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March 17th, 2011

James Ed Wilkerson

March 17, 2011

James Ed Wilkerson, 87, of Big Spring and Norman, Ark., died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Norman, Ark. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Pitching, defense lead Lady Steers to win

March 17, 2011

Big Spring High School Softball Coach John Sparks said the Lady Steers will have to rely on pitching and defense for any success they have this season.

A prime example of Sparks' comments came Wednesday. Big Spring managed only three hits against San Angelo Central, but received sterling performances from pitcher Logan Yarbar in particular and the Lady Steers' defense in general en route to a 3-1 victory over San Angelo Central at the BSHS Softball Complex.

March 16th

Take to the hill: Master the Mountain coming

March 16, 2011

t's time to Master the Mountain again.

For two and a half hours April 9, all those who are interested will be able to take on the mountain in the Master the Mountain Fun Run/Walk at Big Spring State Park.

“It's the same every year; we have the majority of the people sign up the day of the event,” Ron Alton, event coordinator and park manager, said. “Registration will be taken up to the day of the event again.”

Snakes alive — now they're hunting varmints

March 16, 2011

It's time for snakes ... and other varmints.

This year, the 47th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup has an addition to the festivities — the Ambucs Area Wide Varmint and Hog Hunt. For those wanting to take part in the Varmint and hog hunt, teams are limited to four members and the registration fee is $125 per team and category. There will be winners, determined by number of animals and weight, in both categories. T

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 16, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SHANE EDDIE ANDERSON, 39, of 806 E. 18th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
• SALENA MARIE TAYLOR, 31, of 1005 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to identify as a fugitive from justice – giving false information, speeding and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• AMBER RAY ALEXANDER, 31, of 1907 S. Runnels, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.

Dolores Pearce

March 16, 2011

Dolores “Dosie” Pearce, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at her son’s residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Ed Wilkerson

March 16, 2011

Ed Wilkerson, 87, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Arkansas. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Steers sweep Lake View

March 16, 2011

A quick lesson from Baseball 101: When your pitcher throws strikes, the game becomes a lot easier.

Two varying examples of this rule were on display during the Big Spring Steers' doubleheader vs. San Angelo Lake View Tuesday afternoon. In game one, both the Steers and the Chiefs had trouble finding the strike zone and the end result was a 13-12 marathon win for the Steers. In the nightcap, however, Big Spring pitcher Jacob Acosta consistently got ahead of the opposing batters and the Steers cruised to a relatively easy 7-3 victory.

March 15th

Term limits on ballot, wording under study

March 15, 2011

Big Spring voters will get the chance to weigh in on proposed term limits during municipal elections in May, however, the length of the limits is still up in the air, according to city officials, thanks to conflicts in the amendment's wording.

The Big Spring City Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Monday evening to have the amendment — which was driven by a recent petition spearheaded by the local Concerned Citizens Council — placed on the ballot.

Thomason files for council

March 15, 2011

The May race for the District 3 seat on the Big Spring City Council got a last minute candidate Monday, as Shannon Thomason — chairman of the local Concerned Citizens Council — tossed his political hat in the ring.

Most recently, Thomason ran unsuccessfully for the mayor's seat on the council in 2010, garnering 153 ballots — 5.34 percent — in his bid for the position. Thomason also ran for the mayoral seat in 2007, losing to longtime mayor Russ McEwen with 467 ballots, accounting for approximately 23 percent of the vote.

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