Archive - 2010
The Big Spring Steers donâ€™t play horrible defense. In some cases, theyâ€™re far from it.
But to first-year head coach Cliff Thompson, they can never be too good on the defensive side of the ball.
Thatâ€™s one focus â€” among many â€” for the Steers as their third home game this season approaches. Thompson said the focus is starting to shift toward what the Steers have to do to get ready for District 5-3A play in January and at the top of his list is defense.
COAHOMA â€” As Pete Acosta was trying to recall how many people have congratulated him on his selection to the 2010 Class 2A All-State Football team, another bystander shouted his name from afar, hoping to do the same.
Safe to say Coahoma is proud of what the senior has done.
Acosta was named second team all-state by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors with three other defensive backs. He wasnâ€™t the only Bulldog on the list, either. Josh Castilaw earned honorable mention as an offensive lineman.
The Big Spring Lady Steers took care of business at home once again this season Tuesday. This time they cruised past Monahans 56-34 in Steer Gym for their 11th win of the season.
Like most games recently, this game was all about experimenting with different lineups and getting every player on the floor.
â€śWe started a different lineup, had an all junior lineup just to kind of look at that group and I thought they kind of got in there and got after it,â€ť head coach Mike Warren said. â€śAlthough, the score was close
COAHOMA â€” In a game like this, a nine-point deficit looked like it was too far out of reach for the Coahoma Bulldogettes heading into the fourth quarter.
But they didnâ€™t want to go 0-2 in district play. The fear of that happening alone sparked Coahoma in a thrilling 46-45 win over Post in District 3-2A action Tuesday in Coahoma.
The Bulldogettes were down 39-30 heading into the fourth quarter, but battled back to tie it thanks to a few baskets from Minnie Goodblanket and a clutch shot from Haley Pace with about a minute left in the game.
First reading of a resolution that could allow voters to place term limits on city council members and mayors in the city's charter squeaked by on a 4-3 vote Tuesday night, as the Big Spring City Council moved forward with revisions to the municipal charter.
If adopted by Big Spring voters, the change would limit council members and mayors to no more than two three-year terms â€” or six years in office â€” before being required to sit out one three-year term to be eligible to run again.
Big Spring gained about 2,000 temporary residents Tuesday â€” with a heavy emphasis on the â€śtemporaryâ€ť part of the statement.
As part of an annual restocking effort, slightly more than 2,000 rainbow trout were released into Comanche Trail Lake Tuesday. Another 2,000 fish will be added in January.
The re-stocking effort is a continuation of a program that began about four years ago, said Debbie Wegman of the Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Big Spring City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the emergency reading of an ordinance making the sale, possession or use of salvia â€” a hallucinogenic plant native to Mexico â€” a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000.
According to Big Spring Police Chief Lonnie Smith, the use of the drug â€” also known as Diviner's Sage, ska MarĂa Pastora and Seer's sage â€” has already caused a number of Crossroads residents to seek medical help after consuming the product.
It is still several months before actual ground-breaking, but Big Spring Independent School District officials are busy preparing for the start of $63 million in construction projects that will affect every campus.
BSISD trustees will receive an update on those preparations when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOHNNY RAY PAYNE JR., 31, of 1509 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid â€“ DWI related.
â€˘ LEAH YVONNE DAVIDSON, 56, of 1205 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of failure to identify.
â€˘ GARY RAYANDO FRENCH, 31, of 2607 Central, was arrested Tuesday on charges of assault by contact and interference with an emergency phone call.
â€˘ SAUNDRA JO GARRARD, 36, of 1107 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of theft â€“ shoplifting.
Funeral services for Robbie Piner Kilgore, 85, of Lamesa will be held Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lamesa with Bro. Daniel Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home.