May 22nd, 2012
West Texas residents got a celestial treat late Sunday evening as an annular solar eclipse created a ring of fire in the sky that could be seen all over the Panhandle Region.
According to scientists, the next annular solar eclipse visible in the United States wonâ€™t be seen until 2023.
Hundreds of Crossroads residents lined the mountainside street at the Big Spring State Parkâ€™s Scenic Mountain to watch the eclipse. Many called the spectacle a â€śonce in a lifetime event,â€ť spending time with loved ones.
Because of problems with our press, today's edition of the Herald will be delivered between two and three hours later than normal. We apologize to our readers for the inconvenience.
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.
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 â€śCooking with Hangar 25â€ť cookbook.
â€śThis is a great way to promote our cookbook and participate in the community,â€ť 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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ KRYSTAL KAY HENDERSON, 26, of 400 N.E. 11th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (three counts).
â€˘ 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, 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, 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 Parnellâ€™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, 65, of Big Spring died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.