March 12th, 2012
By AMANDA MORENO
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.
The Howard College softball team showed some rust from a long layoff in the first game of its doubleheader with Clarendon College Sunday, but rebounded in the nightcap to earn a split in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference opener for both teams Sunday afternoon.
Clarendon took the first game, 13-7, but Howard came back to take the second game by a 15-5 score.
The Hawks improved their record to 18-8 overall.
In the opener, Clarendon took advantage of ineffective Howard pitching to take the win.
LUBBOCK â During Sunday's Region V men's basketball tournament championship, two of the best junior college teams in the nation showed what they could do.
Unfortunately for Howard College, the South Plains College Texans could do a little bit more.
Behind an outstanding shooting performance from guard Marshall Henderson, the Texans rallied from a first half deficit to claim the Region V title with an 84-74 victory at Lubbock Christian University's Rip Griffin Center.
LUBBOCK - The Howard College Hawks jumped out to an early double-digit lead and held on to defeat Odessa College, 73-59, in the semifinals of the Region V Men's Junior College Basketball Tournament at Lubbock Christian University Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Hawks will face No. 1-ranked South Plains College at 2 p.m. Sunday for the Region V championship.
The tournament winner qualifies for the national junior college tournament later this month in Hutchinson, Kan.
A long-standing family business has shut its doors after 52 years.
Hermanâs Restaurant, located at 1601 S. Gregg, no longer displays their daily special on the sign outside, instead it simply reads ââFor Sale.â
âThereâs not much of a story as to why we are closing,â said Homer Wilkerson, Hermanâs Restaurant owner. ââIâm 73 years old and among other factors it had just reached a point where it became too big of a challenge.â
Hermanâs had come to be a place that held many memories, not only for the family but also for residents of Big Spring.
The good news: The energy boom is providing jobs and a better economy throughout West Texas, including the Crossroads area.
The bad news: The heavy trucks are taking a toll on county roads.
âItâs one of your better problems to have, but itâs a problem, nonetheless,â said County Judge Mark Barr, who plans to address the situation with Howard County Commissioners Court members Monday.
âAt some point in time, the roads will have to be repaired, so weâre going to address that. Itâs time,â said Barr.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
âą BEVERLY RYNEL ARMSTRONG, 50, of 821 W. Eighth, was arrested Friday on charges of display fictitious license plate and warrant from other agency.
âą STEVE ALLAN HANNABASS, 54, of 5104 Dawson Rd, was arrested Friday on a warrant for theft of more than $1,500 two or more convictions any theft/all other (two counts).
âą JEREMY JED FELTS, 33, of 1411 Virginia was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
Noah Lee Gutierrez, son of Brody Gutierrez and Josephine Mendez of Big Spring, was born Feb. 29, 2012, at 11:51 a.m.
Noah weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Mrs. Norma Arenivaz and Mr. Greg Arenivaz both of Big Spring. His paternal grandparents are Angie Gutierrez and Will Gutierrez of Forsan.
Mike and Anna Evans of Big Spring, announce the engagement of their daughter Ashton Lauren Evans to Blake Rea, both of Houston.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Big Spring High School and a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is employed by Texas Transportation Institute.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Pine Tree High School in Longview and a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed by Alstom.
The couple plans to exchange wedding vows June 30, 2012, at Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio.
Charity Warren and Robert Barnett, both of LaGrange, Texas, exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. Feb. 7, 2012, at the Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Vickie Reed of Big spring.
The groom is the son of Joyce Riddle of Big Spring.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Las Vegas.