. The snakes will be in the east-most barn, with the entry barn reserved for a free arts and crafts show.

Bag ban? City council to discuss banning plastic bags in Big Spring

March 12, 2012

The use of plastic grocery bags could have its days numbered in the city of Big Spring, as the city council is expected to begin discussions on the use — and possible elimination — of the items.
According to City Manager Gary Fuqua, the council will discuss the matter during its Tuesday night meeting, but no action will take place, at least not at this time.

Grant should help boost rail use at airpark

March 12, 2012

By AMANDA MORENO
Staff Writer
The train is coming.
Big Spring Rail System, operated by Transport Handling Specialists, is one of 12 rail line projects across the United States receiving funding from the Federal Railroad Administration Rail Line Relocation and Improvement grant program.

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