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February 23rd, 2011

Bearkats thrash Hermleigh, 72-36

February 23, 2011

Everybody knows Garden City for its state championship football team, but the basketball version of the Bearkats might be ready to make some postseason noise, also.

Led by the senior duo of Aaron Long and Brett Chudej, the ‘Kats opened the Class

1A Div. II playoffs with a convincing 72-36 shellacking of Hermleigh at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Tuesday night.

Chudej scored 19 points and Long added 16, while Corbin Davis and Hayden
Halfmann chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, to pace Garden City, which improved to 14-7 for the season with the victory.

BSHS softball gets win at Levelland

February 23, 2011

LEVELLAND — The Big Spring softball team cruised to am 8-2 win against Levelland Tuesday night, upping its records to 2-2.

The Lady Steers rode the arm of Logan Yarbar, who was credited with the win.

Angelina Castillo was big, going 2 for 4. She batted in three runs in the sixth inning, ensuring the Lady Steers left Levelland with a win.
Outside of Castillo, Haley Dimidjian, Mackenzie Stone and Jiliian Valle all went 2 for 4.

February 22nd

Fire threat on the rise

February 22, 2011

If Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan and his band of firefighters seem a bit weary these days, there's good reason.

The volunteer fire department has been called to numerous grass fires — despite an ongoing county-wide burn ban.

Cancer survivor forms foundation

February 22, 2011

It may be a touchy subject, but they are Ballsy enough to handle it — pun intended.

The Ballsy Cancer Society of America is a new foundation aimed at educating the public, especially males ages 15-40, about testicular cancer.

“At this point, there is nothing else like this out there,” Jennifer Hedges, founder of Ballsy, said. “There is nothing in America that focuses on research and education.”

Hedges understands the need for education on this issue, after witnessing the journey her husband, Brady has had to travel.

Elementary choir to perform in free concert

February 22, 2011

Big Spring elementary students will show off their singing skills during the annual All-City Choir concert, set for 7 p.m. today in the high school auditorium.

Admission is free to the event.

The All-City Choir is comprised of 120 BSISD students in grades 4 through 6 who were selected for the honor by their respective music teachers, BSHS Choir Director Anna Castaneda O’Brien said.

The group, which will be conducted by Junior High Choir Director Randall Capshaw, will perform about seven American folk music selections, she added.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• EVAN RAY GOODWIN, 21, of Midland, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• EVELYN FRANCO, 31, of Colorado City, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON, 22, of 4103 Parkway, was arrested Monday on two warrants from other agencies.
• THEFT was reported in the 2500 block of Gregg Street.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

Juanita Joyce Adams

February 22, 2011

Juanita Joyce Adams, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in an Odessa hospice facility. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Wade Cobb officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Jessie Olivares

February 22, 2011

Jessie Olivares, 40, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospice Inpatient Unit. No services are scheduled.

Tomasa Regalado

February 22, 2011

Tomasa Regalado, 60, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Claudie Aaron

February 22, 2011

Claudie Aaron, 70, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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