January 14th, 2011
After practice Thursday, Big Spring guard Luke Adams and boysâ basketball coach Cliff Thompson caught themselves in a conversation, mapping out different scenarios of how the Steers can clinch a playoff berth or, even better, win District 5-3A.
Actually, itâs been a recurring topic among the Steers this week.
Howard College womenâs basketball head coach Earl Diddle believes New Mexico Junior College is the team to beat in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference.
Thereâs reason to believe him, too, the way he describes the Lady Thunderbirds.
âI really feel that theyâre one of the top teams in the league,â Diddle said. âThey beat South Plains by 20 in the (WJCAC Pre-Conference Tournament). They pose a lot of problems for us. They shoot the 3 well and they have very, very good inside play. So they pose a lot of problems for everyone in the league.â
According to Colorado City officials, Shawn Adkins has been named a “person of interest” by investigators in the recent disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn, but no arrests have been made at this time.
Dunn was last seen walking from her home in northern Colorado City to a friend's house about 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, according to initial police reports.
The trial date for a Big Spring man accused of possessing a “rape kit” with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault has been pushed back until March, according to officials with the 385th District Court in Midland.
Juan Jose Guerra, 49, of 1 Courtney Place, was arrested April 28 in Midland after law enforcement officials were notified the suspect was acting suspicious.
A little cold weather wasn't about to stop this hardy group of future farmers.
Despite frigid temperatures, the annual Howard County Junior Livestock Show began its annual run Wednesday at the county fair barns.
The show, which runs through Saturday, features 122 exhibitors showing 311 entries, a decrease of 84 animals from last year's show, officials said.
The most probable cause for the decrease, they said, was the economy. It costs several hundred dollars to care for and prepare an animal for livestock show presentation.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ KRISTIN SH'NEA MARMOLEJO, 18, of 1804 S. Owens, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft â shoplifting.
â˘ STEPHANIE SARALYNN JUAREZ, 17, of 508 E. 18th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft â shoplifting.
â˘ DERRICK JONATHAN COLEGROVE, 21, of 3209 Oasis Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â˘ JUSTIN HENRY FRANCO, 21, of 105 N.E. 10th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana in a drug free zone â two ounces or less.
ARLINGTON â Florentino Ariaz Doporto Jr., 62, a retired U.S. Army first sergeant, passed away unexpectedly in his hometown of Big Spring, on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Mansfield. Interment will follow at 1:45 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a rosary at 7 p.m., at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington.
COLORADO CITY â Mr. Pete Orona, age 51, of Colorado City, died Tuesday in a Stanton hospital. Services will be Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Saint Annâs Catholic Church with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell County Cemetery. There will be a Rosary at the Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 7 p.m. All arrangements will be under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
When it comes to putting the idea of term limits before the voters, the Big Spring City Council has had a change of heart.
By a 5-2 vote Tuesday, the council rejected a resolution that would have put a term limit proposition on the ballot during May's municipal elections. The vote comes weeks after the council gave its preliminary approval to the measure by a scant 4-3 majority.
FORSAN â Forsan girlsâ basketball coach Robert Hillger didnât have much explanation for Tuesdayâs 44-41 loss to Stanton at home.
He said Stanton beat Forsan fair and square.
âI couldnât figure out our identity Tuesday. At the beginning of the game, really the first half, weâre pushing and running and theyâre making shots and weâre not. We like to push and run and we were down five (at the half) anyway, so I was like âAlright, weâre going to slow down the pace of the game. Weâre going to dictate what we want to do and not let them dictate what we want to do.â