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April 3rd, 2012

BSHS drama troupe bound for area contest

April 3, 2012

The Big Spring High School Drama Department is looking to get out of its comfort zone.

For the third time in four years under current Department Director Tabatha Wright, the BSHS thespians will compete in the upcoming University Interscholastic League One Act Play Area contest, to be held April 14 in Midland.

The top two rated plays at the area contest will advance to the UIL state contest later this spring in Austin. The state contest is relatively uncharted territory for BSHS; the school has qualified for a trip to Austin once in the past decade.

Check your voter cards now in time for May 12 elections

April 3, 2012

Time is running out for Crossroads residents who plan to cast a ballot in this year's municipal elections but haven't yet registered to vote, as Thursday, April 12, is the last day they can file their voter registration in time, according to local election officials.

Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said the deadline is quickly approaching and urges area residents to check their voter readiness in preparation for the municipal contest, which is slated for May 12.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 3, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANDY DEMOND PIPER, 25, of 1217 W. Third St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
• JIMMY FRANCIS GARRARD, 38, of 303 S.E. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on warrants for issuance of a bad check and theft by check – more than $20 and less than $500.
• JOAQUIN AGUIRRE DUENEZ JR., 40, of 700 N. Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Monday on a warrant for harassment.

Billie Pinkerton

April 3, 2012

Billie Pinkerton, 81, of Stanton died Monday, April 2, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

April 2nd

CDC working to grow Coahoma

April 2, 2012

It may be the biggest secret in the Crossroads area, but board members of the Coahoma Development Corporation want folks to know the entity is doing its best to build Coahoma pride.

Since Oct. 1, 2010, the seven-member board has been striving to improve the quality of life for Coahoma residents.

CDC is a Type B Economic Development Corporation which was approved the voters in a May 2010 election. The voters approved the collection of an additional half-cent sales tax to be collected and used toward economic development in the community.

Vietnam vets 'welcomed home' during ceremony

April 2, 2012

Welcome Home … two simple words that have come to mean so much to Vietnam veterans.

Friday, The West Texas VA Health Care System hosted the second annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans program at Lone Star Aviation Hangar.

“Vietnam was full of tragedy, full of loss and full of sadness, just as any war was,” Daniel Marsh, director of West Texas VA Health Center said.

According to statistics provided that evening, more than 3 million soldiers served in the Southeast Asia theater of operations during the Vietnam conflict. Out of those soldiers, 2,338 went missing in action.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• PATRICK MICHAEL SHARP, 43, of 6321 Ranch Rd. 33, was arrested Sunday on three warrants from other agencies.
• AMADOR RIOS JR., 30, of 700 S. Douglas, was arrested Sunday on warrants for assault by contact, failure to appear and driving while license invalid.
• UNIQUE CHRYSTELLE FULTZ, 21, of 1411 Virginia, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies and charges of operating ATV on roadway and failure to appear.

Hawks split doubleheader with Clarendon, take series 3-1

April 2, 2012

The 23-6 Howard College Hawks split wins in a doubleheader with the Clarendon College Bulldogs Saturday at Jack Barber Field to conclude a four game series. Howard College lost the first game 5-4, and rallied to take game two 9-8.

Clayton Crum started strong on the mound for the Hawks in game one, and Paul Hendrix homered in the bottom of the fifth inning bringing HC within one run.

Brendon McCurry picked up a RBI in the bottom of the sixth, scoring Reed Seeley who reached base on a walk, making it a 5-3 game.

March 31st

Hipp birth

March 31, 2012

Trayce Preston Hipp, son of Travis and Paige Hipp, was born Jan. 30, 2012.
He weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces.
His maternal grandparents are Annette and David Schofield and Billy and Ginger King.
Great-grandparents are Shirley Paige and Bill King.
His paternal grandparents are Barbara Hipp and Gary Hipp.
Great-grandparents are Annie Ward and Bill and Darlene Hipp.
Trayce was welcomed home by his siblings, Taryn, Paislie and Trevor.

Adamson and McCain engagement

March 31, 2012

Devin Elizabeth Adamson and Jacob Ross McCain, both of Coahoma, announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Adamson of Coahoma.
She is a 2009 graduate of Coahoma High School and is a senior public relations major at Texas Tech University. She is employed as an accounting assistant for PlainsCapital Bank.
The prospective groom is the son of Jimmie and Debbie McCain of Coahoma.
He is a 2007 graduate of Coahoma High School.
He is employed as a firefighter for the Lubbock Fire Department.

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