Archive - Nov 2010
It appears likely that a multi-billion shortfall in state revenue will force Howard College officials to trim their budget even more in the coming months.
College trustees will hear a report on the uncertain state of projected revenue when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
The college's budget has already been trimmed by 10 percent because of projected shortfalls in state revenue, but now it appears those cuts may not be enough, said Dr. Cheryl Sparks, college president.
GARDEN CITY â€” Name the time, date and place of the Garden City-Borden County football game and the urge to be there is evident.
Maybe more than most six-man football games, when these two teams hook up, fans flock to Gail, Garden City or in todayâ€™s case, Forsan at 7:30 p.m., hoping to see the epitome of six-man football.
The two teams faced each other in a 40-39 thriller during the regular season, with Garden City getting the upper hand. Now tonight, a lot more is on the line during the area round of the playoffs.
STANTON â€” Stanton was excited to be this far into the playoffs like many other teams. That ended quickly with a loss to Olton.
The Buffaloes donâ€™t talk much about last year, making it a point to concentrate on whatâ€™s in front of them.
But with a senior laden squad and a strong defense, itâ€™s safe to say the Buffs donâ€™t want to let the chance to keep playing pass them by this time.
Steven "Bubba" Mills, 36, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Calvary Callendar, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Jessie Lee (Buddy) Polk Jr., 66, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Mattie Richardson, 96, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, in a Marble Falls nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Howard College's Tasha Tubbs will make Houston her home next basketball season. She signed her national letter of intent Thursday.
Howard College head coach Earl Diddle on Tubbs: "We really excited. I think the University of Houston is getting a real complete player. She's worked very hard from her days at Amarillo Palo Duro High School. She's done something that junior college players have to do and that's improve. She's improved her defense, her rebounding, she's improved her passing. She's a great shooter.
As this year's United Way campaign formally ends, officials expressed confidence that the drive's goal will be reached.
The annual campaign, which raises money for various service agencies in Howard County, is about three-quarters of the way to its $250,000 goal as it formally ends today, but several events in the coming months should help officials reach that mark, Executive Director Jeannie Coor said.
t's turkey time at the Big Spring Salvation Army, as the local charity prepares to open its arms â€” and its kitchen â€” to the community for its annual Thanksgiving dinner.
Prep work for the dinner is expected to get under way as early as Tuesday, according to Salvation Army Capt. Terri Cheshire, continuing daily until the Nov. 25 meal is ready to be served.