Archive - Nov 2013
The Crossroads area football playoff pairings have been finalized.
Big Spring (7-3) will be facing Fabens (4-6) in Pecos on Friday at 7:30 p.m. If the Steers can rebound from Friday's 31-0 loss against Monahans and knock Fabens out of contention, they could again face Andrews (4-6) â€” which they defeated 61-38 in predistrict play â€” in the area round, should the Mustangs come out ahead of Borger (3-7).
The road will get a bit harder for BSHS if it can make it to the regional quarterfinal round. At that point, the Steers would likely face Stephenville (8-1) â€” the defending 3A champion.
For the first time in 23 years, Big Spring had a chance to claim at least a share of the district championship Friday at Memorial Stadium.
It wasn't the Steers' night.
District foe Monahans ended up winning the title with a 31-0 rout of Big Spring.
Hardly the end to an otherwise stellar season the Steers and Head Coach Phillip Ritchey had hoped for.
But this time around, instead of being forced to wait an entire year to for a shot redemption, BSHS only has to wait a few days, as it will be in the playoffs taking on Fabens â€” the first postseason appearance since 2009.
Big Springâ€™s Economic Development Corp. is going into the rail business â€” in a manner of speaking.
The local city council capped more than a year of EDC planning and negotiation Tuesday by giving formal approval to a $493,000 rail line construction project at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.
The agreement between EDC and the city will expand the rail line at the airpark and is part of an overall plan by the corporation to enhance rail service in the area.
There might be oil out by them thar runways.
Big Spring City Council gave its blessing Tuesday to an agreement which will allow oil and gas exploration at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.
The council authorized City Manager Todd Darden to negotiate with representatives of Veritas Energy Partners (headquartered in San Antonio and Midland) on a contract which would allow the firm to explore 1,500 acres of the airpark for oil and gas. The agreement includes production clauses in case the company would want to commence drilling operations.
Marchie Elevenie Settles, 88, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in a local nursing home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at the Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel in Big Spring with Bishop Carl Condray officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandsons and great grandsons, Burr Lea Settles III, Mark Settles, Tristen Settles, Tanner Settles, Brayden Settles, Luke Settles and Hendon Settles.
Paul Ray Graves, 72, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Mountain Home. Mr. Graves was born Sept.27, 1941, in DeQueen, Ark., to Jesse and Diane (Sutton) Graves.
Paul graduated from Coahoma High School and attended college in Colorado on a track scholarship. His career included district manager for Furrâ€™s Supermarkets and owner of several dry cleaners. He was of the Christian Faith.
Mr. Graves was preceded in death by his parents.
Louise Booth, 89, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
J.B. Hardeman, 93, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 in a local nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
MIDLAND â€” Not only are the Lady Steers headed to the regional volleyball tournament, they overcame a huge obstacle by the name of Monahans to get there.
Big Spring (29-13) started off strong. Unwilling to let rival Monahans defeat them for the third time this season, the Lady Steers took the first set 25-20 and turned in an even stronger performance in the second set, winning 25-15.
With prayer, song and food, Howard County gave thanks to its veterans Monday.
This year's Veteran's Day Ceremony â€” co-hosted by Howard College and the local VA Medical Center at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum â€” provided a solemn and sincere forum for Howard County residents to say thanks to those who have served in the military.
â€śFrom Bunker Hill to Baghdad, we are their beneficiaries,â€ť ceremony emcee John Fisher said of the debt owed to our veterans.
VAMC Chief of Staff Dr. Raul Zambrano, the event's featured speaker, tried to put that debt into perspective.