March 4th, 2011
Carmen Ramirez, 62, of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Lubbock. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Mary Jane Garcia, 61, of Big Spring died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
All the makings of a top-notch basketball tournament are in place for the Seventh Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2011 competition scheduled for March 25 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Teams from Big Spring to Pecos to Ballinger to Snyder will compete in a day of basketball tournament action beginning at 9 a.m. with the grand entrance, followed by a welcome from West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith.
Would you know what to do if severe weather threatened the Crossroads area?
That’s the question the National Weather Service is hoping area residents will ask themselves, as the service prepares to hold its annual Skywarn classes throughout West Texas, including March 10 in the Big Spring City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth Street.
Set for 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., local emergency response officials say the SkyWarn class is a great way to brush up on your bad-weather skills.
Following on the heels of an increase in fall enrollment, the spring semester for Howard College has set yet another record for the district with spring enrollment numbers at 5,115.
“Reaching the 5,000 enrollment mark for the district is an outstanding achievement for Howard College,” said Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President. “This growth is the result of a tremendous amount of work on all campuses and shows the effectiveness of our partnerships throughout the region.”
POST â€” Starting fast was key for the Garden City Bearkats against No. 10 Ira in Wednesdayâ€™s regional quarterfinal.
The exact opposite happened.
â€śWe picked a great time of the year to play our absolute worst quarter of basketball, worst half of basketball,â€ť GCHS Koby Abney said. â€śI donâ€™t think we were overwhelmed by the moment, but we just didnâ€™t play well. You canâ€™t do that in the quarterfinals. There are no bad teams.â€ť
The Bearkats struggled early on the way to a 69-50 loss Wednesday in Post, ending their playoff run.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ PETER MARQUEZ LARA, 40, of 1104 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ LETICIA KAY CANTU, 35, of 904 Rosemont, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for hindering officers discharging official duties and driving without a safety belt.
Eufracio Trejo Mata, 88, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Midland. Prayer service was held Wednesday evening at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
A celebration of life gathering will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 1606 East College St. in Roswell, N.M., for former Big Spring resident Terry Lee Petersen, 57, who passed away Feb. 28, 2011, at his home.
Corliss Brehm, 59, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.