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Janis Petty Moore

December 16, 2010

Janis Petty Moore died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel with the Rev. Larry Bailey of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church officiating.

Scott K. Crowley

December 16, 2010

Scott K. Crowley, 51, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, in Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Thomas Craig (T.C.) Tubb

December 16, 2010

Thomas Craig Tubb broke the surly bonds of earth and departed this life to return to his Heavenly Father on Dec. 13, 2010 following a lengthy illness. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Gateway in Midland. Interment will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Frances E. Bartlett

December 16, 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.

Juanita Marie Coffman

December 16, 2010

Juanita Marie Coffman went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec 13, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec 17, 2010, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Defense focus for Thompson as Steers continue trek

December 16, 2010

The Big Spring Steers don’t play horrible defense. In some cases, they’re far from it.

But to first-year head coach Cliff Thompson, they can never be too good on the defensive side of the ball.

That’s one focus — among many — for the Steers as their third home game this season approaches. Thompson said the focus is starting to shift toward what the Steers have to do to get ready for District 5-3A play in January and at the top of his list is defense.

December 15th

Bulldogs reveling in Acosta, Castilaw honors

December 15, 2010

COAHOMA — As Pete Acosta was trying to recall how many people have congratulated him on his selection to the 2010 Class 2A All-State Football team, another bystander shouted his name from afar, hoping to do the same.

Safe to say Coahoma is proud of what the senior has done.

Acosta was named second team all-state by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors with three other defensive backs. He wasn’t the only Bulldog on the list, either. Josh Castilaw earned honorable mention as an offensive lineman.

Big Spring girls beat Monahans, BSHS boys cruise past Lake View

December 15, 2010

The Big Spring Lady Steers took care of business at home once again this season Tuesday. This time they cruised past Monahans 56-34 in Steer Gym for their 11th win of the season.

Like most games recently, this game was all about experimenting with different lineups and getting every player on the floor.

“We started a different lineup, had an all junior lineup just to kind of look at that group and I thought they kind of got in there and got after it,” head coach Mike Warren said. “Although, the score was close

Bulldogettes stave off Post in thriller, 46-45

December 15, 2010

COAHOMA — In a game like this, a nine-point deficit looked like it was too far out of reach for the Coahoma Bulldogettes heading into the fourth quarter.

But they didn’t want to go 0-2 in district play. The fear of that happening alone sparked Coahoma in a thrilling 46-45 win over Post in District 3-2A action Tuesday in Coahoma.

The Bulldogettes were down 39-30 heading into the fourth quarter, but battled back to tie it thanks to a few baskets from Minnie Goodblanket and a clutch shot from Haley Pace with about a minute left in the game.

Term limits vote gets preliminary OK

December 15, 2010

First reading of a resolution that could allow voters to place term limits on city council members and mayors in the city's charter squeaked by on a 4-3 vote Tuesday night, as the Big Spring City Council moved forward with revisions to the municipal charter.

If adopted by Big Spring voters, the change would limit council members and mayors to no more than two three-year terms — or six years in office — before being required to sit out one three-year term to be eligible to run again.

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