February 22nd, 2012
Gregory William Flynn, 52, passed away Feb. 18, 2012, at N.E. Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Flynn was born Sept. 3, 1959, in Trinidad, West Indies, to William and Monica Flynn. Greg attended Presentation College, San Fernando, Trinidad. He moved to the Untied States in 1981.
Betty Nell Petree Wagley, 68, of Bedias, Texas, formerly of Crosby, Texas, died Feb. 6, 2012. Betty was born July 3, 1943, in Brownwood, Texas, to Riley Glenn and Georgia Mae Petree. She grew up in Stanton, Texas.
Before moving to Bedias, she worked for the Crosby Independent School District as a bus driver for 17 years.
She is survived by three children, Paula Parsley, Enoch Wagley and Anthony Wagley; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Caryl Henderson; a brother-in-law, Larry Henderson; and a brother, David Petree, all of Big Spring. Texas.
EASTLAND â€” The Big Spring Steers' trip through the 2012 basketball playoffs was brief and, at times, painful.
The Burkburnett Bulldogs unleashed an offensive and defensive storm in the first quarter en route to a 65-42 victory over the Steers in their Class 3A bi-district playoff game at Eastland High School Tuesday night.
The first eight minutes of the game was a nightmare clad in orange â€” orange being the predominant color of Burkburnett's jerseys â€” for the Steers. Quite simply, the Bulldogs did little wrong, while Big Spring couldn't establish a rhythm on either side of the court.
Forsan boys at Denver City tournament.
Howard College at Weatherford College (DH), 1 p.m.
Big Spring at Lubbock Cooper tournament (vs. Hereford at 11 a.m.; vs. Canyon at 3:30 p.m.).
Forsan at Albany tournament, TBA.
Big Spring at West Texas Classic, Midland, TBA.
Coahoma at West Texas Classic, Midland, TBA.
Forsan at Lubbock Christian High School tournament.
South Plains at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.
South Plains at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.
While redistricting in the state of Texas has thrown the political party primaries and coming November election into scheduling chaos, one this is certain: If you don't register to vote in time for the primaries, your won't be able to cast your ballot for any of the candidates involved.
While dates and deadlines for the political party primaries leading up to the November election remain up in the air thanks to ongoing litigation, Howard County elections officials said the delays will have no effect on municipal and school board elections slated for May 12.
Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said the deadline to register to vote in the municipal and school board races is April 12.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GILBERT RECIO, 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Monday on charges of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense, open container in a motor vehicle â€“ driver and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ GABRIEL JESSIE HERNANDEZ, 25, of 1102 Lloyd, was arrested Monday on warrants for child passenger without safety seat system and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ DEVIN ALLEN BUCK, 18, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 28, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
Our beloved mother and grandmother answered her final trumpet call on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the age of 86. She has gone home to be with our Heavenly Father, and to rejoice with family who has gone before her.
Emma Dean Baggett, 101, formerly of Big Spring and mother of James Michael Baggett and Janice B. Deats, died Feb. 15, 2012, at the Pine Harbour Assisted Living Facility in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Baggett.
Born April 1, 1910, in Decatur, Texas, Emma taught kindergarten and trained kindergarten teachers for 30 years at First United Methodist Church in Big Spring. She also served as secretary to Dr. Anthony Hunt, former president of Howard College.
Big Spring High School Softball Coach John Sparks got a first look at his full-strength squad Monday night, and liked most of what he saw.
For sure, he enjoyed the outcome.
Terra Keeney stroked a RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning to give Big Spring a 7-6 victory over Coahoma in non-district action Monday at the Lady Steer Softball Complex.
Considering it was a matchup of Howard County teams, perhaps it was only fitting that this one would play out like it did, with both teams rallying from deficits while displaying a flair for the dramatic.