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April 5th, 2011

Garden City takes 10-1A golf titles

April 5, 2011

Golfers from Garden City and Sands overcame not only the course, but Mother Nature as well, at the District 10-1A tournament at Big Spring Country Club Monday.

Garden City won both the boys' and girls' team and individual titles, while Sands placed second in the boys' bracket. Those three squads advance to the Region II-1A tournament, scheduled for Shady Oaks Country Club in Baird April 18-19.

Paced by the trio of Hayden Halfmann, Brian Hirt and Austin Hoelscher, Garden City won the boys' division by 61 strokes over runner-up Sands.

Tuesday sports calendar

April 5, 2011

Baseball — Big Spring at Sweetwater, 7 p.m.
Baseball — Forsan at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Softball — Big Spring at Sweetwater, 5 p.m.
Softball — Forsan at Coahoma, 6:30 p.m.
Golf — Big Spring girls at District 5-3A tournament, Abilene.

April 4th

Kid Print to be featured at Health Fair 2011

April 4, 2011

Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.

That's the reasoning behind Kid Print, just one of the activities available Saturday at Health Fair 2011.

“In today's world, who knows what is going to happen?” said Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness. “This is an excellent way to document your child in case something ever does happen.

Police

April 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS EMORY STURGILL, 22, of 1216 E. 15th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• CASEY RAY BRACKETT, 19, of 1204 Pennsylvania, was arrested Saturday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• LEONARD RAY DEANDA, 19, of Abilene, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.
• DAMIAN WESLEY BAILEY, 20, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 154, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Trash-Off has youthful look

April 4, 2011

A whole lot of trash makes a huge success.

Saturday was the Don't Mess With Texas annual Trash Off. The turnout included more young people than in past years, according to Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons.

“This year was a huge success, especially because of the youth,” said Simmons, member of Keep Big Spring Beautiful, which sponsored the event locally.

Big Spring students qualify for Region I contest

April 4, 2011

Big Spring High School will send a dozen or more students to University Interscholastic League Region I Academic Contest, set for April 15-16 on the Texas Tech University campus.Students advanced from the District 5-3A contest last week.

April 1st

Serious trash talking

April 1, 2011

Spring cleaning will take on a whole new scope in the Crossroads area Saturday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to spruce up the community during the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off.

“Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which has each state scheduled for a clean-up from March 1 through May 31,” said longtime Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons. “So, Texas always works on the first Saturday in April unless Easter falls on that week-end.

Positive reports highlight EDC meeting

April 1, 2011

Progress reports — all positive — dominated a meeting of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation this week.

Board members received an update from Howard College representative Kinsey Hansen concerning a technical program curriculum started in late 2009.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMANDA NICOLE EDMONDSON, 22, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired license plate, failure to appear (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• JOHN MICHAEL EDMONDSON, 38, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license invalid, assault – family violence (two counts and criminal mischief.

Eloise Fain Watkins

April 1, 2011

Eloise Fain Watkins, 90, of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Joey Bacon, the Rev. Gene Jones and the Rev. Gary Bacon. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

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