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March 30th, 2011

Lady Steers unable to overcome early deficit

March 30, 2011

If the Big Spring Lady Steers ever get over their unfortunate tendency to give away runs, they could become a force in District 5-3A.

For the second game in a row, the Lady Steers dug themselves a hole too deep to climb out of, allowing six unearned runs in the first inning en route to dropping a 10-8 decision to Abilene Wylie in district softball action at the Big Spring ISD softball complex Tuesday.

Wylie outlasts BSHS in chilly district showdown

March 30, 2011

The word for the day was “cold.”

When an early spring norther blows through town, there's no colder place to watch baseball than Steer Park, and such was the case Tuesday. Temperatures in the 40s — and wind chills even lower than that — had fans scurrying for coats, blankets and hot chocolate.

Wednesday sports calendar

March 30, 2011

Golf — Coahoma and Forsan at Coahoma HS Invitational, Comanche Trail Golf Course, Big Spring.

THURSDAY
Track — Coahoma and Forsan at Lone Wolf Relays, Colorado City.

March 29th

Guerra trial begins

March 29, 2011

MIDLAND — Testimony was expected to begin this morning in the trial of a Big Spring man accused of possessing a “rape kit” with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in Midland's 385th District Court.

County tentatively signs off on joint peace officer center

March 29, 2011

Howard County commissioners gave a rather tentative nod Monday morning to move forward with a proposed joint law enforcement center that would house the sheriff's office and city police department, although several members admitted having reservations concerning the coming year's budget.

CASA appreciation banquet Thursday

March 29, 2011

MIDLAND — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of West Texas is hosting its annual volunteer appreciation and awards banquet Thursday.

The banquet will take place in Lynn Hall, at the First Presbyterian Church in Midland at 6:30 p.m.

“This is just a formal way of showing our appreciation for our volunteers,” Robin Reece, volunteer coordinator, said.

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Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAKOTA JAMES LESSER, 17, of 3707 Calvin, was arrested Monday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• HUTCHISON MCWILLIAMS, 33, of 2900 W. Highway 80 Apt. 128, was arrested Monday on two warrants from another agency.
• JANET DARLENE LUJAN, 53, of 1100 Lloyd, was arrested Monday on a charge of theft.
• ANDREA DANIELLE CROFT, 26, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 48, was arrested Monday on charges of theft – shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance.

Leroy 'Lee' Howard Hitchcock

March 29, 2011

Leroy “Lee” Howard Hitchcock, born Jan. 24, 1937, in Paint Rock, died March 26, 2011, at his residence in Era. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Florence Lavern Hitchcock of Era; three children and their spouses, Debbie Carter of Benton, La., Beth and Mark Miller of Era and Bobby and Glenda Hitchcock of Waco; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Mitchell of Woodson, Ada Smith of Woodson and Martha Henry of Coahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rita M. Baker

March 29, 2011

Rita M. Baker, 97, of Coahoma died Monday, March 28, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Billie Strickland

March 29, 2011

Billie Strickland, 67, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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