Archive - Nov 13, 2010
Care for a bit of Birdie?
The Big Spring High School drama and choir departments will team up this weekend to present âAn Evening of Bye Bye Birdieâ in the high school auditorium.
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free but donations will be accepted.
The students will perform excerpts from the popular Broadway musical, in which a famous rock star (think Elvis Presley circa 1958) travels to a small town in Ohio to make his farewell TV performance before being drafted into the Army.
PLAINVIEW â By the middle of Coahomaâs bi-district playoffs game against Spearman Friday in Plainview, the Bulldogs knew if they were going to win, it was going to be in comeback fashion.
All the pieces started fitting together for that to happen, too. Jason Martinez punched the ball in for a score to cut the Lynx lead to 13, Coahomaâs defense forced a three-and-out on the next drive and suddenly, the Bulldogs were driving down the field for a second score.
Eight area students received a major pat on the back as they were named winners of the Big Spring Optimist Club's annual Outstanding Student Awards.
DeAnna Clare and Andrew Fillingim of Big Spring High School, Rachel Kennedy and Brayden Iden of Coahoma High School, Regan Newsom and Zane Herrin of Forsan High School and Morgan Yarbrough and Blak Thomasson of Sands High School were named winners of the awards, club officials announced.
To be considered for the award, students must excel in the areas of academics, extra-curricular activities and community service.
SEMINOLE â Stanton is known for defense and physical play in the trenches.
The Buffaloes still had that in their 30-6 win over Abernathy Friday in Seminole in bi-district playoff action. They just had the passing to go along with it.
âWe didnât know what to expect in a first-round playoff game,â Stanton head coach John Peterson said. âEverybodyâs hungry to stay in the playoffs. Abernathy did a great job of trying to take away our run, so we adjusted a little bit, started throwing the ball.â
The Grady Wildcats knew they had to accomplish two things in order to win their six-man playoff game with Ira â they had to capitalize on their scoring opportunities and they had to contain Iraâs Lance Morris.
Unfortunately for the âCats, they didnât succeed on either front and ended up dropping a 56-43 decision Friday night in Memorial Stadium.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
â˘ SUSAN OVERTON, 24, 1408 E. Sixth, was arrested on a charge of driving while license invalid.
â˘ ROSENDO JIMENEZ JR., 19, 2410 Runnels, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and evading arrest/detention.
â˘Â RODOLFO HERNANDEZ JR., 40, 1306 Tucson, was arrested on a charge of driving while license invalid/previous conviction.
â˘ CHRISTOPHER DAVID GONZALES, 35, Midland, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
Velda Loubel Robins Dickens, 80, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.Â Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chaplain Walter McCall of Compass Hospice officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Enrique âRickyâ Garza Sr., 46, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.Â Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Charles Luther Ussery Jr., 90, of Big Spring died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Bobby Jones, 62, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Midland. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.