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February 28th, 2012

Deidra Whatley

February 28, 2012

Deidra Whatley, 84, of Bandera, formerly of Big Spring, died Monday, February 27, 2012 at Bandera Rehabilitation and Health Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Ruben David Thomas

February 28, 2012

Ruben David Thomas, 85, of Big Spring, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

All-District 3-2A basketball team announced

February 28, 2012

Athletes from Coahoma, Forsan and Stanton were well-represented on the recently released All-District 3-2A basketball team.

Stanton's Tara Patterson and Jennifer Henley were both named to the girls' all-district first team, while Coahoma senior Jennifer Castilaw was joined by Cheyenne Galloway and Raegan Haggard of Forsan on the second team.

Coahoma's Minnie Goodblanket, Forsan's Maria Ortiz and Stanton's Selah Ramsey were named to the 3-2A all-defensive girls' team.

Howard women swamp conference-leading NMJC

February 28, 2012

HOBBS, N.M. — The Howard College women's basketball team tossed a huge monkey wrench at the Western Junior College Athletic Conference race Monday night.

On the same night they were mathematically eliminated from postseason play, the Hawks decided to play spoiler in a major way by crushing WJCAC leader New Mexico Junior College, 67-51, Monday night.

Howard's win creates a bit of a logjam at the top of the league standings — the loss drops NMJC into a tie for with Midland College with identical 9-2 marks, while Odessa College is only a game back at 8-3.

Feb. 28 sports calendar

February 28, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Big Spring at Abilene High School, 4 p.m.
Crane at Coahoma, TBA.

Softball
Big Spring at Midland Greenwood, 6:30 p.m.
Coahoma at Post, TBA.
Colorado City at Forsan, 6:30 p.m.

Boy’s basketball
Garden City vs. Ira, Class 1A Div. II regional quarterfinal, 7 p.m., Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Grady vs. Valley, Class 1A Div. II regional quarterfinal, Wolfforth (time TBA).

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February 27th

Felipe Lerma Villa

February 27, 2012

Felipe Lerma Villa, 69, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at his daughter's residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Janet Sue Harrington

February 27, 2012

Janet Sue Harrington, 58, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Cynthia Watts

February 27, 2012

Cynthia Watts, 68, of San Angelo died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Services are pending with Johnson's Funeral Home.

Police beat

February 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• CASEY DON ROBERTS, 18, of 5300 N. County Rd. 57, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JAVIER MANZANA PINEDA, 31, of 821 W. Sixth St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Jury selection begins in sexual assault of a child case

February 27, 2012

Jury selection in the trial of a 60-year-old Big Spring man indicted on charges of indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child began this morning in 118th District Court.
Ernesto Dutchover Garcia, 1300 E. 11th Place, was indicted Nov. 18, 2010, on four counts of indecency with a child (second-degree felony), three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child (first-degree felony) and a charge of continuous sexual assault of a child (first-degree felony).

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