May 4th, 2012
LUBBOCK â€” The Howard College Hawks and the Western Texas College Westerners aren't exactly strangers passing in the night.
The two have met four times this year in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play, in which WTC was outscored by the Hawks 37-3.
A turnaround wasn't in the cards for the Westerners on Thursday, as they found themselves on the short end of an 8-0 ball game in the Hawks' regional championship opener.
MINERAL WELLS â€” There is no telling how deep into the playoffs the Big Spring Steers baseball squad could go this season, but if they maintain their current pace, it may be a few more weeks before the fans run out of games to attend.
BSHS Coach Bert Otto said prior to the bi-district series opener that he believed his team could compete with Iowa Park in the playoffs.
He was right.
The Steers took the first game by a score of 5-1 and will head into Game Two with the all-important momentum any coach would like when squaring off against the region's best.
Camilla Joyce Osburn, 75, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Dotty for dachsunds? Psyched about shih tzus? Wowed by Welsh corgis?
Hundreds of this region's best show dogs will put their best paws forward this weekend at the Big Spring Kennel Club's annual Dog Show, set for Saturday and Sunday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
The 42nd annual show opens at 8 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Betty Kelley, one of the event's organizers, said high gasoline prices will probably hold down entries, but added that she still expects more than 400 dogs, some from as far away as Arizona, to participate this weekend.
Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom says early voting has gotten off to a slow start in the May 12 municipal election, a surprising fact considering what's at stake in this year's municipal election.
By the way, polls will be open until 7 this evening at the county courthouse.
â€śWe opened up Monday with approximately 150 votes,â€ť Bloom said. â€śTuesday we had about 126 ballots, which was much slower than what we were expecting. Wednesday was around the same neighborhood. I'm not sure why things are moving so slowly.â€ť
Great artists have to start somewhere.
Heritage Museum and Big Spring High School art students are running with that idea. The Big Spring High School Student Art Show will be on display in the museum gallery until May 15.
During this time, the public will have access to viewing more than 100 works from local students.
â€śThe works are examples of various assignments given throughout the school year,â€ť said BSHS Art Teacher Judy Tereletsky. â€śEach student was asked to pick at least one item to display.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SALLY LEANNE HAIR, 32, of Post, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DENNIS EDWARD KIMBLE, 27, of 800 W. Marcy Apt. 29, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less, expired driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (two counts).
â€˘ PHILLIP EUGENE BEBEE, 38, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for assault by contact (two counts).
Could this be the year of the Steer?
Coach Bert Otto and his baseball squad believe it is as they ready themselves for Game One of a three-game series in postseason play against Iowa Park today in Mineral Wells.
Shirley M. Brashears, 74, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with her son, Don Moore, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the funeral home.
She was born Dec. 18, 1937, in Lamesa to Fred and Isabell Wilson and moved to the dairy farm with her family when she was around five years old. She grew up there and graduated from Big Spring High School in 1956.
Leon Kennedy, lovingly known as PaPaw by his grandkids, 75, of Big Spring, peacefully took his last breath April 30, 2012, at 10:30 p.m. and went to be with our Lord, leaving behind a hole in our hearts that will never again be filled.
Family visitation will be at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home on Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Midway Baptist Church on Friday, May 4, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment will be immediately held following the services in Big Spring with a graveside service for family and friends at Trinity Memorial Park.