April 17th, 2012
Howard College will honor its top students at the annual awards convocation set for 7 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Students will be recognized for their achievements in a variety of areas, including academics, leadership and citizenship.
The top honor to be presented tonight is the President's Award, given to the college student who excels in several areas of college life.
The President's Award is voted on by faculty and staff, with College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks having the final say, officials said.
Inspiring artists at a young age is the route Howard Cottage is taking.
Students at Howard Cottage â€” ranging from 18 months to 4 years old â€” are being featured in an exhibit, the Howard Cottage Art Show, which is on display at the Hall Center for the Arts until May 3.
â€śWe enjoy highlighting our kids,â€ť said Stacy Slaten, assistant professor of art and art department head at Howard College.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, 23, of Port Arthur, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ KEVIN LEE DUNLAP, 34, of 3312 Auburn, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ MARK MATTHEW LINDEM, 34, of 2506 Kelly Circle, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Kenneth W. "Hoss" Hartmann, 47, of Big Spring died Friday, April 13, 2012, in a Grapevine hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Johnny Cockerham officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the funeral home.
Jeffery Curtis Dunlap, 32, of Coahoma died Friday, April 13, 2012, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Eddy Pitchford, minister of the Coahoma Church of Christ, officiating.
He was born Dec. 25, 1979, to Wanda and Gary Dunlap in Big Spring, Texas. He loved to take walks, ride his bike and gardening. He loved being outside and loved playing with his nieces and nephews.
Johnny Roy Phillips, 72, previously of Big Spring, died April 4, 2012, in El Paso. Mr. Phillips was an attorney practicing in West Texas for many years before retiring in El Paso.
He is survived by his son, Bryan; daughters, Brooke and Brandy; sister, Pat Douglass; and nephew, John Douglass.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Faye Phillips; and sister, Beth Conklin Corder.
Condolences may be offered at www.memorialdesigners.net
Big Spring Independent School District officials are already thinking about their next budget, but few of those thoughts are pleasant.
Continued cuts in state revenue have educators across the state scrambling to balance educational needs with decreased funds, and Big Spring ISD is no exception.
When Texas legislatures crafted the state's biennial budget in 2010, they cut more than $5 billion from education expenditures. That meant local school districts would have to make do with less â€” in Big Spring's case, about $3 million less â€” over a two-year period.
Time may have sprung forward recently, but the Howard College Dance Department is taking things back with its spring concert Thursday and Friday. Students will take to the stage of the Hall Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. to perform â€śMovin' with the Movies.â€ť
â€śThere is a lot of history in this show,â€ť Eulaine McIntosh, Howard College dance instructor, said. â€śYou start seeing a lot of connection to the future when you start researching.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VICTOR JOE TODD, 47, of 1301 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KEVIN LEE DUNLAP, 34, of 3312 Auburn, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ MARK MATTHEW LINDEM, 34, of 2506 Kelly Circle, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1900 block of N. Highway 87.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 1000 block of N. Main Street.
Billy Wayland "B. W." Cunningham, 78, of Big Spring died April 13, 2012, in Midland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Birdwell Lane Church of Christ with Ralph Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.