Archive - 2011
Earl Diddle wasnât lying when he told his team every game will be decided by the last few possessions in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.
While the last few possessions in the New Mexico Junior College game didnât go exactly as planned, the last few in Howard Collegeâs 74-71 win over No. 6 Midland Thursday earned them one of the biggest victories of the season.
COLORADO CITY — Both investigators and volunteers pushed forward today despite frigid temperatures in the search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, a search that has already spanned more than three weeks since the child's disappearance.
Searchers continued to comb fields and wooded areas near the Dunn home, looking for traces of the girl, including clothing and personal items.
Big Spring center Devante Lloyd applied one of the sayings from football head coach Phillip Ritchey to the Steersâ basketball season so far.
âCoach Ritchey once said âOnce you catch fire, thereâs no telling how far youâll go,ââ Lloyd said. âSo thatâs the way I see it. We have two wins in district so we caught fire. Weâre just going to keep going from there.â
How on fire are the Steers? Itâs early, but theyâre 2-0 in District 5-3A play and ranked No. 24 in the state according to the Texas Association of Basketball Coachesâ rankings.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
âą ANTHONEY THOMAS MCGRUDER, 40, of 704 W. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana â two ounces or less.
âą ADRIAN PATRICK VALENCIA, 22, of 908 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
âą PRISCILLA LEANN TORRES, 28, of 1408 Wood St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
The Big Spring swimming team may have something to prove at todayâs District 4-4A meet.
In a district with powerhouses such as Monahans and Pecos, the Steers are looking to make a name for themselves today at the Jerry Larned Sports Complex in Monahans.
âFor a lot of them, this is their first year,â BSHS swimming coach Mackenzie Miles said. âThey want to make a name for themselves. Whatâs most important to me is that the one who donât get to move on to regionals, that theyâre able to be most successful at this meet and get their best times.â
David Edward Clinkscales, 56, of Las Cruses, N.M., died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in a Carlsbad, N.M., hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Big Spring with the Rev. Bobby Fuller officiating.
ARLINGTON â Emma Hightower, 63, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Moore Bowen Road Chapel with interment at Moore Memorial Gardens.
BELTON â Memorial services for Charles Thomas Ketner, 32, of Boerne, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at the Christian Temple Church in Colorado City. Mr. Ketner passed away Jan. 18, 2011.
Neel Glenn Barnaby Jr. passed away suddenly Jan. 14, 2011, at his home on Toledo Bend Lake. Services are pending with Smith Funeral Home of Newton.
Ross Elliott Horner of Plano passed away on Jan. 19, 2011. Graveside services will be held at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring on Saturday at 11 a.m. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.