May 1st, 2012
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.
SEMINOLE â€” The rain held off and the wind picked up just enough to cool the crowd who traveled to see the Coahoma Bulldogettes on Monday in their bi-district matchup against the Ladyjackets of Kemit.
Coahoma â€” who entered the postseason as the third District 3-2A seed â€” found themselves trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the third when Bree Hilario bunted and reached safely after Kermit's first basemen bobbled the ball. Laurel Nix hit a one-out single that scored Hilario, who had stolen second and third base, tying the game at 2-all.
A pair of Big Spring men were arrested early Sunday morning after law enforcement officials allege they were part of an aggravated robbery in the 1000 block of E. 16th Street.
Thaddeus Ontario Straughter, 21, of 1401 Virginia, was arrested Sunday on two counts of aggravated robbery, according to police reports. Also arrested was Jordan Allen McLeod, 21, of 618 Tulane, who is also charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.
The Big Spring High School band is ready to put the cap on another successful year.
The band, which recently won another Sweepstakes award in University Interscholastic League competition, will perform at the annual Virgin of St. Mary's Episcopal Church Eastertide Offering concert, set for 12:05 p.m. Thursday in the the St. Mary's sanctuary.
Admission is free to concert, which is expected to last about 30 minutes, and lunch will be provided afterward.