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September 24th, 2012

Grady homecoming queen

September 24, 2012

Courtesy photo
Grady High School 2012 Homecoming Queen Ellyn Avery shares a laugh with Kelly Cook, the 2011 Grady Homecoming queen, at midfield during the crowning ceremony. Ellyn's father, Jimmy Avery and Sam Warren, a member of the Grady Student Council look on.

Police beat

September 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MYRA ANN BOONE, 32, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 2, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TERRENCE ALI YOUNG, 23, of 711 Abrams, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault or family violence – intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation and unlawful restraint.
• MARTHA ANN CRENSHAW, 47, of 4200 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

Police beat

September 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MYRA ANN BOONE, 32, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 2, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TERRENCE ALI YOUNG, 23, of 711 Abrams, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault or family violence – intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation and unlawful restraint.
• MARTHA ANN CRENSHAW, 47, of 4200 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

Council to finalize tax rate, budget

September 24, 2012

The city of Big Spring is expected to cinch up its fiscal plan — and hopefully put a rather confusing appraisal gaff behind it — for the coming year Tuesday, as the panel hears final reading of the proposed 2012-2013 tax rate and budget.
The council approved first reading of the rate — 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation — during its Sept. 11 meeting on a 6-1 vote, with District 4 Councilman Bobby McDonald the lone dissenter.

Jacky Coffman

September 24, 2012

Jacky Coffman, 66, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Ronnie Gaskins

September 24, 2012

Ronnie Gaskins, 67, of Coahoma died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Edith Books

September 24, 2012

A memorial service for Edith Books, 95, of Athens is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Garden City with the Rev. Kolby Abney officiating.
A private burial will precede the service at Garden City cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Mrs. Books died Sept. 21, 2012, in her Athens residence.

September 22nd

Steers trounce Mustangs 51-14 in front of homecoming crowd

September 22, 2012

The Steers kept the win streak alive for an enthusiastic homecoming crowd as Big Spring — led by sophomore quarterback Tobyn Tannehill — walked all over rival Andrews, defeating the Mustangs 51-14 andimproving to 4-0 on the season.

For the second straight week, the Steers' opponents drew first blood. Andrews quarterback Shane Dolgener threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to give the Mustangs a 6-0 lead on the first possession of the game when the point after was missed.

Buffs beat Indians, Coahoma loses in Denver City, Bearkats fall to Ira

September 22, 2012

TUSCOLA — This time, the Buffaloes hunted the Indians.

The undefeated Forsan Buffaloes traveled to meet the winless Jim Ned High School on Friday, but barely scraped by with a victory as the Buffs were forced to mount a 25-point comeback to defeat the Indians, who had jumped out to 21-0 lead by the end of the first half of play.

Forsan's Brendan Roman scored two running touchdowns and rushed for 117 yards and Trevor Burchett had a 37-yard scoring reception. Burchett also shared quarterbacking duties with Marcus Cervantes. Both passed for one touchdown apiece.

Whitt gets 10 years in prison time

September 22, 2012

A 54-year-old Big Spring man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday morning in 118th District Court, pleading guilty to one count of prohibited sexual conduct after law enforcement discovered he had fathered a child with his daughter.
Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, formerly of 4302.5 S. Highway 87 and currently in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center, had been indicted by a grand jury June 1 on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies.

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