February 22nd, 2011
The Big Spring baseball team took care of business Monday night, beating Monahans 8-2 to open the 2011 season.
Max Pappajohn was on the mound for the win.
Head Coach Bert Otto was impressed with his teamâ€™s performance. He said this is about where the Steers were at last year, but he will learn what type of team he has quickly.
The Steers immediately dive in to their first tournament of the year at Lubbock Cooper High School. The tourney starts with Cooper at 10 a.m. and Hereford at 3 p.m. Otto said the Steers should also have Monahans again and Andrews.
ODESSA â€” Thursdayâ€™s game against Frank Phillips College for the Howard College womenâ€™s basketball team is now do or die.
The Hawk women fell to Odessa College Monday in WJCAC action, 66-45. The loss makes the regular season finale the biggest game of the year. Howard needs to beat Frank Phillips at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum and a New Mexico Junior College loss at South Plains in order to clinch a berth in the Region V Tournament. Frank Phillips has already been eliminated.
Freddie Mae White, 97, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Ruby Atkinson, 87, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Juanita Joyce Adams, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in a hospice facility in Odessa. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Jessie Oliveras, 40, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
Steven Paul Martinez, 59, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park with Monsignor Bernard Gully officiating.
Claudia Kelly Stallings, 66, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Christ Community Fellowship with Nick Portocarrero officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wellington.
Tommie Salmon Bryans Cooper, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council is rather brief, with final approval of a resolution supporting the Colorado River Municipal Water District's ongoing efforts to educate the public on the need for water conservation.
Talks between CRMWD and its member cities â€” including Big Spring â€” have been ongoing for some time now, centering around water conservation heading into the coming summer, when water usage in the Crossroads area is expected to be at its highest point.