February 18th, 2014
Oceal McMillan, 92, of Big Spring, died Monday. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The Odessa College Wranglers entered Mondayâs Western Junior College Athletic Conference showdown with rival Howard College in a good position. They were led by the nationâs top scorer in point guard Josh Gray, and they had home court advantage.
What they didnât have was âPepe,â or, when the smoke finally cleared, was much of a prayer for making the postseason.
After finishing off its regular season with a pair of meaningless losses to Sweetwater and Snyder, Big Spring will amp up its attack this afternoon when they square off against the Pecos Eagles in the bi-district round of the boysâ Class 3A state playoffs. The game is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Permian High School gymnasium in Odessa.
The Odessa College Lady Wranglers came into Mondayâs showdown with the Howard College Hawks figuring they should have an easy win. They were, after all, playing at home and facing a Howard College team that was ranked in the lower half of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference standings.
How wrong were they.
Phillip "Filmo" Rose, 30, of Big Spring, Texas, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Toka Van, 39, of Big Spring, died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at her residence Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Yolanda Lara, 69, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Brownsville, Texas. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
Leo E. Frank, 93, of Big Spring, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
George M. Peters, 88 of Midland, formerly of Stanton, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in a Midland nursing home. A rosary service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stanton. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stanton with Msgr. James Bridges, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Stanton.
Walk by any public school administration office and you can hear the crickets chirping â at least where it concerns candidates filing for trustee races.
Filing to run as a candidate in the Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan school board races has been light to say the least and the same for Howard College.
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