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November 5th, 2012

David L. Doyle

November 5, 2012

David L. Doyle, 89, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Maxine Coleman

November 5, 2012

Maxine Coleman, 93, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, Big Spring, Texas.

C.G. Griffin

November 5, 2012

C.G. Griffin, 89, of Big Spring died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Walter McCall and Dennis Etherege officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born May 20, 1923, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Norma Henry on March 15, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas.

General election features local, national issues

November 5, 2012

A commissioners race and the future direction of Big Spring's economic development corporation are decisions local voters will make Tuesday, but they aren't the only issues that will impact Howard Countians.
Also on the ballot is the obvious presidential election featuring Democratic incumbent Barak Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
A bit closer to home is the race for U.S. Senator between Democrat Paul Sadler and Republican Ted Cruz.
Races for Railroad Commissioner, Supreme Court Justice and Court of Criminal Appeals Judge are also on Tuesday's ballot.

Police beat

November 5, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER, 33, of 4215 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• HENRY TREVINO FRANCO JR., 21, of 1009 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for c riminal mischief and failure to appear.

Christmas tree forest coming to Heritage Museum

November 5, 2012

Heritage Museum's Christmas Tree Forest turns 10 this year.
The museum's annual holiday exhibit, which will feature more than 40 custom-decorated Christmas trees, will open Nov. 15 and run through Dec. 21.
Around 40 businesses, organizations, school groups and individuals are expected to decorate trees for the fifth annual event at the museum, Director Nancy Raney said.
“We really enjoy the Christmas Tree Forest,” Raney said. “It gets us in the mood for Christmas. It always gets very beautiful down at the museum this time of year.

November 3rd

Forsan falls to 8-0 Anson, Coahoma bested by Reagan County

November 3, 2012

ANSON — If the Tigers' 9-0 record doesn't convine you they are for real, take Forsan Head Coach Jason Phillips' word for it.

“Anson is a good football team on both sides of the ball,” Phillips said of the Tigers, who defeated the Buffs 49-7 Friday night in Anson. “They are real physical up front.”

Forsan held a 7-6 lead headed into the second quarter after senior running back Brendan Roman scored a rushing touchdown, but Anson — who went 0-10 last year — pulled away from the Buffaloes by scoring 43 unanswered points through the remaining three quarters of play.

Steers battle, but lose to Greenwood

November 3, 2012

After losing three straight district games, Big Spring (5-4) looked fired up against Greenwood (6-3) at Memorial Stadium on Friday, but the Steers fell victim to explosive Ranger quarterback Kam Williams' dominant running game and couldn't pull out a win, as Greenwood went away with a 34-20 victory.

More than 5,000 cast early ballots

November 3, 2012

With early voting in this year's general election completed, officials with the Howard County Elections Administration office are turning their attention to Tuesday, when area voters will have one last chance to cast their ballots.

According to Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office has tallied nearly 5,600 ballots for early voting's two-week run, accounting for nearly 34 percent of the registered voters in Howard County.

Nix reunion only a two-step away

November 3, 2012

While most guys are notorious for forgetting anniversaries, Crossroads area country and western musician Jody Nix doesn't have that problem. In his case, he has thousands of local residents and music lovers all over the country to remind him.

Nix — along with his band, the West Texas Cowboys — are poised to celebrate 66 years of what has become a lengthy and distinguished time the Nix family has carried the torch for traditional country and western music with a anniversary celebration Saturday, Nov. 10, at the family's landmark venue, the Stampede.

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