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February 3rd, 2011

Slaton throttles Coahoma boys, girls

February 3, 2011

COAHOMA — The third quarter was like hemlock to the Coahoma Bulldogs and Bulldogettes Wednesday.

Both squads had encouraging efforts in the first halves of their respective games against Slaton Wednesday, but once the second half started, all the good vibes vanished as if through a hole in the roof of the Coahoma Elementary Gym.

The end result was a 68-51 win for Slaton in the boys’ game and a 63-33 decision in the girls’ game.

Check today's issue of The Big Spring Herald for more.

Area basketball: Grady, Stanton pick up wins

February 3, 2011

Grady boys
LENORAH — The No. 10 Grady Wildcats easily took care of Dawson in District 8A, Division II action Wednesday. Shane Teague and Bransen Richards were big with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Dawson fell to 0-12 in district play.

No.10 Grady 57, Dawson 29
Dawson 8 9 10 2 - 29
Grady 19 8 20 10 – 57
Grady — Shane Teague 11, Branson Richards 10, Michael Kimenez 2, Brett Glaze 2, Johan Wiebe 8, Carston Russell 3, Bryley Pinkerton 16, Jacob Rodriguez 5
3-point field goals — Grady 5 (Teague, Russell, Rodiguez, Richards 2)
Records: Grady (23-3, 10-2)

Grady girls

Denver City too much for Forsan

February 3, 2011

Forsan girls
FORSAN — The Forsan Lady Buffs had a hard time keeping their playoff hopes alive against Denver City Wednesday.
The Lady Buffs dropped a District 3-2A game as Denver City rolled, 53-37.
Forsan head coach Robert Hillger said Denver City was tall in the post and ultimately, that was his team’s downfall.
What the loss does is eliminate Forsan from playoff contention with two games left to play. The next game is at Stanton Friday at 6 p.m.

Denver City 53, Forsan 37
Denver City 11 15 9 18 - 53
Forsan 5 13 7 12 – 37

February 2nd

Lights out: High demand prompts outages across most of Texas

February 2, 2011

Rolling 15-minute blackouts began early this morning through much of the Crossroads area as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas implemented outages statewide in response to high demand following an ice storm.

Oncor spokeswoman Jaeamy Molina said the structured outages began around 6 a.m. She told The Associated Press that the Dallas-based utility is complying with a power emergency declared by ERCOT, which operates the electric grid and manages the deregulated market for 75 percent of Texas.

VAMC healing center: A journey of recovery

February 2, 2011

The VA Medical Center's new Veteran's Healing Center offers more than just treatment to vets suffering from homelessness, substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental illness — hope and home are also on the menu.

Open house and dedication for the new 40-bed facility was held Tuesday and officials touted it as an entirely new way to help treat veterans suffering from the above-listed conditions. The center is the direct result of a federal review conducted several years ago.

Four Chaplains service set Thursday

February 2, 2011

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who died during the previous year will be honored Thursday morning during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service at First Baptist Church under the direction of the Big Spring VA Medical Center.

The memorial service — which is named after four U.S. Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat in 1943 — will get under way at 11 a.m. In the main chapel at the local church, according to VA Chaplain Dean Thomas.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 2, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIO GABRIEL ANASTACIO, 38, of 1511 S. Lancaster, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RONALD LEE COVINGTON, 31, of 2704 Apache, was arrested Monday on a warrant for accident involving damage to a vehicle.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 2100 block of S. Gregg Street.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 4200 block of Hamilton.
In the 3600 block of Connally.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

Benigna Montez

February 2, 2011

Benigna Salgado Montez, 81, of Stanton died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, in a Big Spring hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Stanton. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at 407 St. Teresa.

Marcie E. Noble

February 2, 2011

Marcie E. Noble, 69, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Allan Hopper

February 2, 2011

Allan Hopper, 86, of Stanton died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

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