April 21st, 2011
ODESSA â€” Forsan High School's Kyle Stevenson and Sydney Holdampf are one win away from a trip to the state tennis tournament.
Stevenson and Holdampf, both juniors at FHS, each recorded two victories Wednesday to reach the boys' and girls' singles semifinal round, respectively, at the Region I-2A tennis tournament at Ratliff Stadium Tennis Complex.
Stevenson opened tournament play be defeating Cody Asbury of Ingram Tom Moore, 6-3, 6-1. He then knocked off Ricardo Chavez of Dimmitt, 6-0, 6-0 to reach the semifinals, where he'll face Jesse Guerra of Tornillo at 8:30 a.m. today.
Officials with 118th District Court say child pornography allegedly found on a computer confiscated as part of the missing person investigation of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn haven't yet been submitted to their office, the next step in the prosecutorial process.
The Easter bunny is coming.
Two community wide Easter egg hunts are certain to have children hopping in Big Spring Saturday.
The first will be at 10 a.m. at the Old Settler's Pavilion in Comanche Trail Park. First Church of the Nazarene will sponsor the event and provide hot dogs and drinks afterward.
Starting at 2 p.m., Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veteran's Home will be having its eighth annual community Easter egg hunt and festivities.
The timing just fell into place for Brad Burt, Travel Centers of America general store manager and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer.
Burt was sworn-in as a volunteer in January 2008 and has been working with the same case.
The work Burt has put in since becoming a volunteer has not gone unnoticed. He was honored with the best mentor award at the CASA volunteer appreciation banquet March 31.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DANIELLE MARIE RAWLS, 28, of 903 Saunders was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘Â CRUZ JESUS CASTILLO, 41, of 1512 Wood Street was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 200 block of Main.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth St.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Deanie Burdette, 62, died Sunday, April 17, 2001. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Mike Moates officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Robert Paul Gomez, 26, of Big Spring, died Sunday, April 17, 2011. The family will receive friends from 6 p,m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Kenneth Carson officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Jo Ann Reed Trevino, 60, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Don Snipes officiating. Burial will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
Forsan and Coahoma High School tennis players have taken a variety of routes to today's Region I-2A Tennis Tournament in Odessa.
For the Coahoma doubles team of Aaron Gonzales and Jason Martinez, the regional tournament is the culmination of years of working together.
For Forsan's doubles team of Cheyenne Galloway and Rachael Haggard, success came much quicker.
And for Forsan singles players Kyle Stevenson and Sydney Holdampf, the trip to the regional tournament is just one more highlight in a season full of them.
After an up-and-down season, perhaps it was appropriate that the Big Spring Lady Steers earned a spot in the state softball playoffs by doing â€¦ nothing.
The Lady Steers, who were idle Tuesday, earned the third and final postseason berth from District 5-3A by virtue of Brownwood's 19-7 win over Abilene Wylie. If Wylie had defeated Brownwood, it would have ended the season tied with Big Spring and forced an extra game with the Lady Steers to determine the district's final playoff representative.