February 12th, 2011
Betty Jo Merworth, 78, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at her home. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Sidney Baptist Church in Sidney, with Kenneth Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Sipe Springs Cemetery in Comanche County.
Raoul Robles Jr., 66, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Martina Valle, 63, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
ABILENE â€” The first quarter of Fridayâ€™s game between Big Spring and Abilene Wylie was a lot like the final minutes of the first game between these two squads.
Heartbreaking for the Steers, uplifting for the Bulldogs.
With a chance to win the District 5-3A crown at stake, Big Spring fell to Wylie 69-54 on the road and for the second time this season.
In the first Big Spring-Wylie meeting on Jan. 28, the Bulldogsâ€™ Lance Lindley hit a huge 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift his team past the Steers.
DENVER CITY â€” The Coahoma Bulldogs fell to Denver City Friday night on the road, 79-48.
The loss puts the Bulldogs at 3-10 in District 3-2A, while Denver City continues to rise.
Coahomaâ€™s Tanner Ruiz had 16 points. Coahoma has one more chance to end the season on a good note with Post visiting Coahoma at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Denver City 79, Coahoma 48
Coahoma 13 18 7 11 - 48
Denver City 24 18 23 15 â€“ 79
Coahoma â€” Tanner Ruiz 17, Aaron Acevedo 7
Records: Coahoma (11-16, 3-10)
Next game: Post at Coahoma, 6 p.m. Tuesday
Funeral Services for Gus White Jr., 87 of Lamesa will be held Saturday Feb. 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lamesa with Bro. Clifton Igo officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation was held Friday Feb. 11, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home.
The Big Spring Steers have been openly talking about a District 5-3A crown since day one.
Tonight is their chance to make sure they get a shot at it.
The Steers face Abilene Wylie in the second matchup of the season at 7:30 p.m. in Abilene with a chance to be district champions on the line.
â€śIâ€™ve mentioned it several times to them,â€ť BSHS head coach Cliff Thompson said. â€śThey understand. I told them in the locker room after that first game our goal is to win the district championship. I just try to make sure they understand that we canâ€™t play uptight.â€ť
Everything about the Howard College-New Mexico Military Institute game Thursday pointed toward an emphatic win for the Hawks.
Howard was on a four-game win streak, NMMI is at the bottom of the Region-5 West standings and this was the team the Hawks beat in Roswell, N.M., with four players in the final minutes of the game, due to suspensions and foul trouble.
While the Hawks triumphed for a 64-48 win Thursday, the Broncos gave Howard some trouble early on, enough for head coach Mark Adams to take notice.
Make that four new elementary schools in Big Spring Independent School District's future.
BSISD trustees unanimously voted (with one abstention) during their Thursday night meeting to proceed with plans to replace Moss Elementary with a new campus.
When voters approved a $60 million bond issue in May 2010, school officials originally intended to simply renovate Moss, the newest of the current BSISD elementary campuses (it was constructed in 1965) and build three new elementary campuses to replace existing structures at Washington, Goliad and Marcy.
Bibles will once again be welcomed at Big Spring High School.
A revamped Bible study class was approved by Big Spring Independent School District trustees during their monthly meeting Thursday night.
District officials say the new course will be more in line with state education code requirements, but a critic said it will be a “watered down” version of the course that has been taught at the school for decades.