May 29th, 2012
Howard College Hawks softball player Olive Naotala was named to the NJCAA Division I Softball First Team All-American for her outstanding performance as Hawk in the 2011-2012 season.
Naotala finished the season with a .445 batting average, .967 slugging percentage, 98 RBIâs and a record 32 home runs.
âOlive is the best player I have ever coached,â said Kelly Raines, Hawk softball head coach. âShe was 3rd team All-American last year and to come out as a sophomore and be even better â that is a hard thing to do.â
COLORADO CITY â A Snyder woman was treated for a concussion and split lip hours before she and her 2-year-old daughter went missing, according to the Colorado City Police Department.
Police are searching for the whereabouts of 23-year-old Brittany Brianne Hill and her infant daughter, Khloe Makinley Wheeler. The two were last seen Tuesday in Colorado City, where Hill was visiting her mother.
Police are also searching for Hillâs âboyfriendâ â 21-year-old Rosendo Gonzales.
Trinity Memorial Park has been hosting Memorial Day ceremonies for more than two decades, and this year will be no different.
The 28th annual Memorial Day Ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Monday. The ceremony will honor Howard County veterans. Veterans families have sponsored the event by purchasing flags â more than 100 âwhich will fly in the Avenue of Flags.
âThis is a great way to refocus on what the reason is for Memorial Day. It allows us to honor those who have chosen to serve our country in the Armed Forces,â Phillip Welch, Trinity Memorial Park facility manager, said.
Polls in this yearâs political party primaries will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday throughout the Crossroads area, with voters deciding which Republican and Democrat candidates will move on in the election process.
Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom and her team of clerks are ready to wrap up the primaries, despite a tumultuous election season in the state of Texas.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â¢ LAUREN LARCH SMITH, 24, of 1501 S. Scurry, was arrested Friday on charges of assault family violence threat or offensive touch (two counts).
â¢ CHRISTOPHER AARON SALAZAR, 24, of 1602 Sunset, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
â¢ ALBERT SMITH, 39, of 1609 Oriole St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces and warrant from other agency (two counts).
Frances âFrankieâ Herron, 77, of Crowley, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, in a Fort Worth nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Chelsea Churchwell Pearce is the daughter of Dennis and Debbie Churchwell of Lubbock, previously of Big Spring. She is the granddaughter of Tom and Eva Churchwell and Vaughn and Helen Martin of Big Spring.
Pearce is a 2012 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Texas A&M University.
She graduated with a degree in animal science from Texas Tech. While attending Texas Tech she was employed part-time with Boseman Vet. Clinic in Lubbock.
FORSAN â Forsan High School senior Darien Ashae Walker was named to The National Society of High School Scholars.
The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence.
Walker is ranked in the top 15 percent of her graduating class.
She has been a member of the Forsan High School Band and student council all four years of high school.For three years she served as chairman of public relations and community service on the student council.
Kelvi Lin Alcantar, daughter of Rick Alcantar and Jackie DeLeon of Big Spring, was born May 7, 2012, at 3:34 p.m.
Kelvi weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and measured 19 inches.
Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Rosalinda DeLeon Sr. Paternal grandparents are Jody and Rosa Flores and Linda and the late Kevin Branch.
She was welcomed home by her sibings, Chloe Starr, B.J. Starr and Elizabeth Alcantar.
Michael Captain Morgan, son of Jonna and Cole Morgan of Big Spring, was born April 24, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland.
He weighed 9 pounds 3 ounces and measured 20 Â½ inches long.
Maternal grandparent is Peggy Hopper. Paternal grandparents are Melissa and Mike Morgan.