Archive - Nov 10, 2010
SAN ANGELO â€” As expected, Big Spring womenâ€™s basketball coach Mike Warren has a lot to learn about his 2010-2011 Lady Steers.
But after Tuesdayâ€™s 52-41 win over San Angelo Lake View in San Angelo to start the season, he does know Cerbi Ritchey, Mckenzie Stone and Bridgette Tuitt are looking like the go-to scorers.
Ritchey turned in a double-double, posting 23 points and 13 rebounds. Stone had 16 points â€” including three 3-pointers â€” and was tough on the defensive end with five steals. Tuitt only had six, but Warren said she was still effective.
FORSAN â€” The first-game jitters were apparent for the Forsan girls basketball team and head coach Robert Hillger.
The good news is it didn't stop them from starting the year with a 39-37 win over Garden City Tuesday in Forsan.
Miranda Park led the way with a team-high nine points. Behind her was Morgan Forshee with eight points and six rebounds. Ambra Hill also had eight points and six boards. Shelby Roemer had seven rebounds and Stevie Wilson had a team-high 10.
Ricky Simpson, 58, of Big Spring passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Ken McIntosh, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Eric Walker, 67, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, atÂ Life Church with Pastor Clint Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The Department of Family and Protective Services and Brazoria County law enforcement officials have begun an investigation into the death of a Howard County youth who died at a residential treatment center in Manvel Friday.
Michael Keith Owens, 16, died Friday at a Houston-area hospital. The preliminary cause of death, officials said, was believed to be asphyxiation although a final determination is awaiting results of an autopsy. DFPS officials said earlier this week that a preliminary investigation showed evidence of â€śrestraint techniquesâ€ť being used on Owens prior to his death.
Officials are declining comment about a shooting that reportedly occurred at a Geo Group (formerly Cornell Corrections) prison late Tuesday morning.
According to several sources, an inmate was accidentally shot just before noon Tuesday at the Flightline Unit, one of Geo's prison units in this area.
Big Spring Emergency Medical Service units responded to the scene and the prisoner was transported to an area hospital.
The inmate's wound was not believed to be life-threatening.
It is unknown at this time what prompted the incident.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MELANIE DAWN HENDERSON, 27, of 9509 E. Interstate Highway 20 Lot 26, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, , failure to appear, driving while license invalid, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft.
â€˘ JIM BOB WHITE, 43, of 1305 Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.