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Students, parents ready to come up with graduation plan

April 5, 2014

Current eighth-grade Big Spring students and their parents will begin meeting with school counselors Monday to select a graduation plan as school districts across Texas prepare to implement a new set of graduation plans for the fall of 2014.
“One of the requirements implemented through House Bill 5, is that a parent and student must sign off on the plan that they choose, so it is extremely important that parents and students plan to attend the sessions next week,” said Mike Ritchey, Big Spring High School principal. 

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Big Spring stuns No. 9 Wylie, 5-4

April 5, 2014

The Big Spring High School Steers notched one of its biggest wins of the season on Friday evening in front of a large crowd at Steer Park. And they put themselves right in the middle of the postseason talk by doing it.
Big Spring, backed by a pair of hits from Brett Brorman and Gary Watkins, pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth inning and claimed a thrilling 5-4 victory over ninth-ranked Abilene Wylie in District 4-3A action.

Stick horse rodeo keeps Quail Dobbs legacy going

April 5, 2014

COAHOMA — Competition was tough at the Quail Dobbs Legacy Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo held Friday morning and when the last stick-bull was ridden and the final barrel race won, it was the 2014 kindergarten class that triumphed.
“It's a phenomenal event,” said Ben Clements PRCA and USTRC announcer who lent his talent to the annual event held at the Coahoma Elementary School gym.

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Lady Steers drop 6-5 decision to Wylie

April 5, 2014

The Big Spring Lady Steers suffered a heart-rending 6-5 loss to the Abilene Wylie Lady Bulldogs on Friday at the BSHS Softball Complex.

Big Spring thinclads expect ‘tough fight’ for District 4-3A track crown

April 5, 2014

Big Spring High School head track coach Nick Roberson doesn’t mind telling anyone he thinks his team has the talent to compete with anyone. The team’s overall talent level and depth gives it an opportunity to compete each and every time it takes to the track.
That is good news for area track and field fans - especially those who plan to turn out to watch the Big Spring boys’ and girls’ track teams take aim at the District 4-3A Track and Field Championships. The meet is scheduled to get under way on Monday morning at Blankenship Field.

Watson Weldon Miles

April 5, 2014

Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring, Texas, 6900 S. Highway 87, for Weldon Miles Watson, who was born July 28, 1926, in Ira, Texas, to Ava and Bill Watson, who preceded him in death. Weldon attended school in Ira, Texas, while working with his family on their farm. It was in Ira that he met and married Eutha Fay Bryce on Jan. 18, 1945. Fay passed away Aug. 16, 2012, after 67 years of marriage.

John Jacob (Jack) Abendschan V

April 5, 2014

John Jacob Abendschan, 94, died March 31, 2014, at 5:07 at Deseret Health and Rehab, Colby, Kan.
Jack was born Aug. 2, 1919, in Denver, Colo. He enlisted with the with the U.S. Coast Guard Feb. 22, 1941, was on active duty during WWII and was honorably discharged Jan. 4, 1946. He attended Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., and received a BSN in petroleum engineering.

Juan “Johnny” Haro

April 5, 2014

Juan “Johnny” Haro, 68, of Big Spring died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Sam Segundo, pastor of Family Faith Center, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Imogene Thomas Ingram Hambrick

April 5, 2014

Imogene Thomas Ingram Hambrick was born Nov. 1, 1931, in Big Spring, Texas, to Fred Thomas and Lois Creighton Thomas and passed peacefully after many years of declining health on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
Imogene married J.C. Ingram Sept. 9, 1949, in Big Spring, Texas, and is survived by their two children, Brenda Ingram Hambrick and husband Randy of Lubbock, and Brad Ingram and wife Carla of Stanton. She married Bill Hambrick in 1979 and he preceded her in death in 2005.

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