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Forsan's Horton, Roman sign with Arlington Baptist College

February 9, 2013

FORSAN — A pair of Forsan student-athletes — P.J. Horton and Brendan Roman — signed letters of intent to attend Arlington Baptist College on Friday. Roman will be on the private, four-year school's track and field squad, while Horton plans to run track and cross country.

Both seniors are excited to take their athletic ability to the collegiate level.

“I chose Arlington Baptist because they told me I would run. I won't have to redshirt. I will be running my freshmen year and the coaches told me if I'm in the top seven on the team, I will go to nationals.”

Steers stomp Stangs, girls fall in thriller to Sweetwater

February 9, 2013

Big Spring

Boys

A few weeks ago, not too many people expected much out of the Steers, who seemed befuddled on the court from the start of District 4-3A, which they opened with four straight losses.

But Head Coach Cliff Thompson insisted it was just a phase his squad was going through while they found their identity.
Apparently, they found it.

Big Spring has won four of their last six games, including a thrilling win over Greenwood last week and Friday's season-ending, 74-54 rout of Sweewater.

Forsan school trustees to finalize bond estimates

February 9, 2013

FORSAN — School district trustees here will work to finalize estimates for a construction bond issue they hope to present to voters this May when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

It is now highly likely — although still not a certainty — Forsan Independent School District trustees will call for a bond election to be decided May 11. No final price tag has been set on the bond, although preliminary estimates are in the $20 million range.

Grand jury returns drug indictments

February 9, 2013

More than a dozen area residents were indicted by a Howard County grand jury this week, with numerous true-bills for charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Cases were presented by District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson and Assistant District Attorney Robin Orr, as the grand jury indicted 16 people on 25 separate charges during Tuesday's session.

Among those indicted were:

• Holston Banks III, 21, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, evading arrest (third-degree felony) and injury to a child (third-degree felony).

Robert Ramos

February 9, 2013

Funeral services for Robert Ramos of Big Spring were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton with Deacon Clemente Villa officiating, interment followed at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Mr. Ramos was born Jan. 9, 1952, in Big Spring and he passed away Feb. 4, 2013.

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