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Archive - 2011

January 23rd

Police blotter

January 23, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
• PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, 1601 Stadium, was arrested on a warrant for public intoxication and failure to appear.
• CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, 1700 S. Runnels, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• JIMMY DEWAYNE TINNEY, 42, San Angelo, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.

Lucille King

January 23, 2011

Lucille King, 85, of Coahoma, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Quin G. Martin Jr.

January 23, 2011

Funeral services for Quin G. Martin, Jr., 78, of Alba and formerly of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11 a.m, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point, with graveside honors to follow at 2:15 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.

Mary Alice Anderson

January 23, 2011

Mary Alice Anderson, 85, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her residence. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Charlene Birdwell

January 23, 2011

It is with grateful hearts that we celebrate the life and death of Charlene Birdwell. Mom began this life's journey on Sept. 7, 1930, the only child of Maudie and Charlie Smith, in Sweetwater; and completed it in Big Spring on Jan. 20, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Big Spring, with the Right Rev. Scott Mayer, bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas, the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the Rev. Bill Wright, retired priest and close friend, officiating.

January 22nd

Lady Steers oust Snyder for first district win

January 22, 2011

Apparently, the Big Spring Lady Steers made up their minds in practice Wednesday they weren’t going to fall to 0-4 in District 5-3A play.

Whatever was said then, it definitely gave Big Spring a much-needed spark as the Lady Steers upended Snyder 59-53 Friday in Steer Gym.

“We were just determined,” BSHS center Cerbi Ritchey said. “In practice on Wednesday, we decided ‘Hey, we’re tired of this and this isn’t our team. So we’re going to practice hard and we’re going to play hard.’ So we did. We played like we practiced this week and it really paid off.”

No. 24 BSHS boys throttle Tigers by 36

January 22, 2011

One thing Big Spring boys’ basketball coach Cliff Thompson noticed in the Steers’ 85-49 win over Snyder Friday was how packed the gym was

Maybe the newly-ranked No. 24 Steers are getting a little bit more attention than they thought they would at this point in the season.

January 21st

Conservation, preservation meet at science fair

January 21, 2011

Using just a few dollars of materials and an age-old idea, Sabrina Gonzalez designed a system that just might keep birds out of harm's way when they're passing near wind turbine farms.

Gonzalez's simple, yet elegant, solution to a problem that's been perplexing wind farm proponents was named the overall winner at the Big Spring Independent School District's annual Science Fair, held Thursday at Dora Roberts Community Center.

Hawks Announce Record Adjustment

January 21, 2011

Howard College athletic director Britt Smith has announced the forfeit of two men's basketball games because the Hawks inadvertently played an ineligible player in the Mesa Shootout over the winter break.

The forfeits change the Hawks' overall record from 15-3 to 13-5. They are 3-1 in conference play in the western zone of Region 5.

"The player's eligibility has since been re-established and he has returned to the team. The eligibility issue was a communication error within the athletic department and the student athlete was not at fault," Smith said.

16 indicted by grand jury

January 21, 2011

Burglaries, drug possession and driving under the influence dominated cases handed down Thursday by a Howard County grand jury.

Jurors true-billed 23 cases involving 16 individuals.

• Tyson Demetrious Barker, 20, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, possession of a prohibited weapon (third-degree felony), burglary of a habitation (second-degree felony) and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (state jail felony).

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