November 17th, 2012
ACKERLY â€” Grady (8-3) opened its season with back-to-back losses, including a narrow, 56-48 defeat at the hands of the Ropes Eagles (7-4) in the Wildcats first game of the year.
After winning six of its last seven regular season games, Grady â€” under the tutelage of first year Head Coach Chris Kuykendal â€” met Ropes once again Friday in the first round of postseason action.
This time, a much-improved Wildcat squad upended the Eagles in a convincing, 80-56 win.
Grady trailed 16-0 early in the affair, but rallied back to take a 44-22 heading into the second half.
STERLING CITY â€” The Garden City Bearkats posted a 3-7 record during the regular season, but found a way into the playoffs.
Despite being at their healthiest in some time, the Bearkats â€” who won back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010 â€” were outmatched by the undefeated Water Valley Wildcats on Thursday, losing their postseason opener by mercy rule, 64-18.
Christene Horn, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Joe T. Gamble, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Claudine (Sam) Dillard, 94, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Pat Ray, pastor of Prairieview Baptist Church, officiating.
Hubert Donald â€śH.D.â€ť Barber, 82, of Big Spring, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ANTHONY A. VASQUEZ, 38, of 2525 Hunter, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ANDREW JUAREZ JR., 23, of 411 Trades, was arrested Friday on a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1400 block of Tucson.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1000 block of N.W. Second Street.
In the 700 block of Scurry.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
Amanda Duforat photo
Joanne Forrest was recognized with the American Cancer Society Lifetime Achievement Award during the Community Kick-off for Relay this week. Pictured from left to right in back are Jason McCoy, regional vice president for West Texas Region of American Cancer Society and Manny Negron, Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life Chairman. On the front row are Whitney Wine, community manager/income development for ACS; ; Joanne Forrest, award recipient; and Leslie Kitto, regional director for development, ACS.
Mark another successful year down for Empty Bowls, one of the biggest United Way of Big Spring and Howard County fundraisers.
With more than 250 people supporting the annual fundraiser, the organization brought in a little more than $6,000 toward the 2013 campaign goal set at $300,000.
â€śEvery year is a success, but this year was just amazing. We changed venues in order to allow more people to experience the event,â€ť United Way Executive Director Sandy Stewart said.
Remember those tales mom and dad use to read to you at bedtime? It's time to recreate them for the Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade, themed â€śA Storybook Christmas.â€ť
The parade is Saturday, Dec. 1, but the deadline to enter and be eligible for prizes is Friday â€” as in tomorrow.
Entries will be judged in the following categories: Individual or family; civic group, church or school; commercial; industrial; and mounted.