January 27th, 2011
Tickets for next week's Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet are still available, but won't be for long, organizers say.
The deadline to purchase tickets for the Feb. 3 banquet is 5 p.m. Friday.
The Howard College menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball teams are in action today against Western Junior College Athletic Conference foe Odessa College.
The Howard women start things off at 5:45 p.m. in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on Howard Collegeâ€™s campus and the menâ€™s game follows at 7:45 p.m.
The No. 21 Howard men (13-6, 3-2) may need a win the most. The Hawks are coming off a 88-77 loss to Western Texas College in Snyder, being burnt by the Westernersâ€™ Deverell Biggs for 31 points.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday and early Thursday:
â€¢ BRUCE ERVIN ESSIX, 44, 408 S. Douglas, was arrested on two warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€¢ ERNEST ENRIQUE SILVAS, 26, 1408 Sycamore, was arrested on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€¢ AMMIE LEE HOWELL, 32, 1507 Hilltop, was arrested on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€¢ MICHAEL LEE RAWLS, 31, 1803 Morrison, was arrested on a warrant for prostitution and a warrant from another agency.
Funeral services for Rosco Thomas of Stanton have been set for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Evergreen Cemetery with Danny Bisbee officiating. A reception will follow at Bellvue Church Of Christ.
James Bannister "Bill" Allgood, 88, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Barstow, Texas, with burial to follow in Barstow Cemetery.
Neva Hunt, 85, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Allie Jo Martin, 90, of Stanton, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
The Howard County Jail could soon be the center of law enforcement efforts in Big Spring, as city and county officials prepare to meet to mull over the idea of housing the Sheriff's Office and Police Department in the same facility.
City Manager Gary Fuqua informed the Big Spring City Council Tuesday night recent talks between the city and county administrations could help the municipality solve a longstanding problem.
The United Way of Big Spring and Howard County did a victory lap during its annual business meeting Tuesday evening.
Despite a struggling economy — and bucking the trend of the past few years — the 2010 UW drive exceeded its goal of $250,000, which left both campaign officials and the agencies that receive funds from the organization in a celebratory mood.
Wayland Pierce, first vice president of the 2010 campaign, said $252,000 has been raised to date, with the promise of even more to come within the next few months.