March 10th, 2014
Jacques T. Newton, 93, of Big Spring died Saturday March 8, 2014 at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Fidel Martinez, 57, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.Â Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home
The Big Spring High School Lady Steers capped their 2013-14 high school basketball season recently by having three members of their playoff qualifying squad named to the District 4-3A all-district team. Garnering honors from the districtâ€™s coaches were Julianna Rodriguez, Dyrshae Vanderbilt and Diamonique Mayes.
The Big Spring High School boysâ€™ golf team turned in a stellar outing on Saturday at the San Angelo Boysâ€™ Golf Classic on Saturday at the Quicksand Golf Course. The Steers finished seventh in the final team standings in the Blue Division with a team total of 694.
The Big Spring High School Lady Steersâ€™ golf team finished 16th in the final team standings at the 2014 Andrews Girlsâ€™ Golf Classic on Saturday.
The Big Spring High School Steersâ€™ 4x400-meter relay served notice to the area on Friday that they will be a team to be watched. And they did it in grand style - edging out Frenship by three-tenths of a second in the final event at the 2014 Big Spring Invitational.
Big Spring High School Lady Steersâ€™ head track coach Nick Roberson was realistic going into Fridayâ€™s 2014 Big Spring Invitational Track and Field meet at Blankenship Field. He knew the Frenship Lady Tigers had the sheer numbers to dominate the meet, so he took a different approach, looking for quality over quantity.
He found plenty to be happy with.
New Mexico Junior College posted a 6-3 run in the final 1:18 off regulation on Friday afternoon in the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock and claimed a tough 64-60 victory in the semifinal round of the Region V Basketball Tournament. With the loss, the Hawsâ€™ season ended one game shy of a berth in the national tournament.
Wilmit Edward "Ed"Â Wilkerson, 85, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Vealmoor, Texas, and married Patsy Lue Sherman Feb. 18, 1957, in Odessa, Texas.
He was a lifelong resident of Big Spring and worked as a plumber for 20 years, retiring in 1970. He served in the United States Army Air Corps and then in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952.