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May 5th, 2011

Offense key to Hawks' chances at Region V tournament

May 5, 2011

Anyone who has watched the Howard College softball team knows that, to a large degree, the Hawks will go as far as their bats will take them this postseason.

Fueled by one of the most potent offensive attacks in team history, the Hawks finished third in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference with a 19-6 mark, and they hope their bats remain hot as they prepare to open play at the Region V Softball Tournament, which begins Thursday at Lubbock Christian University.

FHS state track contingent's been there, done that

May 5, 2011

FORSAN — As Yogi Berra might say, it's like deja vu all over again.

When the Forsan High School boys' track contingent competes in the upcoming Class 2A state track and field meet in Austin, first-time jitters will not be in abundance.

That's because, for the most part, the same athletes will be competing in the same events on the same stage as they did at this time last year.

May 4th

Term limits fuels voting, official says

May 4, 2011

Election officials say early voting is off to a good start, with the proposed charter amendment to place term limits on Big Spring City Council members likely the driving force behind the totals.

According to Saundra Bloom, elections administrator for Howard County, 86 voters cast their ballots in this year’s municipal elections Monday, which — along with 22 mail-in ballots — brought the first day of early voting to a total of 108 ballots.

Award-winning BSHS bands to perform on upcoming dates

May 4, 2011

It’s not your typical performance, but it is no typical band.

The Big Spring High School Honor Band will be performing a noon concert at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Thursday.

“We are performing this not only to get another quality recording from the band, but to allow people who normally wouldn’t be able to attend a nighttime concert hear the band perform,” explained Big Spring High School Band Director Rocky Harris.

Master Gardener plant sale Saturday

May 4, 2011

For the sixth straight year, Howard County Master Gardeners will expand the offerings at its Annual Spring Plant Sale, to be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of St Paul Lutheran Church, at 810 Gregg St.

In addition to the many flowering plants, the group is offering pots, potting soil and more.

More information on the plant sale or Master Gardeners may be obtained at 432-264-2236.

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Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JUANITA CANALES RIOS, 44, of 905 E. 16th St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid and two warrants from another agency.
• SHANE EDDIE ANDERSON, 39, of 1200 E. Lloyd, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

Lurlene F. Gregg

May 4, 2011

Lurlene F. Gregg, 78, of Odessa died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

Menefield qualifies for state meet in two events

May 4, 2011

LUBBOCK — Just as he did in 2010, Big Spring High School’s Mike Menefield will compete in two events at the upcoming state track and field meet in Austin.

Menefield qualified for the state meet by placing first in the triple jump and second in the long jump at the Region I-3A meet, which concluded Tuesday in Lubbock.

After winning the triple jump during the first day of the regional meet Monday, Menefield recorded a distance of 22 feet, 1.25 inches to place second in the long jump Tuesday.

Lady Steers claim regional track title

May 4, 2011

LUBBOCK — All track season, Brigette Tuitt and Desiree Anderson have been counted on to provide leadership to the Big Spring High School girls’ track team.

Tuesday, the duo led BSHS to the team title at the Region I-3A track meet in Lubbock.

Tuitt collected four gold medals and a silver, while Anderson netted three gold medals and a silver to lead the Lady Steers, who scored 98 points to easily out-point runner-up Abilene Wylie.

May 3rd

Aquatic center opening faces delay

May 3, 2011

If contractors working on the new Big Spring Aquatics Center at Comanche Trail Park seem hurried, it's no wonder, as city officials currently speculate the project will most likely miss its May 28 completion date.

Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said a problem with materials has the project's contractor — excluding work on the pool itself — showing concern his crew may not be able to meet the deadline.

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