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December 1st

Darlene Hickey

December 1, 2011

Darlene Hickey, 59, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with the Rev. Randy Hardman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Gail, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at the funeral home.

Sidney Brewer

December 1, 2011

Sidney Brewer, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the Gilstrap Family Cemetery in Big Spring.

He was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Sayre, Okla., and was a pumper for C.H. Levens and the Gilstraps for more than 13 years.

Survivors include many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Allu (Doster) Brewer.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Alejandra 'Ale' Doporto

December 1, 2011

Alejandra "Ale" Doporto, 69, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at her son's residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel, with burial to follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

November 30th

Wilkerson to seek 5th term as district attorney

November 30, 2011

Howard County District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson will seek a fifth term in office in 2012, as he announced this week he has filed the necessary paperwork with state officials to run for re-election.

Wilkerson, who has represented the 118th Judicial District for nearly 15 years, said the decision to run for re-election — which he will do on the Republican ticket — was a practical one for him.

Girls Night Out going Uptown Thursday

November 30, 2011

Healthy Woman is joining Uptown Salon and Day Spa in a special event for local ladies.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Girls Night Out will take place at 600 Runnels.

“Women are always so busy taking care of others and sometimes they forget to take care of the most important person, themselves,” said Kim Howell, Scenic Mountain Medical Center marketing director. “This is an opportunity for them to stop in for a few minutes and enjoy some laughter, fellowship and some good treats.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 30, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESSICA FAYE BROOKS, 24, of Lubbock, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid and a warrant from another agency.
• JOHN HENRY SCHENCK, 36, of 1513 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance and failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts).
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 600 block of Highland Drive.

Darlene Hickey

November 30, 2011

Darlene Hickey, 59, of Kileen, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Lady Buffs rally

November 30, 2011

The Forsan Lady Buffs spotted Grape Creek a nine-point lead in the first quarter before storming back to take a commanding decision in Tuesday night's basketball action.

Cheyenne Galloway led the girls with 10 points and six rebounds as the Lady Buffs shut the door on Grape Creek, starting in the second quarter and rolling through the second half.

“The kids played great defense in the second half,” Head Coach Robert Hillinger said. “They limited Grape Creek to two field goals in the entire half.”

Lady Steers dominate courts

November 30, 2011

The Lady Steers of Big Spring got back to winning Tuesday night as they defeated visiting Greenwood 52-45. The Lady Steers jumped out to a 28-16 halftime lead and held on for the win as Greenwood tried to rally late.

Scoring 14 points in each of the first two periods, Big Spring held the visitors to six points in the first frame and 10 in the second. Greenwood would outscore the Lady Steers 29-24 in the second half, but the damage had already been done, as Big Spring improves to 5-1 on the year.

Lady Steers netters honored in District 5-3A

November 30, 2011

After a very successful season, the Lady Steers' volleyball team received some great news. Nine players from the team were recognized for their performance during the season with district honors.

Cerbi Ritchey was named to the All-Region team, as well as being dubbed District 5-3A Hitter of the Year. Carson Reibe was named District 5-3A Defensive Player of the Year.

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