Archive - 2010
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.
â€śI want another ring,â€ť he said. â€śThe best ring is the next one. Thatâ€™s what weâ€™re trying to go for. Thatâ€™s our goal this year. Try to tell everyone weâ€™re still No. 1.â€ť
If they already havenâ€™t, the Bearkats have the opportunity to continue proving theyâ€™re 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 heâ€™s 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.
Whatâ€™s more exciting to him, though, is the fact all of them are coming back for at least one more season.
â€śItâ€™s very exciting,â€ť Hillger said of taking nine Buffs to state Saturday, â€śand not to mention, we donâ€™t graduate anybody.â€ť
Seven members of the Howard College baseball team signed national letters of intent Wednesday. Howard College will be represented in some of the primer programs in the country next baseball season.
Rick Stover So. Midlothian, catcher, Oklahoma State
Damien Magnifico Fr. Mesquite, pitcher, Oklahoma
Kevin Sah So. Houston, outfielder, Texas State
Tony Calhoun So. Temecula, Calif., 3B/Pitcher, Oklahoma
Chase Durham So. Flower Mound, INF/OF, Dallas Baptist
Nathan Burns So. North Richland Hills, RF, Florida International
Tyler Collins So. Trophy Club, OF, TCU
Eric Walker, 67, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Life Church with Pastor Clint Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Loubel Dickens, 80, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Howard County commissioners will hold a special meeting Friday morning to canvass the results of the Nov. 2 general election, a contest that will provide a pair of new faces to the court in 2011.
Slated for 8:30 a.m. in the commissioners courtroom â€” located on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse â€” commissioners are expected to sign off on the results.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees are expected to name a construction manager for upcoming bond projects when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the high school board room.
District officials received seven proposals from prospective managers to ramrod more than $50 million in construction projects that are scheduled to begin next spring, Superintendent Steven Saldivar said.
A Big Spring man was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a charge of child pornography in July.
Fabian Duke Trejo, 26, currently in custody, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 87 months in prison, to be followed by a 40-year term of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Trejo must also register as a sex offender.
SAN ANGELO â€” As expected, Big Spring womenâ€™s basketball coach Mike Warren has a lot to learn about his 2010-2011 Lady Steers.
But after Tuesdayâ€™s 52-41 win over San Angelo Lake View in San Angelo to start the season, he does know Cerbi Ritchey, Mckenzie Stone and Bridgette Tuitt are looking like the go-to scorers.
Ritchey turned in a double-double, posting 23 points and 13 rebounds. Stone had 16 points â€” including three 3-pointers â€” and was tough on the defensive end with five steals. Tuitt only had six, but Warren said she was still effective.