Area basketball teams will be booked solid starting today.
Most teams, including Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan, begin their respective tournaments today, with hopes it serves as a gauge to where the team stands.
Both the Big Spring girls and boys will be in the Andrews Tournament, the Coahoma Bulldogs kick off their 25th annual tournament and the Forsan boys continue searching for their first win in the Garden City Tournament.
Big Spring boys
Andrews Tournament, First Opponent: Midland Christian at noon
While the Christmas holiday is accompanied by a number of familiar sights and sounds in the Crossroads area â€” Christmas trees, festive lighting, candy canes and nativity scenes â€” it simply wouldn't be the same without the tolling bells and red kettles of the Salvation Army.
Time is running out for area residents hoping to get tickets for the 32nd annual First United Methodist Church Living Christmas Tree, which will help kick the holiday season into high gear this weekend.
According to Program Coordinator Eddie Vandewalker, performances will begin with a formal dress rehearsal at 2 p.m. Saturday, which will be open to the public.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ROBERT DUANE BUCK, 41, of 1101 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for assault â€“ family violence.
â€¢ BRUCE ERVIN ESSIX, 44, of 1304 Ridgeroad, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license invalid.
â€¢ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN REYNOLDS, 65, of 101 Carey, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft of service.
â€¢ HENRY TREVINO FRANCO JR., 19, of 507 N.W. 10th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Festus McElreath, 78, of Big Spring passed from this life Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Cotton and the Rev. David McElreath officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park with services under the direction of Henderson Funeral Home of Coleman. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nalley Pickle Welch Funeral Home.
Dennis Ringener, 59, of Stanton, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at the Downtown Church of Christ, Stanton, with Kendall Tomlinson, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring.
Geraldine Hill, 61, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
GREENWOOD â€” Cerbi Ritchey was the go-to player when it mattered most and Greenwood probably knew that.
The Rangerettes just couldnâ€™t do much about it.
The Lady Steers edged Greenwood in a 45-41 victory on the road thanks to nine points in overtime , six of which were from Ritchey.
In total, Ritchey had 21 points and Mackenzie Stone had 11 to lead the way. Stone had a team-high seven rebounds and Diamond Mayes had six boards.
Mayes and Ritchey in the post is becoming a lethal combination for head coach Mike Warren.
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The Howard-Glasscock Relay For Life has been exceeding expectations for years.
Now, if it can only avoid foul weather.
Relay For Life, a highly successful fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, will hold its 2011 event a week earlier than normal in hopes of avoiding rainy weather that has plagued the event in recent years, it was announced during a Tuesday night kickoff reception.
The 2011 RFL will be held May 6 and 7 at Blankenship Field, said Vickie Stewart and Diane Wood, co-chairs for the event.