November 22nd, 2011
On a misty, foggy night, one of Coahoma's own returned to Bulldog Gym for a bitter-sweet reunion. It was father vs. son as the O'Donnell Eagles came to town, coached by Blake Nichols, son of Coahoma's Coach Kim Nichols.
It was the first time the two men have met as coaches and this time, the Dad got the better of Son, as Coahoma defeated O'Donnell 64-50, spurred on by 34-point night by Tanner Ruiz. The Coahoma junior hit four 3-pointers to lead the Bulldogs to their second win of the young season.
Before the game, Blake Nichols talked about playing his father:
A Big Spring woman was killed early Sunday morning when the vehicle she was traveling in was involved in a crash on FM 700 near the entrance to Scenic Mountain Medical Center.
Deborah Ann Lewis, 46, was killed when the 2007 Nissan Maxima she was traveling in hit a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban head-on, according to law enforcement officials, with the accident reported just moments after midnight Sunday.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GUADALUPE HINOJOS, 38, of 707 Magnolia, was arrested Sunday on warrants for terroristic threat of a family/household and criminal mischief â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ DERRICK TODD DRAKE, 25, of 1515 Stadium, was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ CINDY CHRANE CASPER, 50, of 2300 Lynn, was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and disorderly conduct â€“ language.
And the numbers are in â€¦
Blitz Day ended the 2012 Big Spring and Howard County United Way campaign Friday afternoon. The campaign, which started Sept. 1, concluded after three months with an expected goal of $275,000 being exceeded. As of Friday afternoon, the total amount collected was $294,000.
â€śIt has been a wild ride, but we made it and ended up exceeding our numbers,â€ť said Wayland Pierce, United Way president. â€śWe have surpassed our goal, ended on a good note and still have monies trickling in.â€ť
Frances Loftis, 83, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
J.C. Rich, 83, of Lenorah, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Adalinda Sarinana, 74, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Deborah Ann Lewis, 46, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Thomas M. Yeats Jr., died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at the age of 87. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton and the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Richard "Dick" Allen Battle of San Antonio, passed away Nov. 18, 2011, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Eddy Pitchford, minister of the Coahoma Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.