March 7th, 2012
Howard College's â€śsecond seasonâ€ť has arrived.
The HC men's basketball team, which finished second in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference this season, will open play in the Region V tournament Thursday in Lubbock.
The Hawks will face Weatherford College, the third seed from the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference, in a first-round game at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rip Griffin Center on the Lubbock Christian University campus.
The G.C. Broughton Foundation is taking its support of the Howard College agriculture program to the next level, announcing its most recent gift of approximately $964,000 to continue development of the G.C. Broughton Ag Complex.
The donation will bring the total cost to $2.1 million for the entire complex.
The most recent gift will fund the construction of the Phase III education building and a Phase II air conditioning enhancement within the Agriculture Complex on the Big Spring campus.
It appears a last-minute candidate for the District 4 seat on the Big Spring City Council will produce the only contested race of this year's local municipal election.
Bobby McDonald â€” local businessman and husband of incumbent District 4 Councilwoman Gloria McDonald â€” filed to run for the seat late Monday afternoon, according to officials with the city of Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ YSA RUBIO, 51, of 621 Sgt. Paredez, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ EDWIN LEE MATTHEWS, 49, of 1311 W. Second St., was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a controlled substance (two counts) and no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ ROBERT LEE ALDRIDGE, 54, of 1006 Baylor, was arrested Monday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and expired registration.
Toni Barron Choate, 73, of Midland, Texas, died March 3, 2012, at her residence. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1001 Goliad, Big Spring. The Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris of St. Mary's, Fr. Tom Finne of Christ Church of Midland and the Rev. Katie Churchwell of Washington, D.C., will officiate. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Parrish Hall until 4 p.m.
Visitation will be at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring on Friday, March 9, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Jimmie Franklin Elliott, 83, of Stephenville died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at Harrell Memorial Chapel under the direction of the Rev. John D. Shugart with burial to follow at Hanson Cemetery.
He was a member of Proctor Baptist Church.
He was born May 28, 1928, at Bertha Monroe to George Washington Elliott and Bertha Viola Monroe Elliott. He was preceded in death by two wives, Peggie L. Hale and Helen Chambers; four brothers; and two great-granddaughters.
Ioma T. Shaw, 82, of Big Spring died Monday, March 5, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
ABILENE â€” The Howard College baseball team improved to 16-2 for the season by sweeping a doubleheader with McMurry University Monday afternoon.
In Monday's first game, the Hawks broke open a tie game with three runs in the fifth inning, then held on for an 8-5 win. Dominic Moreno took the win in relief of Howard starter Ethan Carnes, and Nick Sawyer recorded the last four outs to earn the save.
Offensively, Howard's 12-hit attack was paced by Dexter Kjerstad, who belted a home run, and Jordan Allen, who added a double.
Toni B. Choate, 73, of Midland died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Estelle Meeks, 72, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.