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February 2nd, 2012

Groundhog day

February 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to "see" his shadow on Thursday, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.
But, at this rate, that might not be so bad.
The groundhog made his "prediction" on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he's named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Temperatures were near freezing when he emerged at dawn — unseasonably warm — and were forecast to climb into the mid-40s in a winter that's brought little snow and only a few notably cold days to much of the East.

No sign of foul play in death

February 2, 2012

Preliminary autopsy reports show no signs of foul play in the death of a Big Spring man discovered Jan. 2 in a ditch, according to investigators, but a cause of death can't be determined until toxicology reports are finalized.

The body of Jose Regalado, 70, was discovered near the 1100 block of West FM 700 shortly after 11 a.m., according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department.

Four Chaplains Service set Friday

February 2, 2012

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who died during the previous year will be honored Friday morning during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service at First Baptist Church under the direction of the Big Spring VA Medical Center.

The memorial service — which is named after four U.S. Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat in 1943 — will get under way at 11 a.m. In the main chapel at the local church, according to VA Chaplain Dean Thomas.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMERE RAYSHAD COOPER, 23, of 3706 Boulder Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• RIANNON LEE HENSON, 27, of 2001 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for speeding.
• JEFFERY SCOTT WALLING, 41, of 19100 S. Highway 87, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for driving while intoxicated (open container) – second offense.

Albert Chavarria

February 2, 2012

Albert Chavarria, 58, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Charles R. Seals

February 2, 2012

Charles R. Seals, 68, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Feb. 2 sports calendar

February 2, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), noon.

Women’s basketball
New Mexico JC at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.

Men’s basketball
New Mexico JC at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.

FRIDAY

Tennis
Big Spring at Andrews Invitational.

Baseball
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), noon.

Girl’s basketball
Big Spring at Brownwood, 6 p.m.
Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 6:30 p.m.
Stanton at Forsan, 6:30 p.m.

Boy’s basketball
Big Spring at Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 8 p.m.
Stanton at Forsan, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Tennis

UIL announces realignment

February 2, 2012

Forsan's moving down, Coahoma's moving west and Big Spring is pretty much staying put.

The University Interscholastic League's biennial realignment of Texas high schools didn't produce many changes in classifications, but likely added plenty of expenses to school's travel budgets.

This latest realignment takes effect with the 2012-2013 school year.
The school affected the least by realignment is Big Spring High School, which will remain in Class 3A for the next two years.

February 1st

Chamber names man, woman of the year

February 1, 2012

The winners have been announced …

Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year — Marc Marchesseault and Sherry Hodnett — have been on board with hometown pride all year long.

The two, along with Hero of the Year, were recognized Tuesday at the annual Chamber banquet.

Marchesseault not only made his contributions while serving at Webb Air Force Base, but returned to Big Spring after his military career and continued giving to the community.

“I never met a person so adept at hiding civic accomplishments,” a nomination letter said about Marchesseault.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 1, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KEVIN GLENN CATE, 39, 3227 Cornell, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for duty on striking fixture or landscape.
• YVONNE RODARTE, 33, of 2532 Fairchild, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• JAMERE RAYSHAD COOPER, 23, of 3706 Boulder Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• RIANNON LEE HENSON, 27, of 2001 S. Monticello, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for speeding.

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