Archive - Mar 2013 - News Article
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.
â€śOn 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,â€ť Bishop Pfeifer said in a statement released late Wednesday.
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 â€” if not thousands â€” 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.
A blaze tore through the old Hall Bennett Hospital building â€” located at the intersection of Eighth Street and Goliad â€” 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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VICTORIA MAE ALEXANDRIA HANNABASS, 24, of 1403 Oil Mill Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 2500 block of Albrook Drive.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 400 block of Dallas Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 72 inmates at the time of this report.
Big Spring City Council approved a couple of measures Tuesday night designed to move the annual seal coat program forward for the third year in a row.
The council unanimously approved an inter-local agreement with other local government entities for joint bidding and engineering management for the 2013 seal coat project, including a contract with engineering firm Parkhill, Smith & Cooper for the same project.
What was supposed to be a one-time surprise birthday party for a former Big Spring resident more than two years ago has turned into something much, much more. Saturday, the self-proclaimed â€śBig Spring Bunchâ€ť will be getting together once again to get a first-hand look at the historic Hotel Settles.
Jack Bowen, a Crossroads native and graduate of Big Spring High School, will join fellow Bunch members James Bowen, Danny Zant, Warren Kelley and Lloyd Curley to tour the city and enjoy a lunch at the hotel restaurant.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Tuesday:
â€˘ ROSS LOYD MCCORD, 45, 1602 Harding, was arrested on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ RAYMOND NOEL RANDO, 28, 1000 W. Fourth, was arrested on charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility, speeding, no child safety seat system and possession of marijuana.
â€˘ MARISSA NICOLE LOYA, 28, Austin, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KAYLAND JAMES ALBERT CRAMER, 18, 7000 S. Service Road, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
No Region V title? No problem.
Despite falling in the finals of the Region V men's basketball tournament this past weekend, the Howard College Hawks received an at-large bid to compete in the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association national championship tournament.
Howard (28-5) is seeded 13th in the 24-team field and will begin play at 2 p.m. Monday against 20th-seeded East Mississippi (20-7). All tournament games will be at Hutchinson, Kan.
Local fire officials say the number of wildfires this year has been down compared to years past, and with spring just around the corner, the Crossroads area could enjoy a rather peaceful season to come.
â€śIt's actually pretty surprising,â€ť Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said. â€śLast year at this time, was a pretty slow year for us. However, this year we're seeing even fewer fires. The average right now is about one wildfire per week, which is pretty amazing.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ELLAINE DAVIDSON GRIFFIN, 50, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Monday on five warrants from other agencies and a charge of shoplifting â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ JONATHAN MICHAEL RICHARDSON, 22, of 1707 Donley, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft by check â€“ more than $20 and less than $500.
â€˘ KODY CHANCE JACKSON, 27, of 3217 Fenn, was arrested Monday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.