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Backs against the wall: Steers fight for playoff spot against Snyder

November 5, 2010

Even before Big Spring-Snyder kicks off at 7:30 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium, the Steers are down 13-0.

They have to come out swinging, no question about. That is, if Big Spring wants a playoff spot.

There are other scenarios that would allow the Steers to clinch a playoff spot in Week 10 against Snyder, depending on what happens in the Brownwood-Wylie game. The one they'll most likely have to rely on is beating the Tigers by at least 13 points, by way of the point differential rule in case of ties in District 5-3A.

BSHS cross country ready to make noise at regional meet

November 5, 2010

Big Spring cross country coach Randy Britton doesn't want his runners worrying about where they finish when the Steers compete in the regional meet Saturday in Lubbock, at least not during the race.

Britton's approach to this meet is simple: run a personal best and everything will take care of itself.

“This group of kids is really young,” he said. “I do see a lot of potential in them. My biggest thing to tell them is they need to go up there and try to run a PR (personal best). If they run a PR, there's nothing they can do about it. Just let the chips fall where they may.”

Hawks put away LCU JV 92-26

November 5, 2010

There's not much Howard College can take from its 92-26 win over the Lubbock Christian Junior Varsity team Thursday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

But Howard College head coach Mark Adams is pleased with what his team can do defensively.

“This is another good warm-up for us,” he said. “We're getting ready to go up to Weatherford (Okla.). But our defensive effort is good. I think we have a chance to be very good defensively.”

Public gets update on proposed reliever route

November 5, 2010

More than 200 people — some in support of, some against and some just curious — filled the main meeting room at Dora Roberts Community Center for a public hearing on a decade-old project Thursday: a truck reliever round around Big Spring.

What they learned is that the 12.75-mile, $150 million bypass probably will be built around the west side of Big Spring someday, but it is anyone’s guess as to how long it will take and where exactly the funding will come from.

Term limits on hold because of lawsuit

November 5, 2010

Recent efforts by the city of Big Spring — led by newly elected Mayor Tommy Duncan — to make revisions to the city charter may have hit a major snag, as conflicts caused by a lawsuit settled in 1992 could block term limits for council members and proposed changes to initiatives and referendums.

Pearl Ellen 'Gram' Simer

November 5, 2010

Ellen Simer, 71, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Hospice House in Odessa. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joel Miller and Chaplain Cherise Felty officiating.

Marilyn Gerene Carson

November 5, 2010

Marilyn Gerene Carson, 72, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at the Hospice House of Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Wade Cobb officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at the funeral home

Police Blotter 11-05

November 5, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHNNY RAY VIERA JR., 25, of 1605 S. Main, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
• DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, 1402 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of walking in roadway where sidewalks provided.
• GENARO LOPEZ CASTILLO III, 20, of 1205 Harding, was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed (three counts) and failure to appear.

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