March 27th, 2011
Snakes and daredevils have taken over the Howard County Fairbarns.
The 47th Annual AMBUCS Rattlesnake Roundup is in full swing. There are snake skinning and milking demonstrations and the opportunity to savor some fried rattlesnake. Professional snakehandler Jackie Bibby is back again for the snake shows.
The arts and crafts show and flea market will continue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday as well. Admission to the arts and craft show is free. Roundup admission is $5 per adult and $3 for children ages 4-11 years old.
Howard College trustees will hear good news and bad news when they convene at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.
The good? Construction projects are coming along well.
The bad? The scuttlebutt on state appropriations is anything but promising. The latter wasn't totally unexpected, but that makes the news no easier to deal with considering Howard College is facing millions of dollars in budget cuts.
Howard County commissioners are expected discuss a proposed joint law enforcement center that would house the sheriff's office and city police department during their Monday meeting, as the county looks to move forward with the project.
Members of the Big Spring City Council recently held a meeting alongside Howard County commissioners to present the proposed center — which would be located at the newly built county jail, located on W. Highway 80 — to the public.
While the downpour of rain received by the Crossroads area March 18 helped with the ongoing drought, at least one Big Spring business came up short during the storm.
Officials with Elrod's Furniture announced this week the local business would be closing its doors — temporarily — to make repairs caused by the storm, which caused extensive damage through the retail business.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday.
â€¢ DAWN CHERIE HARTFIELD, 38, of 2509 Gunter, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
â€¢ BARNEY KIP EDENS, 31, of 605 Linda Lane, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired license plate, expired motor vehicle inspection certification.
â€¢ PETER MARCELLO ROGERS, 27 of 3007 Collins, was arrested Friday on three warrants from other agencies, failure to appear and failed to maintain financial responsibility.
Earl Bohannan, 85, of Big Spring, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Calvary Callender, pastor, and the Rev. Keith Weaver, pastor of East Fourth Street Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Wilma Arree Allen Marlow, 81, of Big Spring died Friday, March 25, 2011. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Dean Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Bess Delores Wagner-Ray, 93, passed away March 23, 2011. A celebration of her life will be held for the family at a later date. The Family requests memorial to Meals on Wheels, Free Wheelchair Mission or your favorite charity.
ANDREWS â€” The Big Spring Lady Steers are making a name for themselves as the 2011 track and field season continues.
The Lady Steers continued a strong season-long performance by claiming first place at the Max Goldsmith Relays in Andrews Friday.
Big Spring scored 193 points to easily win the varsity girls' division, out-pacing runner-up Andrews by almost 70 points.
The team's relays set the tone for the meet, as Big Spring swept all three events.
BROWNWOOD â€” Generosity has its limits.
The Big Spring Lady Steers gave up seven unearned runs, which was more than the Brownwood Lady Lions needed en route to an 8-2 win in District 5-3A softball action Friday night.
Brownwood was clinging to a 2-1 lead when it exploded for six unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to salt away the game.
Valerie Ross took the loss for Big Spring, which fell to 13-15 overall and 1-2 in district play.