March 9th, 2012
The Texas Ethics Commission has begun an investigation into a complaint by a local resident that a trio of Big Spring City Council members accepted illegal campaign donations while running for municipal office.
According to reports filed with TEC, complaints have been filed against Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez and District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan by local resident Joyce Crooker.
Law enforcement officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office euthanized one horse and seized nearly a dozen others from a home in the 100 block of Carey this week after they acted on a citizen complaint the animals weren't being properly cared for.
Sheriff Stan Parker said deputies responded to a complaint Wednesday at a home located just past the city limits.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ANDREW JOHN ROSENBERG, 40, of 303 E. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JUAN ANTONIO SALAZAR, 18, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ SERGIO DAVID ALVAREZ, 23, of 606 Steakley, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of controlled substance between one and four grams and possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces in a drug free zone.
Toni Barron Choate of Midland, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, March 3, 2012, at the age of 73. She was a lifelong resident of Big Spring before moving to Midland in 2005. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1001 Goliad, Big Spring. The Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris of St. Mary's, Fr. Tom Finne of Christ Church of Midland and the Rev. Katie Churchwell of Washington, D.C., will officiate. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Parish Hall until 4 p.m.
Bruce Thomas, 63, of Big Spring died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. A celebration of Bruceâ€™s life will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Marvin Boyles Auto Service, 102 Young, next to Southwest Tool. Friends are asked to bring one food item.
Billy Charles Davis, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Oak Crest Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation with Mr. Davisâ€™ family will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd.
LUBBOCK â€“ Hard work apparently pays off.
The Howard College Hawks spent much of the week leading up to the Region V junior college basketball tournament fine-tuning their defense and the results of all that preparation were on display Thursday at Lubbock Christian University's Rip Griffin Center.
The Hawks delivered a stunning defensive performance in the first half of their tournament opener and that was more than enough to secure them an 85-57 victory over Weatherford College.
The weather was cold, but the Big Spring Steers' bats were hot.
The Steers proved to be ungracious hosts Thursday night, downing Monahans, 15-5, to cap first day play at the Big Spring Varsity Baseball Tournament.
The Steers spotted Monahans a 2-0 lead after the top of the second, but stormed back with seven runs in their half of the inning and never looked back from there.
BSHS Head Coach Burt Otto said his team did a good job shaking off temperatures that hovered around freezing Thursday night.
Big Spring High School Varsity Tournament (Steers vs. Brownfield, 2 p.m.; vs. Levelland, 7 p.m.), Steer Park.
Coahoma at Denver City, TBA.
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m. (CANCELLED)
Big Spring at Snyder tournament, times TBA.
Coahoma at Crane, 6:30 p.m.
Forsan at Lamesa, 6:30 p.m. (CANCELLED)
Forsan at Class 2A state team tournament, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Round Rock.
Big Spring boys at San Angelo tournament.
Big Spring girls at Andrews tournament.
Track and field
Local Law enforcement officials say they managed to clear more than 550 warrants and collect more than $100,000 in fines during this year's statewide warrant roundup, which ended in late February.
Municipal Judge Timothy Green said his office â€” working in conjunction with the Big Spring Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff's Office â€” participated in the annual event in an effort to help clear longstanding warrants from the city and county roles.