February 26th, 2011
Raford L. Dunagan, 79, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at East Fourth Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Weaver, pastor, and the Rev. Walter McCall, chaplain with Compass Hospice, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
BRECKENRIDGE â€” The Big Spring Steers were hanging on by a thread for most of Fridayâ€™s Class 3A area championship game against No. 4 Kennedale.
The Wildcats couldnâ€™t exactly put the Steers away early and the Steers couldnâ€™t seriously make a game out of it.
But like elite teams do, Kennedale wore down Big Spring on the way to a 74-43 win, ending the Steersâ€™ season.
The Big Spring Steers are trying not to put too much pressure on themselves as todayâ€™s area championship matchup against No. 4 Kenndale at 8 p.m. in Breckenridge approaches.
After the Steers won Tuesdayâ€™s bi-district playoff game against Bowie, head coach Cliff Thompson mentioned if Big Spring beats Kennedale, there wonâ€™t be any movies made labeling it as the greatest upset of all time.
The message has been simple: Donâ€™t be nervous, just believe.
Howard College womenâ€™s basketball head coach Earl Diddle clearly was in a better mood by the end of Thursday night than he was before the regular season finale against Frank Phillips College started.
At one point, all he knew was New Mexico Junior College and Odessa College needed to lose and his team had to win if the Hawks wanted to return to the Region V Tournament. They could only control the latter.
However, with all the odds in the world against them, the Hawks took care of business and so did New Mexico and Odessaâ€™s opponents. By the end of the night, Diddle was a happy man.
FORSAN — School district officials are planning for a leaner future, financially speaking.
With Texas facing a multi-billion dollar shortfall, it stands to reason that schools will have to make do with less state aid for the next few years, and Forsan Independent School District officials are already taking steps to prepare for that eventuality.
Two Big Spring High School Speech and Debate team members qualified for the National Forensic League National Tournament, June 13-18 in Dallas.
Senior Jessica Rubio qualified in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking and Shermila Kher qualified in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
For Rubio, this will be her third year in a row to attend the national tournament.
“I’m really excited about going to Nationals again.” she said “Meeting and competing against people from around the country and the world is an awesome experience.”
Christmas comes but once a year, however, Christmas cards sometimes show up a few years and a couple months late.
Big Spring resident Mami Lee Dodds received an unexpected gift two days after Valentine's Day — a Christmas card from her late brother Brady.
“I recognized the handwriting before I ever opened it,” Dodds said. “I knew that it was from Brady. I figured it was something he had done before he passed away.”
Brady died eight years ago.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RYAN WAYNE NORMAN, 19, of 2902 Parkway, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ FRED ALLEN PERRY, 46, of Lamesa, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction or suspension.
â€˘ MOSES OLIVARES, 21, of 2602 Carleton, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ROBERT RAMIREZ GONZALES, 45, of 707 Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Robert Adkins, 60, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.