February 17th, 2012
James L. (Jimmy) Welch, 66, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Calvin D. Hamilton, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
One of the most storied rivalries in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference added an ugly chapter Thursday night.
Howard College defeated Midland College, 74-65, in a men's basketball matchup at Garrett Coliseum, but all anyone will remember about the game is a bench-clearing brawl that marred its final moments and resulted in several player ejections, at least two suspensions and MC having to finish the game with only four players on the court.
Big Spring boys at Plainview tournament.
Big Spring girls at Snyder tournament.
McLennan College at Howard College, 2 p.m.
Amarillo Caprock at Big Spring (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Forsan at Rawls (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Big Spring at Andrews, 6:30 p.m.
Coahoma at Midland tournament, TBA.
Forsan at San Angelo tournament, TBA.
Howard College at Midland Classic, TBA.
Big Spring vs. Decatur, Class 3A area playoff, 7:30 p.m., Clyde.
Smyer vs. Eldorado, Class 1A Div. I playoff, 6 p.m., Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
A Big Spring man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child after law enforcement officials allege he assaulted a 2-year-old.
Larry Wayne Nicholson, 30, was booked into the Howard County Detention Center by the Big Spring Police Department at approximately 4:45 p.m. on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to jail records.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the local police department, said Nicholson had been brought to the BSPD offices for questioning regarding the complaint.
A 36-year-old Coahoma man pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography in federal court in Abilene Tuesday, with sentencing to take place at a later date.
Kerry Wayne Feaster â€” who lived in the 400 block of College Street in Coahoma at the time of his arrest in September â€” faces a statutory sentence of between five and 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and up to a lifetime of supervised release, said officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT E. HNULIK, 47, of Artesia, N.M., was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance (two counts), possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
â€˘ DONTAE RENELL CARR, 30, of 2505 Chanute Dr., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed (three counts), failure to appear (three counts) and nuisance â€“ animal repeatedly at large.
William A. â€śBillâ€ť Bonner Jr., 68, of Austin, formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Big Spring. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park with Chaplain Cherise Felty officiating.
Marie Lopez, 65, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Vigil services will be 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
She was born May 15, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Felipe Lopez on Aug. 4, 1965, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1993.
Five guys with a love for golf and the desire to help the community ended up creating a legacy thatâ€™s still making waves 40 years later.
Jimmy Marin, Gilbert Reyna, Nativade Nunez, Charlie Gonazles and Albert Gonzales all had a love for golf and the desire to help the community. Marin, the last one left of the Fab Five, is enjoying watching a legacy leave its mark.
Marin started playing golf in 1966 and a little more than 10 years later, he was part of something that would end up being bigger than he or any of the others could imagine â€” the Big Spring Chicano Golf Association.