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November 5th

Forsan band places 2nd in state marcing contest

November 5, 2013

The Forsan Band wrapped up its 2013 marching season Monday ,placing a close second at the State University Interscholastic League Class A Marching Contest finals.

In tough competition, the band fell one collective point behind Shiner High School, which was named the state Class A marching champion at the Alamodome in San Antonio. 2011 Class A champ Sundown High School placed third and Shelbyville High School placed fourth. The Class A state marching contest is held biennially.

Gilbert Cisneros

November 5, 2013

Gilbert Cisneros, 78, of Big Spring died Saturday Nov. 02, 2013 at his residence. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday with vigil services at 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Graveside services with military honors will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.

Sylvia H. Rodriquez

November 5, 2013

Sylvia H. Rodriquez, 57, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Iglesia Bautista Central, with the Rev. Joe Torres officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

A prayer service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Sylvia was born Aug. 15, 1956, in Big Spring and married Juan Rodriguez Jr. July 18, 1975, in Big Spring.

James A. Gilbert Sr.

November 5, 2013

James A. Gilbert Sr., 69, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

November 4th

Forsan Band marches on to finals tonight

November 4, 2013

The Forsan High School band passed it first hurdle this morning making the cut to University Scholastic League Class A State Marching finals. The 130-member band will take the field at 8:25 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio to compete against the best schools in their class. The band is under the leadership of Band Director Jim Rhodes and Assistant Director Misty Moellendorf.

November 2nd

Young Marines

November 2, 2013

The Young Marines held their graduation ceremony Saturday at the Hangar 25 Air Museum. Back left to right, Raven Holguin, Conner Martinez, Andrew Sheffield, Middle row left to right; William Sheffield, Rebecca Moore, Nathaniel Aarick, Nikolaus Armstrong, Front left to right; Blake Jones, Julianna Frasier, William Buehler, and Louie Jackson. - Courtesy photo.

Birth Announcement

November 2, 2013

Harper Nicole Lockhart, a girl, was born Oct. 9, 2013, at Texas Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

Early voting turnout light for Tuesday election

November 2, 2013

With less than 3 percent of registered Howard Countians casting a ballot during early voting, it's probably not out of line to say interest in Tuesday's constitutional amendments election is just about nil.
According to the county elections office, only 413 people cast a ballot during the early voting period, which ended Friday. Similar low-vote totals were coming in from across the state — typical for a constitutional amendments election.

Forsan band marching on to state

November 2, 2013

The legacy continues.
The Forsan High School band is gearing up to make its eighth consecutive appearance at the state marching contest under the leadership of band director Jim Rhodes.
“We're over the initial excitement and are now getting back to work to improve the show,” Rhodes said. “The students are working very hard. They are very focused, and they are wanting to improve, not just be satisfied that they got there.

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