Archive - 2010
Area residents have about a month remaining to donate Christmas gifts to U.S. soldiers serving overseas in combat zones.
The Christmas for our Troops Inc. gift drive, currently ongoing in Big Spring and other West Texas communities, is collecting gifts to ensure that this nation's troops aren't ignored during the upcoming holiday season.
Debbie Burrow, local director for the drive, said volunteers will be soliciting gifts and monetary donations through Dec. 1.
Burrow said the entire purpose of the drive is simple.
With polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, Howard County voters will be expected to go to the polls to determine the outcome of several key state and local races.
Many voters will find the Precinct 2 race for Howard County commissioners on their ballot, as as Republican nominee Donnie Baker faces Democratic nominee Jim Sinclair. Incumbent Jerry Kilgore lost the contest for the Republican party's nod in March.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SASHA LATOYA HICKMAN, 22, of 711 Johnson, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (three counts), failure to appear (seven counts), disregarding a stop sign, backed so as to interfere (or without safety), speeding in a school zone and no driver's license when unlicensed.
â€˘ CHARLES RAY KUYKENDALL, 19, of 1406 S. Nolan, was arrested Saturday on charges of failure to identify â€“ giving false information and consumption of alcohol by a minor.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. â€” Since 2005, NJCAA's Region 5/District 5 has won three national titles and appeared in four championship games.
Thus, it is no wonder why the top two programs from Region 5 top this year's NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Preseason Poll.
Midland College, which won the 2007 title and was runner-up in 2009, and defending national champion Howard College come into this season ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, which is just par for the course.
GARDEN CITY â€” Garden City clinched a playoff spot as the Bearkats continue to roll through the 2010 season.
Josh Colunga and Blayne Batla led the way this week with standout performances on offense against Rankin. Colunga had 19 carries for 413 yards and six touchdowns. He gave the Bearkats a spark with his two first quarter touchdowns. He threw a touchdown pass in the fourth.
Batla was 13-of-20 for 229 yards and six scores.
The Bearkats finish the regular season at Sierra Blanca.
GARDEN CITY 101, RANKIN 53
Rankin 16 13 8 16 â€“53
Garden City 13 20 22 46 --101
GAIL â€” Borden County defeated Grady this week, but the Wildcats will be the Coyotes' biggest cheerleaders next week.
The 64-38 loss at Borden County gave the Wildcats their first district loss this season. The Wildcats need Borden County to beat Sands in Week 10 next week to clinch a playoff spot. If Sands win, then it comes down to point differential, something Grady head coach Brad Cox hopes to avoid.
Juan (Gonzo) Gonzales, 56, died Oct. 20, 2010. At his request, no funeral will be held. Juanâ€™s family and friends invite you to a â€śRemembrance Gatheringâ€ť that will be held Nov. 6 from 1-5 p.m. at the Forks Community Center at 91 Maple Ave. in Forks, Wash.
Randy Gamble, 49, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in Midland. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Mary Cunningham, 89, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Derek Looney, pastor of Forsan Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
â€˘ VALERIA MONTEMAYOR MATA, 34, 2522 Gunter, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear, and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CARTER WESLEY HAHN, 20, San Antonio, was arrested on a charge of evading arrest/detention using a vehicle.
â€˘ JOHNNY RAY PAYNE JR., 31, 1509 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.