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April 18th, 2012

Coahoma falls to Colorado City, District 3-2A softball squads in three-way tie

April 18, 2012

COLORADO CITY — The Coahoma Bulldogettes had one thing on their minds Tuesday — avenge their only District 3-2A loss to the Colorado City Lady Wolves and take sole possession of first place in the highly competitive region.

Unfortunately, that plan was dashed with a 7-3 loss which forced a three-way tie between Coahoma, Colorado City and Forsan.

BSHS Boys Golf takes second at regional tourney, qualify for state

April 18, 2012

Fore!

After a rough outing during the first round of Region 1-3A tournament play Monday, the Big Spring High School Boy's golf team rallied back Tuesday, jumping ahead of Ft. Stockton and taking second place behind Andrews to punch their ticket to the state championship tournament in Austin.

The BSHS boys shot a total of 648 — 330 in the the first round and 318 the second. Tyler Bryan led the Steers with a two-round total of 157. Devin Roberson shot a 163, Tate Kennedy 164, Jason Guevara 169 and Ryan Pollard 171.

Seaton signs letter of intent

April 18, 2012

Taylor Seaton is passionate about volleyball. This coming fall, she will get a chance to take that passion to the next level.

Seaton, a senior at Big Spring High School, signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at McMurry University in Abilene on Tuesday at the BSHS Athletic Training Center.

Heavily recruited by the institution, Seaton believes McMurry will be a good fit for many reasons.

“I really wanted to go to a school that has Christian values,” Seaton said. “I know that is where I am supposed to be.”

April 17th

College to bestow accolades

April 17, 2012

Howard College will honor its top students at the annual awards convocation set for 7 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Students will be recognized for their achievements in a variety of areas, including academics, leadership and citizenship.

The top honor to be presented tonight is the President's Award, given to the college student who excels in several areas of college life.

The President's Award is voted on by faculty and staff, with College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks having the final say, officials said.

Childrens' art work displayed

April 17, 2012

Inspiring artists at a young age is the route Howard Cottage is taking.

Students at Howard Cottage — ranging from 18 months to 4 years old — are being featured in an exhibit, the Howard Cottage Art Show, which is on display at the Hall Center for the Arts until May 3.

“We enjoy highlighting our kids,” said Stacy Slaten, assistant professor of art and art department head at Howard College.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, 23, of Port Arthur, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• KEVIN LEE DUNLAP, 34, of 3312 Auburn, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• MARK MATTHEW LINDEM, 34, of 2506 Kelly Circle, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Kenneth W. 'Hoss' Hartmann

April 17, 2012

Kenneth W. "Hoss" Hartmann, 47, of Big Spring died Friday, April 13, 2012, in a Grapevine hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Johnny Cockerham officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the funeral home.

Jeffery Curtis Dunlap

April 17, 2012

Jeffery Curtis Dunlap, 32, of Coahoma died Friday, April 13, 2012, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Eddy Pitchford, minister of the Coahoma Church of Christ, officiating.

He was born Dec. 25, 1979, to Wanda and Gary Dunlap in Big Spring, Texas. He loved to take walks, ride his bike and gardening. He loved being outside and loved playing with his nieces and nephews.

Johnny Roy Phillips

April 17, 2012

Johnny Roy Phillips, 72, previously of Big Spring, died April 4, 2012, in El Paso. Mr. Phillips was an attorney practicing in West Texas for many years before retiring in El Paso.

He is survived by his son, Bryan; daughters, Brooke and Brandy; sister, Pat Douglass; and nephew, John Douglass.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Faye Phillips; and sister, Beth Conklin Corder.

Condolences may be offered at www.memorialdesigners.net

April 16th

Big Spring ISD eyeing budget

April 16, 2012

Big Spring Independent School District officials are already thinking about their next budget, but few of those thoughts are pleasant.

Continued cuts in state revenue have educators across the state scrambling to balance educational needs with decreased funds, and Big Spring ISD is no exception.

When Texas legislatures crafted the state's biennial budget in 2010, they cut more than $5 billion from education expenditures. That meant local school districts would have to make do with less — in Big Spring's case, about $3 million less — over a two-year period.

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