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LaNell Parks

December 18, 2010

LaNell Parks, 66, of Big Spring, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Clydel Chapman officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the funeral home.

Forsan boys, girls beat Coahoma in rivalry games

December 18, 2010

Coahoma-Forsan boys
FORSAN — A big third quarter and a little bit too much speed was Coahoma’s undoing as Forsan got a big 47-39 win in District 3-2A play over the Bulldogs Friday in Forsan.

The story for the Bulldogs was the way they came out in the second half.

It was tied at 14 heading into the third quarter, but the game got away from Coahoma a little bit. CHS head coach Kim Nichols said his players couldn’t keep up in transition in the third and most notably, Forsan’s Ty Johnson was tough to slow down.

Steers cruise past Merkel

December 18, 2010

Merkel was going toe-to-toe with Big Spring heading into the second quarter, but in a flash, it looked like that never happened.

A strong second-quarter run propelled Big Spring past Merkel Friday 70-43 in the Steers’ first home game in almost a month.

Luke Adams led with 19 points, but Tristian Clay and Marc Segundo were as impressive with 14 and 10, respectively.

December 17th

12 indicted by grand jury

December 17, 2010

A Howard County grand jury handed down a dozen indictments Thursday morning, including several first-degree felonies.

Among those true billed were:

• Amber Ray Alexander, 31, of 1907 S. Runnels, theft less than $1,500 with two or more previous convictions (state jail felony).
• Ashley Michelle Batterton, 22, of 2609 Neill, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• Bobby Lynn Dykes Jr., 30, of 2627 Fairchild, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (state jail felony).
• Christy Jo Clark, 37, of 6602 E. Robinson Rd., attempted aggravated robbery (second-degree felony).

Financial dark cloud looming over school districts

December 17, 2010

A storm is coming, and it has nothing to do with the weather.

Big Spring Independent School District officials are awaiting with a degree of trepidation the start of the 2011 session of the Texas Legislature. The reason? A projected multi-billion dollar state budget shortfall that's liable to have a chilling effect on any agency dependent on state funds.

BSISD Superintendent Steven Saldivar braced school trustees for some possible bad news during their monthly meeting Thursday night in the high school board room.

Guards make dangerous backcourt for BSHS

December 17, 2010

The inside game with Cerbi Ritchey and Diamond Mayes is almost unstoppable and the same could be said for Valerie Ross and Mackenzie

Stone’s shooting efficiency.
If that’s sounds like a double-edged sword opponents want no part of, how much more dangerous are the Big Spring Lady Steers with speed in the backcourt?

The answer: very dangerous. At least that’s what head coach Mike Warren is counting on with LaShaunte Anderson, Bridgette Tuitt and Logan Yarbar.

Marisa's dream deferred; academy makes it possible

December 17, 2010

A dream deferred is not always a dream denied.

Four years ago, Marisa Torres came oh, so close to a high school diploma, which would have been the first anyone from her family had ever earned. But some bad science scores on a state test denied her that diploma, so she walked away from school, and stayed away.

But Marisa took a second swipe at that elusive diploma this school year, and with the help of a new Big Spring High School program and some dedicated teachers — but mostly through her own determination — she collected that sheepskin.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 17, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, of 1023 Stadium Ave., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JOE CRUZ GUTIERREZ, 23, of 1010 N.W. Second St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for speeding in a school zone, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear (two counts).
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:
In the 3700 block of Hamilton.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
In the 1900 block of Wasson Road.

Round 1: Bulldogs, Buffs do battle in Forsan

December 17, 2010

Coahoma-Forsan girls
Coahoma head coach Mitzi Bell can remember how big the Forsan game was when she was in high school at Iraan. Forsan head coach Robert Hillger can remember close games decided by buzzer beaters between the two teams.

Both coaches know the Coahoma-Forsan game at 6 p.m. today in Forsan means something to the players, considering the close proximity between the two towns and the familiarity the players have with one another.
These two teams being the same district this year makes things even more exciting.

Frances E. Bartlett

December 17, 2010

Frances E. Bartlett, 80, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church of Coahoma with the Rev. Sammy Espinosa, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

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