Archive - Feb 2011
Soaring in the emptiness of a winter sky, it had been seen for weeks. Spotted atop a weathered telephone pole, the large bird had been watched by a game warden as it searched the ground for any movement. Having seen it lift its prey as it flew away one afternoon, the officer was grateful to have shared a brief moment with such a magnificent being.
â€śRobert Lee,â€ť said the male voice when I asked again for a location through the static of his call. â€śWho?â€ť I asked. â€śNot who, but where,â€ť he jokingly replied.
Letha Margaret Nunley, 89, passed away Feb. 6, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, located at 7601 N. Grandview in Odessa. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Highway 80 in Odessa.
Vevagene "MeMa" Williams, 78, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Calvary Callender, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
SAN ANGELO â€” James P. Washburn, 72, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at his residence. Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 8 and 9, 2011, at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Pioneer Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home/Grape Creek.
George Ferguson, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Norma Nell Kelley, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Big Spring boys
Brownwood sent the wrong player to the line with 3.2 seconds left.
The Lions were clinging to a 49-48 lead when Luke Adams was fouled and sent to the charity stripe and at that point, it was just a matter of playing defense for three more seconds.
â€śI knew they were going in,â€ť Adams said of the late free throws. â€śWithout my teammates, it wouldnâ€™t have been possible.â€ť
Those two free throws did go in as Big Spring edged the Lions for a thrilling 50-49 win and Adams is right. The Steers wouldnâ€™t have been in position to win if it werenâ€™t for Dayvion Youngâ€™s late heroics.
Desiree Anderson is pictured signing on to run track for Texas State University next season as coach Nick Roberson watches on. She was joined by her family, friends, teammates and other coaches. She still has one more season with Big Spring, though. The Lady Steers start their season in the Texas Tech Indoor meet Feb. 19 in Lubbock.
Results from Regional 1-4A swim meet in Andrews on Feb. 4 and 5
(All times final, unless indicated)
The Big Spring swim team's season ended this weekend with the conclusion of the Regional 1-4A swim meet. Below are the results from the meet.
The Big Spring boys finished 12th at the meet, while the Lady Steers also finished 12th and no one qualified for the state meet.
The Howard College menâ€™s basketball team battled through a tough game to beat New Mexico Junior College 62-57 Monday in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Joe Bright had 17 points. Carlos Emory had 10 points and five rebounds and Corey Stern had seven points and seven rebounds.
New Mexico Junior College was up by three at halftime, but Brightâ€™s big game was a catalyst for the Hawks.
The Hawks improved to 17-6 overall, 7-2 in conference play. They have New Mexico Military Institute at home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.