February 10th, 2012
During halftime of Thursday's Howard College-Western Texas basketball game, members of Howard's 1962 track and field team were honored on the 50th anniversary of their national junior college title, one of three straight championships the squad earned. With members of the team behind her, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks addresses the crowd during the ceremony.
Judy Hokett, 80, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Federico âFredâ Salgado, 62, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his nieceâs residence. Vigil services and memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel, with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating.
He was born Nov. 13, 1949, in Vealmoor, Texas, to Virginia and Cirilo Salgado. He has been a lifetime resident of Howard County. He married Alice Jimenez on June 26, 1971, in Midland, Texas. She preceded him in death Jan. 14, 2009. He was a self-employed carpet layer for more than 40 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Bob Hicks, 72, of Coahoma, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his residence. Memorial celebration services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Coahoma. His friend and pastor, Tom Koger, will officiate and his life long friend, Karl Hoppess of Houston, will give a brief eulogy.
Calling all sweethearts.
Canterbury is having its eighth annual Senior Sweetheart Dance tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the public area at the Canterbury South building.
âThis is a great opportunity for the residents to have their family come out and see where they are living,â Executive Director Shannon Nabors said. âIt also provides an opportunity for the residents to go dance, have fun, hear some good music and not have to worry about driving back at night.â
Each year, according to Nabors, Cantrbury hosts two dances.
Time to pull out the running shoes.
Big Spring State Park and Timing Specialists have teamed up to put on the inaugural Run 2 Love 2 Run. The Valentineâs Day themed run will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday on Scenic Mountain.
âThis is an incentive for folks to stay fit,â State Park Manager Ron Alton said. âAs always though, just because run is in the name doesnât mean people canât walk the distance if they choose to.â
Local race director Craig Felty found the inspiration from a few couples he knows who are working toward running together and staying in shape.
Work is moving along at the four Big Spring Independent School District elementaries under construction, trustees were told Thursday, but a proposal to implement a standardized dress code has stalled completely â at least for now.
Thursday, board members took a tour of Goliad Elementary to see just how far the construction has progressed.
School board elections are are oh the horizon for area districts, including Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan, Stanton, Sands and Grady. Glasscock County ISD will not be holding school board elections until November.
Candidate filing began Tuesday throughout the Crossroads, but districts report little activity.
For those who want to be a Master Gardener, the chance is coming.
The first class of the year will take place 5:30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Horace Garrett Building Room 204 at Howard College for those wanting to receive certification to be a Master Gardener.
âThey have the opportunity to register until the beginning of the class, but if they miss the first class they will have to wait until next year's sessions,â Walter Ward, Howard County Master Gardeners president, said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
âą MARCUS ARMENDAREZ, 48, of 1008 N. Gregg St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana â two ounces or less and possession of drug paraphernalia.
âą ANGELA MARIE ROBINSON, 29, of 1600 S. Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for tattoos prohibited for persons under 18 years of age.
âą MARTY WAYNE HUCKABEE, 31, of 1309 Wright St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving without being secured by a safety belt and failure to appear (three counts).