May 2nd, 2012
STANTON â€” Officials cut the ribbon on Martin County's new $22 million hospital Tuesday.
The new 18-bed Martin County Hospital, which was completed ahead of schedule and under budget, officially opened its doors at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and initial reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, the hospital's director said.
â€śEverybody's just raved about it,â€ť said Peter McKinney, CEO of the Martin County Hospital District. â€śIt's the finest facility this county has ever seen.â€ť
Prayers will be sent from the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse on Thursday.
A community call to prayer has been organized for 12:10 p.m.
â€śWe don't need our pastors to organize this,â€ť Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman said. â€śThis needs to come from the people.â€ť
The scripture being used in support of the call to prayer is 2 Chronicles 7:13-15; â€śIf my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SALLY LEANNE HAIR, 32, of Post, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DENNIS EDWARD KIMBLE, 27, of 800 W. Marcy Apt. 29, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less, expired driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (two counts).
â€˘ PHILLIP EUGENE BEBEE, 38, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for assault by contact (two counts).
If you doubt the importance of air conditioning in West Texas, just drop by the Howard County Library some afternoon.
The library's air conditioning unit, which operated in fits and starts most of this spring, finally gave up the ghost for good recently, leaving the building a tad on the hot side.
Well, more than a tad, it turns out.
â€śIt's been getting up to 83 or 84 most afternoons, and it'll only get hotter,â€ť County Library Hollis McCright said. â€śIt's gotten so warm that we've not had much business in the afternoon, and after 4 p.m., we're not getting anyone at all.â€ť
It's no secret people in the Crossroads â€” and West Texas, for that matter â€” are crazy for barbecue, and area cooks will get an opportunity to compete for the title of king of the grill Saturday as the local Eagles Lodge presents BBQ Fest.
The cook-off will feature the best and brightest local grillers and smokers as they go head to head in categories including pork ribs, chicken, brisket and jackpot beans, according to coordinator Paul Moran.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARK ANTHONY MOLINA, 47, of 2911 W. Hwy 80 226, was arrested Monday on a charge of assault family violence causes bodily injury.
â€˘ DANIEL RAY CASTILLO, 45, of 201 Ave. J, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ OLGA MARIE FLORES, 21, of 1000 E. 20th, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft between $50 and $500 from buildings.
Bob Dean, 67, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 29, 2012, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Shirley M. Davis, 76, of Big Spring died Monday, April 30, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Shirley M. Brashears, 74, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Leon Kennedy, 75, of Big Spring, died Monday, April 30, 2012, in a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.