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January 15th

Steers get big win over Brownwood

January 15, 2011

BROWNWOOD — The Big Spring Steers had reason to worry when Brownwood jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first quarter.
Head coach Cliff Thompson said it reminded him of the Levelland game when that team made eight consecutive shots to start the game.
But just like in that Levelland game, the Steers withstood the early run and this time, they ended up with a huge 66-56 win at Brownwood to open district play.

Area basketball: Coahoma boys, girls struggle at C-City

January 15, 2011

Coahoma boys
COLORADO CITY — Coahoma head coach Kim Nichols said Colorado City was solid on defense and Friday’s game proved just that.
The Bulldogs dropped a District 3-2A road game at Colorado City 54-26, giving them their fourth district loss of the season.
Nichols said his team had a good first half, but the Bulldogs weren’t able to pull it all together for four quarters. They were only down by six at the half. A 21-point third from the Wolves didn’t help Coahoma, though.
The Bulldogs get their first crack at Denver City on Tuesday as the second half of district play approaches.

January 14th

Rebuild vs. renovate: BSISD officials debate Moss future

January 14, 2011

Big Spring school officials want very much to add a fourth new elementary campus to their upcoming construction list.

Officials discussed the possibility of replacing Moss Elementary with a new campus during Thursday's meeting of the Big Spring Independent School District board of trustees.

When voters approved a $60 million bond proposal in May 2010, plans called for three new elementaries to replace existing campuses at Washington, Marcy and Goliad.

Trustees OK sale of last block of construction bonds

January 14, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District trustees authorized the sale of the final block of voter-approved construction bonds during their regular meeting Thursday evening.

Voters approved the issuance of $60 million in bonds in May, and almost $53 million of those were sold in September.

However, officials held $6.7 million in bonds in abeyance, hoping to qualify for financing under the Qualified School Construction Bond program, a federally-backed system which features ultra-low interest rates.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID WAYNE CROW, 23, of 617 S. McEwen, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – more than four ounces, less than five pounds.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 600 block of E. Sixth Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 58 inmates at the time of this report.

Myrl Fitzhugh

January 14, 2011

Myrl Fitzhugh, 92, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in an Abilene hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mary 'Neni' Doporto

January 14, 2011

Mary "Neni" 'Doporto, 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at her residence. Vigil Services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Ross, Stone make Lady Steers dangerous from 3-point line

January 14, 2011

Big Spring guards Valerie Ross and Mackenzie Stone live behind the 3-point line.

The two await the moment defenses present an opportunity and leave one of them open, and once Ross and Stone get started, it’s hard to stop them.

“When me and Mackenzie are in, we just click,” Ross said. “It’s not competition, but when she makes one, I want to make one. It just helps us out.”

Howard women lose in OT, men edge NMJC

January 14, 2011

HOBBS, N.M. — The Howard College women’s basketball team scratched and clawed its way back into a tough game against New Mexico Junior College Thursday night, but ultimately, a few key turnovers doomed the Hawks in a 76-70 loss in overtime.

The Hawks (15-4, 1-1 in WJCAC play) were down by 10 deep into the second half, but made a push to tie the game at the end of regulation. The Lady T-Birds (15-3, 1-0) had a chance to steal the win with the last shot of the second half, but as soon as that was off the mark, Howard had a chance.

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