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Archive - Dec 2012

December 7th

Lady Steers down Kermit, Steers to take on Permian

December 7, 2012

Big Spring

MONAHANS — Yaneira Tuitt banked 15 points as well as 10 rebounds and five blocks and Chellsie Clay added 11 points, four rebounds and three assists to guide the Lady Steers to a 39-24 tournament-opening win over Kermit.

BSHS (8-5) resumes play today in Monahans.

LAMESA — The Steers (4-5) will kick off their tournament today against Odessa Permian at 1:30 p.m. The Steers are coming off back-to-back overtime wins against San Angelo Lake View.

Forsan

GAIL — The Buffaloes (4-1) pummeled New Home 48-18 in their first game in the Borden County Tournament.

December 6th

Local man sentenced in child sexual assault case

December 6, 2012

A Big Spring man received three 30-year prison sentences after being convicted of child sexual abuse Wednesday.

Hector Manuel Gonzales Jr., 33, of 3730 Adams St., was assessed the sentences — along with a $10,000 fine — at the end of a two-day trial in 118th District Court.

He will serve the sentences concurrently. Under state law, he will not become eligible for parole until he has been in prison at least 15 years.

Drive-through nativity begins Friday

December 6, 2012

For the 26th consecutive year, First Church of the Nazarene will give visitors a step-by-step account of the birth, life and death of Jesus — all from the comfort of their automobiles.

FCN's annual Drive-Through Nativity, which annually draws thousands of visitors from across West Texas, will be held Friday through Sunday at the church, located at 1400 Lancaster.

Event times are from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night. Admission is free, although donations (which go toward future Nativity expenses) will be accepted.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-6

December 6, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROSHUN DONISHA VANDERBILT-MCGEE, 17, of 104 W. 24th St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired registration, violation of driver's license restriction and driving without a safety belt.

Howard College Men, Women get road wins against Ranger, Cisco

December 6, 2012

RANGER — The Hawks remained perfect on the season as Howard College defeated Ranger College 84-70 Wednesday.

The 10-0 Hawks started slow, according to Head Coach Mark Adams, but picked up the pace when it was needed.

“It was an important game for us against a very good Ranger team,” Adams said. “It was a hostile environment and we were down at halftime. They played really hard the second half and found a way to win.”

Adams appreciated the test as the Hawks prepare for a tough conference schedule.

Big Spring basketball teams get home wins

December 6, 2012

Big Spring

For the second time in four days, the Steers found themselves mired in an overtime battle with San Angelo Lake View on Tuesday, and for the second time, Big Spring came away the victors after nipping the Chiefs 65-63.

The first meeting between the Chiefs and the Steers was Saturday at the Doug McCutchen Memorial Basketball Tournament in San Angelo. BSHS ended the weekend with bang when Tyler Graves sunk a three-point shot as time expired to put the Steers up 57-56.

Last night's affair at Steer Gym was just as dramatic.

December 4th

Steers recognized by District 4-3A

December 4, 2012

The only thing better than heading a team full of All-District athletes is knowing most of them will be back next season

Several Big Spring football players who received District 4-3A honors are underclassmen expected to return to action. That is a good sign for Steer football, according to Head Coach Phillip Ritchey.

“We have quite a few juniors recognized by the district coaches,” Ritchey said. “More so than any other class. That's certainly a good thing for next year.”

Sexual assault of a child trial begins today

December 4, 2012

Jury selection is expected to begin in 118th District Court this morning in the trial of a Big Spring man who is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Hector Manuel Gonzales Jr., 33, of 3730 Adams St., was indicted by a Howard County grand jury in mid-April on four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, all first-degree felonies.

Salvation Army Angel Tree program continues

December 4, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Salvation Army Angel Tree program say the cards are being chosen from the charity-driven trees quickly this year, however, they have been a bit slow to be returned.

According to Ada Lafler, Angel Tree coordinator for the local charity, these first few weeks of the program — which provides Christmas gifts for area children and seniors of low income families — have been encouraging.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-4

December 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• TERRENCE ALI YOUNG, 23, of 711 Abrams, was arrested Monday on charges of evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction and violation of a protective order.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRENDA LUNA VALDIVIA, 32, of 1603 Wood, was arrested Monday on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child – criminal negligence.

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