Archive - Oct 2011
Gary F. Thurman, 65,Â of Sand Springs, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in a local hospital.Â His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Coahoma junior Aaron Acevedo hit the ground running Friday night and never let up, as the Bulldogs defeated Post 47-29 in District 2-2A action. The speedy back rushed for 198 yards and four touchdowns as Coahoma improved to 4-3 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in district.
â€śWe really weren't sure if Aaron was going to play,â€ť Coahoma's head coach, Trey Gardner said. â€śHe had hurt his elbow last week and he did not practice until Wednesday.â€ť
In a close, wind-blown game Friday night, the Forsan Buffaloes improved their record to 5-1 (2-0 in district) by defeating the Anson Tigers 28-20.
Forsan's head coach, Jason Phillips hit the nail on the head earlier this week when he said Anson was the best 0-6 team around, warning his players not to overlook the Tigers. His words would prove prophetic as Anson matched Forsan in just about every offensive category during this district match-up.
â€śWe knew they would be better than their record indicated,â€ť Coach Phillips said. â€śThey got after us pretty hard in this one.â€ť
Garrett Stuteville dove over the goal line on a one yard run early in the second quarter to tie the game at 7-7, but it would be the lone score for the Steers, as Big Spring falls in their district opener 38-7.
Stuteville's score came as a result of an interception by Lukas Falcon, as the Steers defense held the powerful running game of Brownwood close during the first half.
â€śThat seems to be our M.O.,â€ť Big Spring's head coach Phillip Ritchey said. â€śWe can keep them close for a half.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ GABRIEL LEE MARTINEZ, 22, of 1611 Owens, was arrested Friday on warrants for theft greater than or equal to $500 and less than $1,500 all other, open container in a motor vehicle/driver and fail to appear.
â€˘ MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 42, of 800 Lancaster, was arrested Friday on a warrant for nuisance/animal repeatedly at large.
â€˘ JUAN MANUEL MARTINEZ-GONZALEZ, 68, of 609 S. Nolan, was arrested Friday on a charge of fictitious/counterfeit inspection certificate.
Kenneth Harris, 70, of Big Spring died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Bruce Shockley, 62, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Following a recent series of deadly accidents in and around the Crossroads area, U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Big Spring-based Robinson Drilling LTD for nearly a dozen health and safety violations at a Lenorah work site.
The work site — located in Gaskin Field, Gaskins Well No. 1, reportedly at Rig No. 20 — was investigated by OSHA’s Lubbock District Office.
Memories will be flying this weekend at the Webb Air Force Base Reunion.
The reunion will take place at Hangar 25 Air Museum, with registration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Reunion attendees will also be treated to a hamburger luncheon at noon at the museum with an aerobatic show by stunt pilot Jan Collmer starting at 1 p.m.
A Mexican fiesta dinner will be served at the Senior Center with a mariachi band as entertainment.