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November 17th, 2010

'Ladies' promises laughter

November 17, 2010

The Howard College Theater Department has determined that it's time to get farcical.

To open its season, the department will present “Leading Ladies” — a comedy of errors similar in tone to the classic Jack Lemmon/Tony Curtis/Marilyn Monroe movie, “Some Like It Hot” — Friday through Sunday at the Hall Center for the Arts on the HC campus.

Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee scheduled for 2 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Theater Department Director Kirk Davidson said the play will appeal to fans of comedy.

Empty Bowls fund raiser to aid United Way

November 17, 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, United Way officials will mix art and good food with a good cause.

The UW's Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. To 1 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 911 Goliad.

Cost of the event is $15, which will allow customers to pick out a unique, hand-made bowl and fill it with one of several soups prepared by local residents.

Tickets can be purchased through the United Way office or at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.

Drive-through Nativity set for Dec. 10-12

November 17, 2010

Anyone wanting to embrace the “the reason for the season” needs to look no farther than Big Spring.

What began 23 years ago as a modest depiction of Christ's life, is today one of the largest and most unique holiday traditions in the Crossroads area.

Though still almost a month away, it's not too early to mark Dec. 10-12 on a calender. Those are the dates for the First Church of the Nazarene's Drive-Through Nativity.

Lady Steers’ perimeter shooting beats Fort Stockton

November 17, 2010

Getting off to a good start was one of the main objectives for the Big Spring Lady Steers in Tuesday’s game against Fort Stockton in Steer Gym.

How’s a 17-1 run for starters en route to a 60-18 win?

“We talked about that since the last game,“ BSHS head coach Mike Warren said. “We got good shots against their zone just passing the ball around and inside to Cerbi Ritchey, inside to Diamond Mayes. That opened up stuff on the outside.”

Steers display athleticism in 69-33 rout of Fort Stockton

November 17, 2010

Cliff Thompson joked that right now would be a good time to retire. After all, he would retire undefeated as the Big Spring boys’ basketball coach at 1-0.

Then he quickly noted that winning just feels too good.
The Steers upended Fort Stockton for a season-opening 69-33 for Thompson’s first win as Big Spring’s head coach. If the Steers can continue to improve, Thompson just might have the chance to get used to winning.

November 16th

Fort Stockton on tap for Lady Steers

November 16, 2010

It’s all about consistently gaining confidence as the Big Spring girls basketball team approaches tournaments in December and district play in January.

As far away as that seems, every game until then counts.

“I think the last two years we’ve been playing with younger girls,” Big Spring head coach Mike Warren said. “Last year they competed at a high level and I think it’s time for them to start enjoying some of the rewards of that hard work we’ve been doing for two years.”

Kay Elizabeth Jackson

November 16, 2010

Kay Elizabeth Jackson, 59, of Grand Prairie died of natural causes Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, while a resident of Dalworth Nursing Home in Grand Prairie. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

John Doll

November 16, 2010

John Doll, 53, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Robertson, chaplain with Compass Hospice, and the Rev. Alan Wallace, pastor of People's Felllowship, Lubbock, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Bond selling options weighed

November 16, 2010

Big Spring Independent School District officials still have some construction bonds to sell. How they will sell the bonds has become a matter for discussion.

In September, BSISD trustees decided to hold off on selling almost $7 million of the $63 million in construction bonds authorized by voters. The unsold amount, which totaled $6.7 million, was held in abeyance to see if it could qualify under a special federal program which features extra-low interest rates.

Two jailed after knife fight

November 16, 2010

A weekend argument escalated into a knife fight that landed two local men in the hospital, then in the Howard County jail.

Police responded Saturday evening to the 800 block of Lorilla in west Big Spring in reference to a disturbance and possible stabbing.

Big Spring Police Sgt. Tony Everett said that when officers arrived on the scene they found two men suffering from injuries caused by “edged weapons.”

The two men were identified as Ismael Juarez, 50, and Jason Threats, 32, both of Big Spring.

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