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November 17th

Jack Neal Gray

November 17, 2012

Jack Neal Gray was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Taylor, Texas. He joined his heavenly Father on Nov. 15, 2012, at the age of 91.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Bearfield Gray and by his parents, John Thomas and Amber Pearl Lord Gray. He was also preceded in death by siblings J.T. Gray and wife Rosa Neal, Linnie Gray Solomon and husband William, Myrtle Gray Grubbs and husband Luna, Irene Gray Hodges, Dorothy Gray Reno Russell and husband Bill and Clarence, who died as a child.

Claudine Samuel Winans Dillard

November 17, 2012

Claudine Samuel Winans Dillard, 94, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with the Rev. Pat Ray, pastor of Prairie View Baptist Church, officiating.

Police beat

November 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANDREW JUAREZ JR., 23, of 411 Trades, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information.
• FORTUNATO ALVAREZ III, 24, of 1108 Lloyd, was arrested Friday on two warrants from other agencies and charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, driving while license invalid and failure to control speed.

Chamber toy drive under way

November 17, 2012

‘Tis the season for giving and time to fill the Chamber.
Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is wanting to share the Christmas spirit by hosting a toy drive benefiting area organizations.
“I got the idea while watching the news one night. I was so excited after seeing what I saw that I couldn’t wait to come back and try and fill the chamber,” Chamber Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said.
The toy drive will benefit CASA, Cossacks Motorcycle Club Permian Basin Chapter, Hometown Christmas, The Salvation Army and Spring Tabernacle Ministries.

HC seeks at risk manager for Angelo campus

November 17, 2012

Howard College trustees will get an update on the building project on the college's San Angelo campus — including a recommendation for construction manager at risk — when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
According to College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks, the project — estimated at $12 million, with a final figure not yet established — will allow for construction of two new buildings on Howard's San Angelo campus.

Forsan falls to Quanah 41-6

November 17, 2012

CLYDE — Brendan Roman, senior running back for Forsan picked up a Quanah fumble at the one-yard line and ran it in for a 99-yard touchdown early in the first quarter during the Buffaloes (6-5) bi-district outing against the 8-3 Indians on Friday.

Unfortunately for the Buffs, a holding penalty caused the score to be recalled.

That would set the tone of Forsan's season-ending, 41-6 loss. Five interceptions and a lost fumble coupled with costly penalties proved insurmountable for Head Coach Jason Phillips' squad.

Grady avenges loss to Ropes in playoff opener

November 17, 2012

ACKERLY — Grady (8-3) opened its season with back-to-back losses, including a narrow, 56-48 defeat at the hands of the Ropes Eagles (7-4) in the Wildcats first game of the year.

After winning six of its last seven regular season games, Grady — under the tutelage of first year Head Coach Chris Kuykendal — met Ropes once again Friday in the first round of postseason action.

This time, a much-improved Wildcat squad upended the Eagles in a convincing, 80-56 win.

Grady trailed 16-0 early in the affair, but rallied back to take a 44-22 heading into the second half.

Bearkats pummeled by WIldcats in bi-district bout

November 17, 2012

STERLING CITY — The Garden City Bearkats posted a 3-7 record during the regular season, but found a way into the playoffs.

Despite being at their healthiest in some time, the Bearkats — who won back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010 — were outmatched by the undefeated Water Valley Wildcats on Thursday, losing their postseason opener by mercy rule, 64-18.

November 16th

Christene Horn

November 16, 2012

Christene Horn, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Joe T. Gamble

November 16, 2012

Joe T. Gamble, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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