June 7th, 2012
Dorothy Garrett Coliseum will be seeing some new renovations soon.
Thanks to a gift of $70,000, from Mike and Sheila Abussab of Abusaab Companies â local owners of Sonic restaurants â the Jirous Foundation and Winters Family Foundation, the coliseum floor will be replaced.
âWe are thrilled to be able to make this upgrade to the coliseum,â Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, Howard College president, said. âAs this facility is used by the entire community, I know everyone will see a benefit from these generous gifts.â
The prairie dogs will be coming out of their dens to watch the 7th annual Prairie Dog Fly-In Breakfast this weekend. The fly-in is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday at McMahon-Wrinkle Airport.
âThis is something we started to give pilots a reason to come here and see our facility which in turn gave them a reason to come back,â Kelly Grant, assistant to the air park director, said.
About 100 aircrafts are expected to fly in from all over the Permian Basin, including Snyder, Lubbock, San Angelo and Midland/Odessa.
A Martin County man was sentenced to 180 days in prison â with possibly another seven-and-a-half-years to serve after that â after pleading guilty to third-degree felony charges of injury to a child in 118th District Court this week.
Dominick Robert PeÃ±a, 24, of 706 N. Gray in Stanton, was indicted on a single charge during a February session of the Martin County grand jury stemming from a Nov. 8 incident that sent a 1-year-old child to the Martin County Hospital with second-degree burns over much of his body.
Plans are moving along as the 2012 Pops in the Park celebration, set July 3 at the Comanche Trail Park amphitheater, gets closer.
The pre-show has been planned, the flyover has been booked and deposits have been made. However, with the event date closing in quickly, there are still a few things needed for the event from the community.
One of the toughest jobs in all of sports has to be pitching in the major league. Not too many are called to take the mound against the best batters on the planet, but Reid Scoggins â who just wrapped up his collegiate career as a Howard College Hawk â was selected in the 15th round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on day one of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ PEDRO VALLE, 39, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ JUAN CARLOS VILLARREAL, 32, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â¢ ORLANDO LOZOYA, 24, of 5216 Treemont Ave. in Midland, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â¢ HOLSTON BANKS III, 20, of 1905 Donley St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of no driver's license â when unlicensed.
Bobby Terrill, 54, of Big Spring died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Hospice House in Odessa. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Salvation Army. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army with Capt. Russ and Linda Keeney officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Florence Virginia Winfield, 73, of Big Spring died Monday, June 4, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dwain Fox officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Maria Elena Escobar, 61, of Big Spring died Monday, June 4, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
A Howard County Grand Jury indicted more than two-dozen people during its Friday session, including several true bills for a Big Spring man charged with several counts of sexual misconduct.
Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, of 4302.5 S. Highway 87, was indicted on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies, according to information released Monday by the Howard County District Attorney's office.