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February 12th, 2011

Martina Valle

February 12, 2011

Martina Valle, 63, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Steers stumble at Wylie, 69-54

February 12, 2011

ABILENE — The first quarter of Friday’s game between Big Spring and Abilene Wylie was a lot like the final minutes of the first game between these two squads.

Heartbreaking for the Steers, uplifting for the Bulldogs.

With a chance to win the District 5-3A crown at stake, Big Spring fell to Wylie 69-54 on the road and for the second time this season.
In the first Big Spring-Wylie meeting on Jan. 28, the Bulldogs’ Lance Lindley hit a huge 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift his team past the Steers.

Area basketball results from Feb. 11

February 12, 2011

Coahoma boys
DENVER CITY — The Coahoma Bulldogs fell to Denver City Friday night on the road, 79-48.
The loss puts the Bulldogs at 3-10 in District 3-2A, while Denver City continues to rise.
Coahoma’s Tanner Ruiz had 16 points. Coahoma has one more chance to end the season on a good note with Post visiting Coahoma at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Denver City 79, Coahoma 48
Coahoma 13 18 7 11 - 48
Denver City 24 18 23 15 – 79
Coahoma — Tanner Ruiz 17, Aaron Acevedo 7
Records: Coahoma (11-16, 3-10)
Next game: Post at Coahoma, 6 p.m. Tuesday

Forsan boys

February 11th

Gus White Jr.

February 11, 2011

Funeral Services for Gus White Jr., 87 of Lamesa will be held Saturday Feb. 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lamesa with Bro. Clifton Igo officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation was held Friday Feb. 11, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home.

Steers try to stay in hunt for district crown

February 11, 2011

The Big Spring Steers have been openly talking about a District 5-3A crown since day one.

Tonight is their chance to make sure they get a shot at it.
The Steers face Abilene Wylie in the second matchup of the season at 7:30 p.m. in Abilene with a chance to be district champions on the line.

“I’ve mentioned it several times to them,” BSHS head coach Cliff Thompson said. “They understand. I told them in the locker room after that first game our goal is to win the district championship. I just try to make sure they understand that we can’t play uptight.”

Hawks get best of NMMI, 64-48

February 11, 2011

Everything about the Howard College-New Mexico Military Institute game Thursday pointed toward an emphatic win for the Hawks.

Howard was on a four-game win streak, NMMI is at the bottom of the Region-5 West standings and this was the team the Hawks beat in Roswell, N.M., with four players in the final minutes of the game, due to suspensions and foul trouble.

While the Hawks triumphed for a 64-48 win Thursday, the Broncos gave Howard some trouble early on, enough for head coach Mark Adams to take notice.

BSISD to replace Moss Elementary

February 11, 2011

Make that four new elementary schools in Big Spring Independent School District's future.

BSISD trustees unanimously voted (with one abstention) during their Thursday night meeting to proceed with plans to replace Moss Elementary with a new campus.

When voters approved a $60 million bond issue in May 2010, school officials originally intended to simply renovate Moss, the newest of the current BSISD elementary campuses (it was constructed in 1965) and build three new elementary campuses to replace existing structures at Washington, Goliad and Marcy.

Trustee OK revised Bible class

February 11, 2011

Bibles will once again be welcomed at Big Spring High School.

A revamped Bible study class was approved by Big Spring Independent School District trustees during their monthly meeting Thursday night.

District officials say the new course will be more in line with state education code requirements, but a critic said it will be a “watered down” version of the course that has been taught at the school for decades.

Youth fishing tournament Saturday

February 11, 2011

Gone fishin'.

That's the sign several Greater Big Spring Rotary Club members will hang on their doors Saturday as the group hosts the third annual Kid's Fishing Tournament at Comanche Trail Lake.

Registration begins at 12:15 p.m. at the Dora Roberts Community Center. Signs will advise the young fishermen where to go once they arrive. actual tournament is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is for boys and girls age 17 and under.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 11, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• PHILLIP RENE ALCANTAR, 22, of 500 N. Runnels, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• RANDY RAMIRO RAMIREZ, 27, of 407 Johnson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – more than four ounces, less than five pounds.
• COREY DALE DANCER, 27, of 2605 Alamesa, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for assault by contact.

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