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January 20th, 2011

New director heralds Scouting's adventures

January 20, 2011

Being a Boy Scout was more than just a personal choice for Brian Sweeney. It was a family tradition.

Sweeney, the son and grandson of Eagle Scouts, was recently named Lone Star District Executive for the Buffalo Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, meaning the 23-year-old Raleigh, N.C., native will oversee all Scouting programs in Big Spring.

Help for starting new businesses available

January 20, 2011

People wanting to start a new business in Howard County will soon have another helping hand.

The Big Spring Economic Development Corp. announced it has contracted with Entrepreneur Alliance of Amarillo to provide start-up help to those wishing to open their own businesses in the area.

Terry Wegman, BSEDC executive director, said the firm will open a temporary office in the Chamber of Commerce building around the first of February. Plans call for consultants to be available to the public approximately four days a month.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• GEOVANNI MIRANDA ORNALAS, 20, of 1206 Mesquite, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• ROBERT RIVERA, 39, of 2538 Langley St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants from another agency (two counts), possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and speeding.
• STEVAN VALENCIA, 51, of 107 N.E. Eighth St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.

James Richard Doggett

January 20, 2011

James Richard Doggett left his uncooperative earthly body behind and went to join many beloved family members and friends in Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Downtown Church of Christ with Van Pendergrass officiating and Kendall Tomlinson assisting. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Howard men face Midland with 5 players, No. 6 Lady Chaps on tap for Howard women

January 20, 2011

Howard men
The 2010-2011 season for Howard College men’s basketball continues to be one of the more unusual ones.

The No. 8 Hawks have lost seven players to suspensions this season, whittling the roster down to five players heading into one of the biggest games of the year. No. 15 Midland College visits at 7:45 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

“I cannot remember a more challenging season than what we’ve had here,” head coach Mark Adams said. “We keep thinking surely, it’s going to start getting better.”

James Edward Brooks

January 20, 2011

James Edward Brooks died Jan. 18, 2011, in Austin. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mildred 'Millie' Sevey

January 20, 2011

Mildred “Millie” Sevey, 84, of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Midland. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joel Miller and Pastor Johnnie Sevey officiating. Burial will be at Gail Cemetery in Gail.

Alvin Gluege

January 20, 2011

Alvin Gluege, 83, of Big Spring died in Lubbock on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. His remains were graciously accepted by Texas Tech University School of Medicine. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association.

Mary Alice Anderson

January 20, 2011

Mary Alice Anderson, 85, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

January 19th

Odessa College targeted for closure under state budget plan

January 19, 2011

Howard College's president expressed shock and concern over preliminary state plans to suspend funding for four community colleges in Texas.

Four Texas two-year colleges — including Odessa College — would be closed to save $39 million in the next two-year state budget under a preliminary spending plan released Tuesday by House lawmakers.

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