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Archive - Mar 2011

March 29th

Lee Freeze

March 29, 2011

Lee Freeze, 82, of Big Spring died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Siggins earn all-around honors at Odessa rodeo

March 29, 2011

Josh Siggins once again earned the All-Around Cowboy title for the weekend and led the Howard College men to a first place team finish this past weekend at the Odessa College rodeo in Odessa.

Siggins brought home the sixth place finish in the average for calf roping and partnered with teammate Cullen Teller to bring home second in the average for team roping.

The duo performed well for the second rodeo this spring with a 7.4 time in the long round and 6.0 in the short.

BSHS golfers in lead at district tournament

March 29, 2011

BROWNWOOD — The Big Spring High School boys' golf team has claimed the early edge in District 5-3A competition.

Paced by Blake Brorman's 4-under-par 68, the Steers shot a team total 308 to lead the district by 10 strokes after first-round play Monday in Brownwood.

Abilene Wylie was second at 318, while Sweetwater held the third spot with a team total of 324.

Bulldogs hammer Denver City

March 29, 2011

COAHOMA — When the Coahoma Bulldogs break out of an offensive slump, they don't fool around.

The Bulldogs exploded for 20 hits en route to a 21-6 rout of Denver City in District 3-2A baseball action Monday.

Just about everybody got in on the act offensively for Coahoma. Aaron Gonzales was 3-for-4 with a triple and double, Dakota Griffith and Adrian Grant each had grand slam home runs, Tanner Ruiz was 2-for-4 with two RBI and four runs scored and Keith Martin and Josh Castilaw each went 3-for-4 at the plate.

Tuesday sports calendar

March 29, 2011

Golf — Big Spring girls at District 3-5A tournament, Sweetwater.
Softball — Abilene Wylie at Big Spring, 5 p.m.
Baseball — Abilene Wylie at Big Spring, 7 p.m.

March 28th

Tena & Company to hold benefit for abuse victims

March 28, 2011

Got a scorchin' tattoo? How about a really hot bike? You know, a motorcycle that makes other motorcycle turn their heads?
Don't worry if you don't. Tena & Company is inviting everyone to a survivors of domestic violence benefit Saturday, April 2. Funds raised during the day-long event will benefit domestic violence victims and organizations such as Victim Services, Bikers Against Child Abuse and others.

The event will take place at Tena & Company, located at 1806 N. Lamesa Highway (U.S. Highway 87). Doors open at 10 a.m. and a “first bike out” fun run begins at noon.

Cars, Stars and Handlebars fund-raiser is Saturday

March 28, 2011

Money generated from the Fifth Annual Cars, Stars and Handlebars fund-raiser will assist Big Spring State Hospital customers and their families with the construction of a Family Visitation Center.

Customers and their families don’t have an ideal area set aside for quality visitation, said Billie Christie director of community relations.

Police

March 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KENDRA MICHELLE MATTHEWS, 29, of 3701 Connally St., was arrested Saturday on warrants for possession of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
• JEREMY STEVEN THROWER, 27, of 206 Circle, was arrested Saturday on warrants for driving without being secured by safety belt and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• ISREAL ALVAREZ, 25, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.

March 27th

Snakes take center stage

March 27, 2011

Snakes and daredevils have taken over the Howard County Fairbarns.

The 47th Annual AMBUCS Rattlesnake Roundup is in full swing. There are snake skinning and milking demonstrations and the opportunity to savor some fried rattlesnake. Professional snakehandler Jackie Bibby is back again for the snake shows.

The arts and crafts show and flea market will continue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday as well. Admission to the arts and craft show is free. Roundup admission is $5 per adult and $3 for children ages 4-11 years old.

Howard College trustees meet Monday

March 27, 2011

Howard College trustees will hear good news and bad news when they convene at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.

The good? Construction projects are coming along well.

The bad? The scuttlebutt on state appropriations is anything but promising. The latter wasn't totally unexpected, but that makes the news no easier to deal with considering Howard College is facing millions of dollars in budget cuts.

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