Archive - Dec 10, 2010
The property damage trial pitting three Crossroads residents against oil giant Alon USA continued in 118th District Court today, with the case expected to be handed to the jury sometime this morning or afternoon.
According to court officials, the case â which began Monday with jury selection â was brought by local residents Beverly Smithie and Ron and Debra Walker, who allegedly sustained property damage in February 2008 when an explosion ripped through the Big Spring refinery, sending a shock wave through the community.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 28, of New Mexico, was arrested Thursday on warrants for public intoxication, failure to appear (two counts), no driver's license â when unlicensed, failure to maintain financial responsibility and consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â˘ INEZ GUTIERREZ ZAVALA, 30, of 208 Circle, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â no insurance.
Separate accidents Wednesday left one Big Spring resident dead and two in serious but stable condition in area hospitals.
The fatal accident occurred late Wednesday in the 1700 block of Gregg Street. Big Spring Police Department officers responding to the scene discovered that 2007 Saturn driven by Gabriel Paredez, 23, of Big Spring, had struck a traffic signal pole at the intersection of 17th and Gregg.
Olga Hernandez, 55, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. tonight at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
GARDEN CITY â Garden City head coach Vance Jones remembers the last time his Bearkats lost vividly.
It was to Throckmorton in the beginning of the 2009 season and Jones remembers his players naturally being upset.
More good than harm came from that loss, though.
âThat loss was probably our motivation to work harder to get to play them again,â Jones said. âAfter the game, they said âCoach, we can beat them.â They worked hard and that was the driving engine that helped us get to that point and once we beat them, we said âHey, maybe we have a shot to go all the way.â
2010 Sandhills Tournament in Monahans
Big Spring girls
BIG SPRING 49, ALPINE 11
Big Spring 14 14 13 8 - 49
Alpine 3 0 2 6 - 11
Big Spring: Cerbi Ritchey 16, Logan Yarbar 7, Taryn Kennedy 6, Mackenzie Stone 4, Stormi Smith 4, Bridgette Tuitt 4, Diamond Mayes 4, LaShaunte Anderson 4, Valerie Ross 1
Next game: Andrews at 1 p.m. in Monahans
Big Spring boys
BIG SPRING 75, MIDLAND CHRISTIAN 21
Midland Christian 6 6 3 6 - 21
Big Spring 17 23 21 14 - 75