March 9th, 2012
Toni Barron Choate of Midland, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, March 3, 2012, at the age of 73. She was a lifelong resident of Big Spring before moving to Midland in 2005. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1001 Goliad, Big Spring. The Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris of St. Mary's, Fr. Tom Finne of Christ Church of Midland and the Rev. Katie Churchwell of Washington, D.C., will officiate. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Parish Hall until 4 p.m.
Bruce Thomas, 63, of Big Spring died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. A celebration of Bruceâ€™s life will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Marvin Boyles Auto Service, 102 Young, next to Southwest Tool. Friends are asked to bring one food item.
Billy Charles Davis, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Oak Crest Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation with Mr. Davisâ€™ family will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd.
LUBBOCK â€“ Hard work apparently pays off.
The Howard College Hawks spent much of the week leading up to the Region V junior college basketball tournament fine-tuning their defense and the results of all that preparation were on display Thursday at Lubbock Christian University's Rip Griffin Center.
The Hawks delivered a stunning defensive performance in the first half of their tournament opener and that was more than enough to secure them an 85-57 victory over Weatherford College.
The weather was cold, but the Big Spring Steers' bats were hot.
The Steers proved to be ungracious hosts Thursday night, downing Monahans, 15-5, to cap first day play at the Big Spring Varsity Baseball Tournament.
The Steers spotted Monahans a 2-0 lead after the top of the second, but stormed back with seven runs in their half of the inning and never looked back from there.
BSHS Head Coach Burt Otto said his team did a good job shaking off temperatures that hovered around freezing Thursday night.
Big Spring High School Varsity Tournament (Steers vs. Brownfield, 2 p.m.; vs. Levelland, 7 p.m.), Steer Park.
Coahoma at Denver City, TBA.
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m. (CANCELLED)
Big Spring at Snyder tournament, times TBA.
Coahoma at Crane, 6:30 p.m.
Forsan at Lamesa, 6:30 p.m. (CANCELLED)
Forsan at Class 2A state team tournament, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Round Rock.
Big Spring boys at San Angelo tournament.
Big Spring girls at Andrews tournament.
Track and field
Local Law enforcement officials say they managed to clear more than 550 warrants and collect more than $100,000 in fines during this year's statewide warrant roundup, which ended in late February.
Municipal Judge Timothy Green said his office â€” working in conjunction with the Big Spring Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff's Office â€” participated in the annual event in an effort to help clear longstanding warrants from the city and county roles.
The Kiwanis Club of Big Spring will host its annual pancake supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Howard College Cafeteria.
â€śThis is a long-standing tradition. We have people who remember having their grandparents take them and they have taken their children and grandchildren,â€ť pancake supper co-chair Ann Duncan said.
Money raised during the eventwill be used throughout the year by the local Kiwanis group to help fund its service projects. The projects involve the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and the Westside Community Daycare Center.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOHN JAY FLORES, 40, of 1207 Frazier, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ TIFFANY ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to obtain Texas driver's license within 90 days and no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ PAMMY SUE PUGA, 46, of 1411 Settles, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft â€“ shoplifting.
Sammie Estelle Cox Meeks, born Nov. 27, 1939, went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior Saturday, March 3, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home with Brother Ken McMeans, pastor of College Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.