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February 16th, 2011

James F. Blake

February 16, 2011

James F. Blake, 78, of Midland died Feb. 12, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Fairmont Park Church of Christ with Scott Sheppard officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will received friends Tuesday evening at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.

Vickie Daughtery

February 16, 2011

Vickie Elaine Daughtery, 52, of Odessa died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, officiated by Bro. Roy Jones. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Grady girls edge Ropes in bi-district playoff game

February 16, 2011

In a game that lacked scoring, it's fitting the biggest play of the night happened on the defensive end.

Ropes' fourth quarter push was stalled after Grady's Sarah Clay blocked Samantha Medrano's 3-pointer, which could have given the Lady Eagles a 31-30 lead with a little under a minute left in the game.

Instead Grady held on for the 31-28 win in Class A Division II bi-district playoff action and a date with No. 14 Paducah in the area round.

Clay, who also had a team-high eight points, came up big at the right time for the Lady Cats.

February 15th

Claud Eldon Jones

February 15, 2011

Claud Eldon Jones, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 13 2011, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Kiker-Seale Chapel in Colorado City with the Rev. Joseph Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Colorado City Cemetery.

Would you sign a petition calling for a term limits election?

February 15, 2011

Petition drive moves along

February 15, 2011

The Big Spring City Council may have given up on putting a vote on term limits and initiatives and referendums before voters in May, but the Concerned Citizens Council isn't quite ready to throw in the towel on the issue.

Members of the CCC are in the process of collecting signatures from municipal voters to force city officials to hold an election in May to determine the fate of the issues in the Crossroads area.

Emory’s late 3-pointer helps Hawks upset Chaps, Howard women fall

February 15, 2011

MIDLAND — The emotion was clear on the Howard College bench.

They didn’t want to possibly meet No. 5 Midland College again in the regional tournament knowing they went 0-2 against the Chaps during the regular season.

So even though the Hawks were down 18 at one point and it looked like the conference leaders were going to prevail again, Carlos Emory came through.

Emory hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the game to cap off a Howard comeback, leading the Hawks to a 76-74 win over the Chaps Monday in Midland. The Hawks were down by 10 with a little more than two minutes left.

Ex-lawman to sign copies of book here

February 15, 2011

Former Big Spring and Howard County law officer Mike Eggleston will be at the Heritage Museum on Wednesday, signing copies of his book, “Distorted Pillars.”

Written under his pen name, Mike McKee, the book follows the career of Mike Evans, who strikes out at anything he considers unethical, unfair or unpatriotic.

BSHS golf enjoying first tournament win since ‘04

February 15, 2011

The Big Spring boys’ golf team is on the right path early this spring season.

The Steers are reveling in their first-place finish at the Big Spring Invitational Friday and Saturday at the Big Spring Country Club. The Steers shot a 622 as a team, with Blake Brorman’s 146 being the lowest score on the team.

It’s the first tournament win for Big Spring golf — boys or girls — since 2004.

“It’s a good confidence builder, finally getting a team win under our belt,” Brorman said. “It’s a big deal and I think it’s going to play later on down the road knowing we can actually win one.”

County preps for joint meeting

February 15, 2011

Utility usage, seal coating bids and jail issues topped the Howard County commissioners agenda Monday morning, as the court prepares for its joint meeting with the city of Big Spring Feb. 28 to discuss the possibility of combining the Sheriff's Department and Big Spring Police Department under one roof.

Commissioners touched upon the meeting scheduled later this month, which will include county and city officials. The joint meeting is set to discuss the possibility of housing both law enforcement agencies at the Howard County Jail and sharing resources.

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