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May 13th, 2011

Worn out, Howard falls to Vikes

May 13, 2011

LUBBOCK — Howard College's Hawks managed to survive marathon games and a torrid pace through the loser's bracket to place themselves in position for a trip to nationals during the Region V Baseball Tournament here, but in the end, it may have been fatigue that sent them home Thursday.

It wasn't all fatigue, of course. A scrappy, highly-touted Grayson County College ballclub had more than a little to do with it.

Police Beat

May 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RUSSELL CHANCE RAYMOND, 17, of 447 Armstrong, was arrested Thursday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• LETICIA SANDI, 38, of 708 Lorilla, was arrested Thursday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• TERESA ANN LIFF, 54, of 902 Timothy Lane, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ATHEA RYANNE DARROW, 26, of 704 Willia, was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and a warrant from another agency.

Early voting begins at 7 a.m. Saturday

May 13, 2011

Polls are set to open Saturday at 7 a.m. in this year's municipal election, which includes two seats on the Big Spring City Council and the fate of a proposed charter amendment that would place term limits on the mayor and council members.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.

May 12th

Glennie Cain

May 12, 2011

Glennie Cain, 89, of Stanton died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in a Midland nursing home. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

Charles J. Parker

May 12, 2011

Charles J. Parker, 61, of Cedar Creek died May 10, 2011. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home with burial to follow at High Grove Cemetery in Cedar Creek. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home Chapel.

Forsan teams look to advance in playoffs

May 12, 2011

Forsan's Lady Buffs take on Alpine in the Class 2A regional quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Odessa High Field near Ratliff Stadium.

Game 2 of the best-of-three series is schedule for 1 p.m. Saturday at the same location. Game 3, if necessary, will follow 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2.

Winner of the series will advance to the regional semifinals.

Meanwhile, Forsan's boys go up against Bushland in a best-of-three baseball area game at 7 p.m. tonight at Lubbock Cooper. Game 2 of that series is set for noon Friday with a third game set 30 minutes after, if necessary.

They're back - Howard College playing in Region V championship game

May 12, 2011

LUBBOCK — Win or lose today, Howard College Coach Britt Smith can finally say his Hawks are doing what he has been wanting them to do all season long — they are playing as a team.

“This is probably the biggest team effort we've had all year,” he said this morning, hours after his Hawks upended Grayson County College 18-7 to force a winner-take-everything championship game in the Region V Baseball Tournament. “It took a lot of adversity to get them to do it, but they have really come together.”

The man to beat

May 12, 2011

What do you do after you've won it all?

You try to win it all again, of course.

One year after winning gold at the Texas state high school track meet, Big Spring High School senior Mike Menefield will try to duplicate the feat when he competes in the Class 3A triple jump and long jump at the state track meet Friday in Austin.

Helsley named teacher of the year

May 12, 2011

Washington Elementary School fourth grade teacher Beccie Helsley was honored with the MiraBeau B. Lamar Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award Thursday afternoon.

Helsley has been a teacher for the past 39 years. She has taught 33 years for the Big Spring Independent School District and 29 of those years at Washington Elementary.

The teacher of the year award is awarded each year to one teacher from the district and is decided by a nomination. This is the first year that a teacher at Washington Elementary has received this award.

Letter carriers food drive is Saturday

May 12, 2011

Area post offices and the West Texas Food Bank are joining together to collect food, in order to help those in need.

Saturday, mail carriers will pick up bags of food placed by mailboxes, as part of the National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive put on by the National Association of Letter Carriers.

“This is our largest food drive of the year,” Earl Graham,food bank resource coordinator, said. “Our largest collection of food comes from the post office than any other source.”

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