March 12th, 2012
Albert ‚ÄúTomate‚ÄĚ Mendoza, 67, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Snakes alive! Snake, rattle and roll. For goodness snakes! OK, OK, enough of the bad puns.
It's coming, though, the 48th Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup, put on by the American Business Club (AMBUCS).
The venue is the Howard County Fair Barns, March 24-25. The snakes will be in the east-most barn, with the entry barn reserved for a free arts and crafts show.
The use of plastic grocery bags could have its days numbered in the city of Big Spring, as the city council is expected to begin discussions on the use ‚ÄĒ and possible elimination ‚ÄĒ of the items.
According to City Manager Gary Fuqua, the council will discuss the matter during its Tuesday night meeting, but no action will take place, at least not at this time.
By AMANDA MORENO
The train is coming.
Big Spring Rail System, operated by Transport Handling Specialists, is one of 12 rail line projects across the United States receiving funding from the Federal Railroad Administration Rail Line Relocation and Improvement grant program.
The Howard College softball team showed some rust from a long layoff in the first game of its doubleheader with Clarendon College Sunday, but rebounded in the nightcap to earn a split in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference opener for both teams Sunday afternoon.
Clarendon took the first game, 13-7, but Howard came back to take the second game by a 15-5 score.
The Hawks improved their record to 18-8 overall.
In the opener, Clarendon took advantage of ineffective Howard pitching to take the win.
LUBBOCK ‚Äď During Sunday's Region V men's basketball tournament championship, two of the best junior college teams in the nation showed what they could do.
Unfortunately for Howard College, the South Plains College Texans could do a little bit more.
Behind an outstanding shooting performance from guard Marshall Henderson, the Texans rallied from a first half deficit to claim the Region V title with an 84-74 victory at Lubbock Christian University's Rip Griffin Center.
LUBBOCK - The Howard College Hawks jumped out to an early double-digit lead and held on to defeat Odessa College, 73-59, in the semifinals of the Region V Men's Junior College Basketball Tournament at Lubbock Christian University Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Hawks will face No. 1-ranked South Plains College at 2 p.m. Sunday for the Region V championship.
The tournament winner qualifies for the national junior college tournament later this month in Hutchinson, Kan.
A long-standing family business has shut its doors after 52 years.
Herman‚Äôs Restaurant, located at 1601 S. Gregg, no longer displays their daily special on the sign outside, instead it simply reads ‚Äú‚ÄėFor Sale.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs not much of a story as to why we are closing,‚ÄĚ said Homer Wilkerson, Herman‚Äôs Restaurant owner. ‚Äú‚ÄúI‚Äôm 73 years old and among other factors it had just reached a point where it became too big of a challenge.‚ÄĚ
Herman‚Äôs had come to be a place that held many memories, not only for the family but also for residents of Big Spring.
The good news: The energy boom is providing jobs and a better economy throughout West Texas, including the Crossroads area.
The bad news: The heavy trucks are taking a toll on county roads.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs one of your better problems to have, but it‚Äôs a problem, nonetheless,‚ÄĚ said County Judge Mark Barr, who plans to address the situation with Howard County Commissioners Court members Monday.
‚ÄúAt some point in time, the roads will have to be repaired, so we‚Äôre going to address that. It‚Äôs time,‚ÄĚ said Barr.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
‚ÄĘ BEVERLY RYNEL ARMSTRONG, 50, of 821 W. Eighth, was arrested Friday on charges of display fictitious license plate and warrant from other agency.
‚ÄĘ STEVE ALLAN HANNABASS, 54, of 5104 Dawson Rd, was arrested Friday on a warrant for theft of more than $1,500 two or more convictions any theft/all other (two counts).
‚ÄĘ JEREMY JED FELTS, 33, of 1411 Virginia was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.