Archive - Nov 2010
Enrique "Ricky" Garza Sr., 46, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, in Lubbock.Â Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
United States military veterans received a 300-person strong âthank youâ from the community Thursday morning.
The annual Community-Wide Veteran's Day observance included patriotic music and speeches from local dignitaries. Most of all, however, attendees were urged to thank this country's veterans for their service and sacrifice.
Big Spring Independent School District will hire a Lubbock firm to oversee several school construction projects over the course of the next couple of years.
Lee Lewis Construction of Lubbock was awarded the âconstruction manager at riskâ contract over six other submissions by BSISD trustees during their Thursday night meeting.
The firm will supervise more than $60 million in construction projects at BSISD the next two years, including construction of three new elementary buildings and extensive renovations at two other campuses.
Big Spring Independent School District officials were busily dousing rumors about a high school student bringing a gun to school this morning.
Assistant Superintendent Danny Ferrell said today any reports of that nature were categorically false.
"Any rumors about a student bringing a gun to school are false. Any rumors about a shooting at the school are false," Ferrell said. "We received an anonymous threat (Thursday) ... and extra security has been brought in to deal with that threat."
ROBERT LEE â When Robert Leeâs Foster Allen caught a 6-yard pass from Justin Gartman to give the Steers a 16-14 lead over defending state champion Garden City, the emotion and excitement was clear on their sideline.
But the composure and calmness was evident on Garden Cityâs sideline.
Thanks to key picks, big runs from Josh Colunga and a stout second-half defensive performance, the Bearkats fought off an early rally from Robert Lee to thump the Steers 66-20 in bi-district playoff action Thursday in Robert Lee.
COAHOMA â Coahoma head coach Trey Gardner describes playoff time like some children describe their favorite holiday.
After all, he has said making it to the playoffs is like Christmas coming early for him.
But the Bulldogs are hoping the joy doesnât end so soon when they take on Spearman in bi-district playoff action at 8 p.m. today in Plainview.
Coahomaâs last appearance in the playoffs was in 2007, but their last win was in 2003.
STANTON â The playoffs were already in hand, but Stanton didnât want to end the season with a loss at Anson. It looked like the Buffaloes were going to have to abort that plan, down 15 at halftime.
The Buffs never wavered though, scoring 36 unanswered points in the second half to win in Week 10.
LENORAH â Things are already tough for Grady as the bi-district round of the UIL state football playoffs begin.
The 10-0 Ira Bulldogs will aim to end the Wildcats' playoff run immediately at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium here in Big Spring.
Sounds like a tall order for the Wildcats to knock off a team that hasn't lost all season, but head coach Brad Cox isn't rattled by the thought of facing an undefeated team to start the playoffs.
He and the Wildcats are excited and, honestly, accustomed to having to beat the odds.
GARDEN CITY â Garden City running back Josh Colunga provided words to live by as the Bearkats defend their six-man Division I state championship.
âI want another ring,â he said. âThe best ring is the next one. Thatâs what weâre trying to go for. Thatâs our goal this year. Try to tell everyone weâre still No. 1.â
If they already havenât, the Bearkats have the opportunity to continue proving theyâre the team to beat against Robert Lee at 7:30 p.m. today at Robert Lee High School in Robert Lee in bi-district playoff action.
FORSAN -â Forsan cross Country coach Robert Hillger is excited heâs taken eight boys and one girl to the state meet Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock â the most the program has ever had.
Whatâs more exciting to him, though, is the fact all of them are coming back for at least one more season.
âItâs very exciting,â Hillger said of taking nine Buffs to state Saturday, âand not to mention, we donât graduate anybody.â