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May 21st, 2012

Council to canvass election results

May 21, 2012

The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday night to canvass the results of the May 12 municipal election, which will officially get the ball rolling on the $13 million overhaul of the municipality's water and wastewater facilities utilizing economic development funding approved by voters.

The council is expected to consider emergency reading of an ordinance canvassing the results of the election during the meeting, including the race for the District 4 seat on the council and the controversial 4B sales tax project voters approved by a whopping 71 percent margin.

Hangar 25's cook-off set for Monday

May 21, 2012

Get ready to cook-off at Hangar 25 Air Museum.

The Flightline Cookbook Cook-off has been rescheduled for Memorial Day. Each entry must be a dish from the “Cooking with Hangar 25” cookbook.

“This is a great way to promote our cookbook and participate in the community,” Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator, said.

This will be the first time a cook-off has been held at the hangar, but Stockburger said she feels it is something fun, entertaining and beneficial to the community and the museum.

Police/Sheriff

May 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KRYSTAL KAY HENDERSON, 26, of 400 N.E. 11th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information, no driver's license – when unlicensed, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (three counts).
• JESUS TORRES RAMIREZ, 51, of 503 Young St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for assault by contact and two warrants from other agencies.

Barney Lee Echols

May 21, 2012

Barney Lee Echols, 98, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park.

Vernon Parnell

May 21, 2012

Vernon Parnell, 71, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with military honors. The Rev. Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabdernacle, will be officiating.

He was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Calvin, Okla., to Lillie and Oscar Parnell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He owned Parnell’s Salvage and also transported and installed mobile homes for many years. He had been a resident of Howard County for 40 years. He married Shirley Garrett on Sept. 6, 1994.

Gene Larry Leonard

May 21, 2012

Gene Larry Leonard, 65, of Big Spring died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

May 19th

Hawks eliminated from championship tourney

May 19, 2012

ST. GEORGE, Utah — After losing to Salt Lake Community College in Game 2 of the national softball championship tournament, Howard College was tasked with the difficult chore of winning up to seven consecutive games against the stiffest competition in the nation in order to avoid elimination and keep its hopes of coming home the No. 1 ranked junior college softball squad in the country alive.

The Hawks' offense seemed up to the challenge after coming out on top of a veritable slug fest in Game 3 with Seminole State College, as they downed the Lady Raiders by a score of 12-9.

Run for the Wall returning

May 19, 2012

HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno
Participants in Run for the Wall conduct a wreath laying ceremony Saturday morning at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial. The group of bikers took off from California and will end up at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Polls see minimal activity

May 19, 2012

Early voting in this year’s political party primaries remained slow this week, as the first week at the polls came to a close Friday with slightly more than 500 ballots cast in Howard County.
Balloting started slow with just 86 ballots — including both Republican and Democratic polls — cast at the polls Monday and another 92 tallied in mail-in ballots, according to County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.

Workforce programs said positive

May 19, 2012

Workforce training at Howard College has been underway for quite some time and seems to be continuing to do well, local officials said this past week.
Jimmy Hobdy, director of workforce training at Howard College, presented an update regarding the program during a meeting of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.
“We are serving the community through this program in different aspects we didn’t perceive,” Hobdy said.

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