May 19th, 2011
The Howard College Hawks put a bow on their 2011 baseball season by placing several players on the all-conference and all-region teams.
Howard finished the seasaon with a 46-13 record and their third straight Western Junior College Athletic Conference title. The Hawks narrowly missed making their third trip to the national junior college World Series, losing to Grayson in the championship game of the Region V baseball tournament.
Along with the head coach, five Howard players were named to the all-WJCAC team.
Coahoma High School has named Josh Castilaw as its 2011 valedictorian and Michael Weihert as salutatorian.
Castilaw is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Castilaw and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Coates. During his high school career he served as freshman class president. He was a student council representative for three years and served as student council president his senior year. He also served as senior class president. He was in National Honor Society for three years and received the John Philip Sousa Award this year. He also made the “A” honor roll.
Forsan Elementary School students at Elbow collected a busload of plastics in a week's time and learned a lot about recycling along the way.
Three large bales of plastic, weighing approximately 3,000 pounds, were sent to Wal-Mart’s recycling center. T
his year, the Gifted and Talented class decided to “Go Green.” All projects were based on that premise. The class visited the Keep Big Spring Beautiful Club meeting and participated in the Trash Off event in April.
Officials with the Salvation Army's Boys and Girls Club of Big Spring are asking area residents to search their garages and attics for donations to Saturday's community yard sale to raise much-needed funds to send local youngsters to camp.
According to Sonnet Hildebrand, director of the local Boys and Girls Club, donations to the annual yard sale have come in slowly.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LOUIS ANTONIO SILVA, 22, of 1210 Lindberg, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for open container in a motor vehicle â€“ passenger.
â€˘ KENNETH JAMES YORK, 31, of Granbury, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from another agency.
â€˘ JAMES EARL MAGERS, 49, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license invalid/suspended with a previous conviction and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nell Jones, 76, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Lamesa Memorial Park with the Rev. Clifton Igo and Brian Moore officiating.
R.H. Weaver, 88, of Big Spring died Monday, May 16, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Wiseman officiating.
Moses Flores Jr., 58, of Fort Worth, formerly of Big Spring died Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Mitchell County. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. A memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
This weekend teams will face off at the Crossroads of West Texas Golf Classic.
The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting it's annual golf tournament May 20, 21, and 22 at the Big Spring Country Club Golf Course.
â€śThis is a great way for the chamber to raise funds,â€ť Scott Mackenzie, chairman of the Chamber golf tournament, said. â€śThe more funds that can be raised, the more the chamber can do for its members.â€ť
FORSAN â€” Brothers Foster and Trevor Burchett led a parade of eight Buffaloes who were named to the All-District 3-2A baseball team.
Foster, a junior, was named the district's defensive player of the year, while Trevor, a sophomore, was selected the league's newcomer of the year.
Joining the Burchetts on the all-district first team are senior pitcher Dylan Lowery, junior first baseman Patrick Robles and senior catcher Zane Herrin.