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Steers take tough loss

August 30, 2011

The Big Spring Steers kicked off their 2011 season in a tough defensive battle against Fort Stockton Friday night. In spite of moving the ball well and smothering the Panther offense, the Steers ended the night on the short end of a 7-6 game.

After falling behind 7-0 in the first frame, the Steers had to play catch-up the rest of the game and it wasn't until there was only 2:09 left in the game, following a long, sustained drive, that Michael Oliva pounded his way into the end zone for what appeared to be a game-tying score.

Voter registration deadline nears

August 30, 2011

The clock leading up to the Nov. 8 election is ticking away and area voters who aren't registered to vote or are unsure of their status have a little more than a month to prepare.

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election — which covers 10 proposed amendments, several of which could have a strong effect on veterans in the Crossroads area — is Oct. 11, according to Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.

Plants, trees not a lost cause just yet

August 30, 2011

No rain, no grass, little to no watering. With all the “nos,” it seems like it might be time to give up on your yard — but no, don't give up hope just yet.

Terri Johansen, owner of Johansen Landscape and Nursery, said the lack of rain and tight water restrictions don't have to put an end to all landscaping. “You can't just give up, which is what some people are doing,” Johansen said. “We have all invested too much time and we need to do what we can to maintain certain things.”

Enrique Sotelo

August 30, 2011

Enrique Sotelo, 88, of North Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Aug. 27, 2011, at his daughter's home in North Little Rock, Ark. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Deacon Clemente Villa officiating. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 10 a.m at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Margy Vernetta Fickling

August 30, 2011

Margy Vernetta Fickling, 90, of Howardwick, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Howardwick, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

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