April 26th, 2011
After a 12-year drought, a Howard College cowgirl will be representing the school at the College National Finals rodeo.
Hawk barrel racer Kaci Smith became the first Howard cowgirl to claim a spot in the CNFR since 1999, when Kim Green brought home the Reserve National Champion award in barrel racing.
â€śKaci is doing what Kaci does best right now,â€ť said Greg Kernick, Howard College rodeo coach. â€śSheâ€™s done a great job throughout the entire season and has peaked at just the right time.â€ť
Joe Don Marrow, 68, of Big Spring, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Marvelene Bradford, 80, of Kingsland, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Kingsland. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Melva N. Cooper, 87, of West Monroe, La., formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, April 23, 2011, in a West Monroe nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the funeral home.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
Employees and staff with the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home serve up some holiday fair during the facility's annual Easter celebration Saturday afternoon.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
Area motorcycle enthusiasts gather around a group of custom cycles during a festival to benefit the Special Olympics sponsored by local federal prison contractor Geo Saturday afternoon. The even featured live music and a poker fun run for riders.
The Big Spring City Council will attempt to put the finishing touches on its summer plan to decrease water consumption Tuesday night.
The measure â€” which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent â€” passed first reading April 12 on a unanimous vote.
According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, Stage 3 of the plan includes a number of restrictions â€” aimed mainly at outdoor water usage, such as watering lawns, washing cars and filling swimming pools â€” which are expected to go into effect May 1.
The Salvation Army's Boys and Girls Club of Big Spring will be holding a community yard sale Saturday, May 21, to raise much-needed funds to send local youngsters to camp in June.
Sonnet Hildebrand, director of the local Boys and Girls Club, said the yard sale is slated for 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army office, located at 811 W. Fifth St., and will help give children within the Boys and Girls Club program a chance to attend a five-day camp.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 8 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 21, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LORENZO TORRES RAMIREZ, 26, of 410 W. Eighth St., was arrested Saturday on charges of criminal mischief (two counts) and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CYNTHIA JEAN WHITE, 46, of 5203 Sterling, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.
Air Force Airman Guillermo W. Alcantar graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Maria Alcantar of Westover Road. Alcantar graduated in 2009 from Big Spring High School.