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May 11th, 2011

Hawks fight back in tourney with extra-innings wins

May 11, 2011

LUBBOCK — A day after suffering their first loss in the Region V Baseball Tournament, Howard College's Hawks clawed their way back into contention.

In a day- and night-long affair at Dan Law Field here Tuesday, the Hawks first defeated Midland College 14-13 in 13 innings, then rallied in a late evening game to upend Weatherford College 6-1 in 15 innings.
With those victories, Howard has the opportunity at some revenge. At 1 p.m. today the Hawks were to take on New Mexico Junior College — the team that beat them 5-1 on Monday.

Kenneth Barton Howell

May 11, 2011

Kenneth Barton Howell came into this world Jan. 17, 1935, and left May 9, 2011, after 76 years of changing the world. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Jon Hargrove

May 11, 2011

Jon Hargrove, 62, of Big Spring died Monday, May 9, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Sharon Wiese, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends

Aquatic center fees, schedule get nod from council

May 11, 2011

The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of an ordinance amending codes related to the municipal aquatic center — and setting admission and usage fees — Tuesday night on a 6-1 vote, as the facility is expected to open in approximately a month.

The amendments would rename the code from “Comanche Trail Park Municipal Swimming Pool” to “Big Spring Family Aquatic Center,” as well as establish fees for entrance, pavilion rental and other transactions involving the facility.

Candidates say they were unaware

May 11, 2011

Both city council candidates who allegedly took illegal campaign contributions said Tuesday they did so without knowing they were breaking the law.

Marcus Fernandez, a candidate for District 1 in Saturday's city elections, and James Glen Carrigan, who is running for the District 3 seat, said they became aware they had possibly taken illegal contributions when Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan came under fire last week for accepting campaign contributions from two local corporations, Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics.

Early voting went well, administrator says

May 11, 2011

As early voting in this year's municipal elections closed Tuesday, election official say more than 700 local residents have already cast their ballot in a contest that will decide the fate of proposed term limits for Big Spring City Council members.

Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said the total number of early voting ballots collected is approximately 750, slightly higher than she had expected in the municipal contest.

Police Beat

May 11, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PEDRO SAUCEDO, 40, of Stanton, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to control speed and failure to appear.
• REBECCA RIVAS, 32, of 1505 Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, failure to appear and two warrants from another agency.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 73 inmates at the time of this report.

May 10th

Jon Hargrove

May 10, 2011

Jon Hargrove, 62, of Big Spring died Monday, May 9, 2011. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Kenneth Barton Howell

May 10, 2011

Kenneth Barton Howell, 76, of Big Spring died Monday, May 9, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Chenault

May 10, 2011

Mary Lou Chenault of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring, departed this life Monday, May 9, 2011, at the age of 84.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Combest Family Funeral Homes. Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

Please celebrate the life of Mary Lou by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com

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