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Bishop calls for ringing of the bells

March 14, 2013

Herald Staff Report

Bishop Michael Pfeifer has asked for ringing of bells Sunday and will hold a special Mass on Monday to celebrate the news that Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SH of Argentina, has been elected Pope of the Catholic Church.
“On Sunday at noon, I ask that we ring all the bells of our churches throughout the diocese in honor of Pope Francis and take a moment of silence to pray for him and the Universal Church, God's Peace,” Bishop Pfeifer said in a statement released late Wednesday.

AMBUCS get ready for 49th roundup

March 14, 2013

No one would ever call them cuddly or even particularly friendly, but rattlesnakes will soon be very popular here in Big Spring.
The American Business Club's 49th annual Rattlesnake Roundup returns to the Howard County Fair Barns March 22-24, and hundreds — if not thousands — of the slimy, poisonous reptiles will be on display.
The event begins with hunters brining in their catches Feb. 22, then opens to the public the next two days. Day passes are $5 for visitors ages 12 and older and $3 for younger children. Admission is free to the arts and crafts section.

Historic hospital destroyed

March 14, 2013

A blaze tore through the old Hall Bennett Hospital building — located at the intersection of Eighth Street and Goliad — Wednesday around 7:30 p.m., destroying much of the building's second floor, according to officials with the Big Spring Fire Department.
The fire started on the second floor, according to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, causing extensive fire damage to the structure and its roof, as well as water damage to the first floor.

Police beat

March 14, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• VICTORIA MAE ALEXANDRIA HANNABASS, 24, of 1403 Oil Mill Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• THEFT was reported in the 2500 block of Albrook Drive.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 400 block of Dallas Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 72 inmates at the time of this report.

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