March 7th, 2012
Think you have what it takes to be a storm spotter?
Area residents can find out Thursday night, as the National Weather Service will present its annual Skywarn class at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers â€” located at 307 E. Fourth St.
While the Crossroads area enjoyed a rather tame severe weather season last year, officials with the National Weather Service say the Boy Scout mantra is one to live by: Always be prepared.
A half-million-dollar grant could have McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark closer to playing with the big boys, and have a direct impact on Big Spring and the Crossroads area.
Airpark Manager Jim Little confirmed that the Texas Transportation Division has awarded a $500,000 grant to construct a fuel farm at the airpark.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ FRANCISCO GENE REYES, 20, of 125 Jonesboro Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 3200 block of Avenue C.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 600 block of E. 12th Street.
In the 900 block of Nolan Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 63 inmates at the time of this report.
Ioma Shaw, 82, of Big Spring died Monday, March 5, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the funeral home.
Sammie Estelle Meeks, 72, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Ken McMeans officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at the funeral home.
Mickie Sue Haynes, 66, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
A quartet of Big Spring High School basketball players received first team recognition on the All-District 5-3A team which was announced this week.
Seniors Cerbi Ritchey and Bridgette Tuitt were named to the girls first team, while senior Marc Segundo and junior Chazzell Robertson were named to the boys first team.
Ritchey and Tuitt were mainstays on a BSHS squad that finished third in District 5-3A and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.
Howard College's â€śsecond seasonâ€ť has arrived.
The HC men's basketball team, which finished second in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference this season, will open play in the Region V tournament Thursday in Lubbock.
The Hawks will face Weatherford College, the third seed from the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference, in a first-round game at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rip Griffin Center on the Lubbock Christian University campus.
The G.C. Broughton Foundation is taking its support of the Howard College agriculture program to the next level, announcing its most recent gift of approximately $964,000 to continue development of the G.C. Broughton Ag Complex.
The donation will bring the total cost to $2.1 million for the entire complex.
The most recent gift will fund the construction of the Phase III education building and a Phase II air conditioning enhancement within the Agriculture Complex on the Big Spring campus.
It appears a last-minute candidate for the District 4 seat on the Big Spring City Council will produce the only contested race of this year's local municipal election.
Bobby McDonald â€” local businessman and husband of incumbent District 4 Councilwoman Gloria McDonald â€” filed to run for the seat late Monday afternoon, according to officials with the city of Big Spring.