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September 7th

Brother, sister speak of love, hope

September 7, 2013

Love was in the air at the Dorothy Garret Coliseum Thursday night.
“The Love Chromosome,” sponsored by the Healthy Women Foundation Speaker Series, in partnership with Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman program, featured motivational speaker Derrick Tennant and his sister Julie.
“The series has been very successful,” said Howard College President, Dr. Cheryl Sparks. “It has gained a following. I see a lot of familiar faces here tonight.”
The series spotlights people who have overcome obstacles in their lives and have had some measure of success.

September 6th

‘Warriors’ lining up for triathlon

September 6, 2013

If you want to be a Comanche Warrior now is the time to show your stuff.

The 2013 Comanche Warrior Triathlon will be held Saturday in Comanche Trail Park and it's not too late to register, according to event organizer Debbie Wegman.

“If they haven't registered yet we'll have registration Friday (today) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,” said Wegman. “We have about 50 registered so far.”

For those who are tech savvy, online registration is still available at permianbasinevents.com

CHS first area school to stage homecoming

September 6, 2013

COAHOMA — Football, pageantry and dress-up days at school — it must be homecoming week.

Coahoma High School became the first Howard County school system to celebrate homecoming, which culminates tonight with the crowning of the homecoming queen.

Five senior girls will vie for the honor. They are:

• Kyla Clinton, daughter of Randy and Tricia Clinton.
• Savannah Neff, daughter of Cindy and Clay Smith and David Neff.
• Breann Castillo, daughter of Raul and Cheryl Castillo.
• Sarah Melendez, daughter of Isidro and Teresa Melendez.
• Shayla Martin, daughter of Danny and Kim Martin.

September 5th

People’s Court, Justice Court consolidated

September 5, 2013

The “People's Court” is no more.

Texas' Supreme Court abolished Small Claims Court effective Aug. 31 and restructured portions of the Texas Government Code, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Texas Property Code to accommodate new rules for Justice Court cases which became effective Sept. 1.

In the past, while Small Claims Court and Justice Civil Court were held in the same courtroom with the same justice of the peace presiding, they were in fact very different courts with different rules.

Memorial service set at the mall

September 5, 2013

Ever since the horrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, Howard County residents have answered the call of duty —and some have even paid “the last full measure of devotion” — for their country.

As they have for the past seven years, area residents will gather to remember Howard County servicemen who have fallen during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The “Memorial at the Plaza,” set for 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at Spring Town Plaza (formerly Big Spring Mall), will honor not only local servicemen, but all those lost in the terror attacks of 12 years ago, organizers said.

September 4th

Syria, Obamacare, government, topics U.S. Rep. addresses here

September 4, 2013

If anyone was wondering what U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer has been up to, they had an opportunity to find out at the town hall meeting “Listening Session” held Tuesday morning.

With his little red wagon in tow, Neugebauer addressed several issues submitted by his constituents at the meeting — including Syria, gun control, healthcare and government intervention.

September 3rd

Fun, uplifting talk planned by rehabbed athlete

September 3, 2013

Perspective is the key.

At least it will be when Derrick Tennant takes the stage at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum for the fall speaker series. The title of this year’s presentation is “The Love Chromosome.”

The series is brought to the community through a partnership between Howard College Foundation Speaker Series and Scenic Mountain Medical Center’s Healthy Woman program.

Bookworms, your help is needed for annual sale at county library

September 3, 2013

With the annual Friends of the Howard County Library book sale three weeks away, the group is still soliciting books to sell at the event.

The annual sale will be held Sept. 20-22 at the library, located at 500 Main St.

“If you have books in good condition you wish to donate to this worthwhile cause, please take them to the library Monday through Saturday during regular hours” said Ruth Ann McKay, publicity chairman for the Friends of the Library. “Please, no National Geographic magazines, other magazines or condensed books.”

September 2nd

Assistant D.A. Robin Orr passes away

September 2, 2013

Robin D. Orr, 118th Judicial District Assistant District Attorney, has died from complications following heart surgery.

Orr, 61, who had served as the assistant DA for Howard, Martin and Glasscock counties for more than 12 years, died early Sunday morning in a Lubbock hospital. He had undergone open heart surgery two weeks ago, but complications ensued and he never recovered, District Attorney Hardy L. Wilkerson said.

“He was a good man and a good lawyer who always pursued justice in his job, and he's going to be deeply missed,” Wilkerson said.

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