February 5th, 2011
FORT WORTH â€” John Lewis Stripling, 94, was called by the Lord in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Ridglea United Methodist Church, 6036 Locke Ave. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Lillian Hildebrand, 87, of Big Spring died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in Lamesa. Services are pending at this time.
Patti Robertson, 57, of Big Spring, died on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at a later time.
Big Springâ€™s Tanner Henry signs on to play football with Cisco College Friday morning at the Athletic Training Center. Henry was accompanied by friends, coaches, teammates and family members. Before he signed, head coach Phillip Ritchey gave a speech. Also known as a force on defense with the Steers, Henry signed on to play offensive tackle for the Wranglers. Henry said he is excited to continued playing football at the next level.
Former Big Spring mayor Russ McEwen and longtime Big Spring Refinery administrator Verna Davis were named the 2010 Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year Thursday night, as the organization celebrated another year of promoting Crossroads businesses.
Jeanie Knocke, the 2009 Chamber Woman of the Year, presented the award to Davis, lauding the Big Spring woman for her hard work and determination to make the Crossroads area a better place to live.
The Big Spring High School swim team looks to take the next step after a successful showing at the District 4-4A meet Jan. 21 and 22.
The regional meet begins today and ends Saturday at the Andrews High School Natotorium in Andrews and the young Steers are well-represented.
Caleb McMahon, Andrew Johnson, Eli Castillo and Seth Pearson represent the boys today in individual events. Megan Larson will be the lone girl representing Big Spring.
Service and sacrifice were honored during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service Thursday at First Baptist Church.
The service, hosted by the VA Medical Center, honored all area veterans who had died in the preceding 12 months.
The Four Chaplains Memorial is named after four U.S. Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, which was carrying more than 900 U.S. troops, was attacked and sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Greenland in 1943.
Both the Big Spring boys and girlsâ€™ basketball teams have spent a lot of time battling the same opponent this week: the weather.
The snow and frigid temperatures already postponed Tuesdayâ€™s game at Sweetwater for both teams, leaving a whole week to prepare for Brownwood at home Friday.
But that was changed late Thursday after Brownwood coaches let Big Spring know they were not permitted to make the trip because of the harsh weather.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced legislation Thursday to rename the VA Medical Center at Big Spring as the “George H. O’Brien Jr. Medical Center.”
O’Brien was a U.S. Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration in the country, for his actions in the Korean War.
Howard College split games Thursday night in Levelland against South Plains.
The women werenâ€™t able to build off a 65-49 win at Frank Phillips Tuesday, falling to the Lady Texans 58-54. The Howard men, however, beat the Texans 58-50.
The women fall to 18-6, 4-3 in conference play and the men sit second with a 16-6 mark, 6-2 in conference play.
The season is dwindling down for both teams as the fight for postseason spots continues. There are just six games left before the Region V Tournament.