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September 9th, 2011

School enrollment figures on the rise

September 9, 2011

No one really knows why school enrollment is up across most of Howard County, but no one's exactly complaining about the fact, either.

Big Spring and Coahoma school districts both reported enrollment gains as of the end of August, while Forsan's figures have remained stable, school officials said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 9, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ELIZABETH HOPE LAREZ, 35, of 711 N.W. Ninth St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• CAMELIA ANN CASTILLO, 37, of 3304 W. Highway 80, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CAROLYN GAIL SLACK, 43, of 2624 Dow, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 2600 block of Dow.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 500 block of Scott Drive.

Trevor Glen Dunn

September 9, 2011

Trevor Glen Dunn "Lineman Get It Dunn," 20, of Stanton died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church of Big Spring, officiating.

Marinette M. Teague

September 9, 2011

Marinette M. Teague, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Visitation was held Thursday at Saint Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Saint Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church, Colorado Springs.

Marcia Ruggles

September 9, 2011

Marcia Ruggles, 88, of Big Spring died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

September 8th

Bulldogettes reach out

September 8, 2011

When Savannah Neff went on her coach's Facebook page and read of the grief and concern being poured out from someone she respected and appreciated, she knew something had to be done to help. The Coahoma High School sophomore came up with an idea. After talking with Coach Mitzi Bell to get permission, the Bulldogette basketball player and her teammates are organizing a donation drive to help the families whose lives have been uprooted by the current fires in Bastrop.

9/11 remembrance ceremony planned Sunday at mall

September 8, 2011

Ten years and counting, but not forgotten.

September 11, 2001, is a day that was marked as one that would live in infamy, and it has. No one has forgotten where they were when terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and how that act forever changed lives.

The remembrance ceremonies may not be what they once were, but they still exist, especially in Big Spring. The Big Spring Mall will be the location for a 2 p.m. memorial service Sunday.

Olympic gold medalist to speak on success

September 8, 2011

It’s all about the journey to success — at least that’s the message Dominique Dawes hopes to bring during the Scenic Mountain Medical Center Healthy Woman event scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Twice a year, the Howard College Foundation Speaker Series brings in an individual to inspire and moti-vate members of the community. The event is free, but a ticket is required.

Police/Sheriff

September 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ASHLEY RENEE GARCIA, 18, of 1002 N. Gregg, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and a local warrant for theft – shoplifting.
• DANIEL RIOS, 25, of 905 E. 16th St., was arrested Thursday on charges of criminal mischief, evading arrest or detention, resisting arrest, search or transportation and a warrant from another agency.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1400 block of Park.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1300 block of Madison.

September 7th

Lady Steers turn back Midland Christian

September 7, 2011

The Lady Steers were in action Tuesday, defending Steer Gym against Midland Christian. The game took all five matches to determine a winner, as the two teams took turns with the advantage, but Big Spring pulled out the win with scores of 14-25, 25-16, 25-17, 22-25 and 15-11.

The 20-8 Lady Steers used every weapon available to them in the win, with familiar names leading the way. Setters Cerbi Ritchey and Morgan Seaton combined for an 49 assists in the game, along with 33 digs, 22 kills and 13 blocks.

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