Big Spring's Retired Senior Volunteer Program is giving people plenty of chances to get away from it all in the coming year.
RSVP's annual Travel Showcase, which offers a wide variety of tours, vacations and getaways to area residents, will be held at 2 p.m. next Thursday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
The Travel Showcase is open to everyone, not just seniors, said Becky Letz of RSVP. “The more the merrier,” Letz said. “We've had seniors on these tours, we've had children … everyone is welcome.”
With low temperatures expected to dip below freezing by the weekend, many area residents will be looking for some extra warmth, a search local fire officials say can turn deadly if precautions aren’t taken.
Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said there are many different types of secondary heating, ranging from portable electric units to wood-burning stoves, but the most common causes of fires involving them are avoidable.
Mary Tatum Holiday Classic at Reagan County High School
Ballinger 74, Coahoma 45
Next game: Coahoma vs. Reagan County-Grape Creek winner at 1:30 p.m. today
Irion County 54, Coahoma 36
Next game: Monahans vs. Coahoma at noon today
Sterling City tournament
Sands 61, TLC Academy 43
Sands 52, Miles 40
Sands 41, Sterling City 36
Records: Sands (16-4)
- Blake Thomasson was named Tournametnt MVP and Landon Parker made the All-Tournament team.
Next game: Sands vs. Borden County on Tuesday in Gail
After going 3-1 in the Fredricksburg tournament, Big Spring boys basketball coach Cliff Thompson believes heâ€™s watching his team learn from the mistakes it made at the beginning of the season.
Thatâ€™s good news, too, considering district play is about two weeks away.
â€śThe first part of the season was up and down, but weâ€™re kind of on a roll now,â€ť Thompson said. â€śI think weâ€™ve been improving all year.â€ť
The Steers took care of Randolph 62-32, lost to St. Andrews 61-56, beat Rouse 65-55 and defeated Ingram 68-39 in the Fredricksburg tournament to move to 13-6 on the season.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday and early Thursday:
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, 1023 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ SAMANTHA JUNE VASQUEZ, 22, 823 W. Seventh, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, search or transport, and possession of marijuana under two ounces.
â€˘ TIFFNEY LEE TINDOL, 31, 2516 Fairchild, was arrested on a warrant charging criminal mischief.
â€˘ WILLIAM LANE ROTHELL, 34, 9500 Ranch Rd. 33, was arrested on a warrant charging terroristic threat.
J.R. Bennett Jr. departed this world on Dec. 29, 2010, at his residence in Coahoma. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix officiating. Interment will follow at the Coahoma Cemetery.
The Garden City Bearkats were led by Josh Coulnga and Brett Chudej all season during their run to a second consecutive state championship.
So, it seems right the two swept the district's Offensive and Defensive MVP awards.
With the Six-Man Division I District 7 football honors being released, Coulnga was named Offensive MVP and Chudej, who regularly made plays at linebacker, was named the district's Defensive MVP.
The Bearkats had 13 players earn honors. Chudej, Reggie Halfmann, Ruben Mier and Brian Hirt earned multiple honors.
EUNICE, N.M. â€” Eldon Layton Prater, a former Big Spring resident, died Dec. 28, 2010, in San Angelo. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Eunice Cemetery with Lloyd Simpson officiating.
Curtis Palmer, 90, of Garden City, died Dec. 29, 2010, in Tulia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Nalley Pickle Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at the Garden City Cemetery in Garden City.
Dorothy Hinsley, 85, of Coahoma, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Meadow Creek Nursing Home in San Angelo. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.