Archive - Mar 15, 2012
The thump, thump of basketballs can be heard across gyms around the country as tournaments ranging from the Big East to the Big XII get underway. But the thump, thump, thump of basketballs can also be heard in small recreation centers and outside courtyards across rural West Texas as participants in the upcoming Hoops, Dreams and Goals practice their jump shots for the annual hoopfest.
The Eighth Hoops Dreams and Goals 2012 competition is scheduled March 30 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
The view through a child's eye is important and the Lions Club is doing its part to ensure that vision isn't hindered.
â€śThe goal of the Lion's Club has always been to help people, especially children, who have vision problems,â€ť Tommy Mills, Lions Club member, said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LEE TORRES ESCOBAR, 33, of 811 E. 16th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BRODIE LEE DUNN, 32, of 1706 Young St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JASON ORTEGA, 30, of 1208 Lloyd, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ RACHEL NIKOLE GONZALES, 22, of 2330 N. Highway 208 Apt. 14 in Colorado City, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
Wilma Oneta Riffe Kyle, 71, of Shepherd, Texas, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012. She was born in Shepherd, Texas, on Feb. 24, 1941, to Willie L. and Gladys Jewel Riffe.
Survivors include her son, Bendle G. Kyle Jr.; daughters, Chequita Kyle, Gladys Feaster and Vanessa Lee; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Fannie Overton, Sue Kautz and Linda Nolan; brothers, John, Charles, Archie and Robert Riffe; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lizzie Deanna; and brother, Billy Riffe.
Peggy Atchison, 82, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Big Spring died Monday, March 12, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Elwin Collom, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating.
Seminole at Big Spring (DH), 4:30 p.m., Steer Park.
Forsan at Denver City, noon.
Slaton at Coahoma, TBA.
Big Spring at Sweetwater, 6:30 p.m.
Howard College at Casa Grande, Ariz. tournament, TBA.
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