May 10th, 2011
LUBBOCK - Howard College was defeated 5-1 Monday by New Mexico Junior College in the Region V Baseball Tournament. The Hawks were to play Midland at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the double-elimination tournament being held at Dan Law Field in Lubbock.
Firefighters with the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department and Big Spring Fire Department spent much of Monday battling a blaze in the southeast portion of the county that destroyed at least 2,300 acres and several structures.
Firefighters responded to the Tubbs Addition â€” located approximately a mile south of Big Spring on U.S. Highway 87 â€” around 1 p.m. after a wildfire was reported in the area.
Two corporations which a year ago allegedly gave mayor candidate Tommy Duncan campaign contributions â€” a violation of the Election Code â€” have also made donations to two individuals currently seeking seats on the Big Spring City Council, the Herald has learned.
Marcus Fernandez, a candidate for District 1 in Saturday's city elections, and James Glen Carrigan, who is running for the District 3 seat, filed campaign finance reports with the city of Big Spring indicating they have accepted donations from Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics.
May is Mental Health Month, and West Texas Centers is raising awareness of mental illness by hosting a number of community-based events.
Mental Health Month was created more than 50 years ago by Mental Health America to emphasize the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health.
West Texas Centers hosts several events throughout the year calling attention to the importance of recognizing and treating mental illness but puts a special emphasis on the month of May in conjunction with Mental Health Month.
Kenneth Howell, 74, of Big Spring died Monday, May 9, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
December â€śDeeâ€ť Taylor, 44, of Coahoma died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. A memorial service and gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Kenny Scott officiating.
Patsy Grigg, 72, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Leo Franklin Bairrington, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, at the age of 72.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Oâ€™Donnell Cemetery.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT LEE EVANS JR., 29, of 1502 Tucson, was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
â€˘ ASHLEY NICOLE KENNEDY, 26, of 1005 Stadium, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to yield the right of way at an intersection, failure to appear and expired license plate.
The Big Spring City Council will entertain a number of amendments to its Code of Ordinances Tuesday, including a change to its Business and Occupations section to help prevent the sale of stolen goods to secondhand stores.
According to Big Spring Police Chief Lonnie Smith, the amendment would provide a number of processes designed to prevent the sale of stolen goods and promote the recovery of such items.