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November 23rd, 2010

Lillian E. Gray

November 23, 2010

Lillian E. Gray, 95, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa with the Rev. Sharon Wiese officiating and her great-grandson, Joshua Bishop, assisting.

Garry Leon Sikes

November 23, 2010

Garry Leon Sikes, 66, of Florida, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in Florida. No services are planned.

Bird Poop: Gull maimed by hunter

November 23, 2010

Following the dirt road as it wandered through the deer lease was to be surprised by the occasional stock tank and pond hidden by the hilly terrain. By checking these oases, the driver could tell by footprints and scat the critters that had come to water.

As he had looked out over a large reservoir the previous week, he had seen a large flock of seagulls. While some searched the shoreline for insects, others relished floating on the surface

Research: Most cities have initiatives, referendums

November 23, 2010

As city officials continue efforts to bring revisions to the municipality's charter to local voters in May, many area residents may be asking themselves with one very important question: what are initiatives and referendums?

Brought to the Big Spring City Council by newly-elected Mayor Tommy Duncan, the city staff has been asked to research the possible use of term limits, initiatives and referendums in the Crossroads area.

Commissioners OK burn ban

November 23, 2010

Howard County commissioners approved a 90-day burn ban Monday morning as the amount of dry grass and brush — coupled with high winds — threatens to turn the Crossroads area into a tinder box.

The court approved the ban by a unanimous vote after County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan explained the danger posed by reckless burning in the area.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 23, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• LOGAN EARL ROSE, 28, of 1509 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – fighting.
• PHILLIP JON ROSE, 27, of 1614 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – fighting.
• JOHN THOMAS MARTINEZ, 24, of 4203 Wasson Rd., was arrested Monday on charges of assault – family violence and assault by contact.
• ALFONSO VERGARA-HERNANDEZ, 47, of 208 E. 17th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of unlawful restraint.

November 20th

One for the ages: Fumbled snap helps Garden City edge Borden County

November 20, 2010

FORSAN — Once Borden County’s score brought the Coyotes within two of Garden City with 22 seconds left, the Bearkats were thinking overtime.
They didn’t see a fumbled snap on Borden County’s conversion attempt after that score coming.

“When they had a bad snap, I was just ‘Golly, I can’t believe that,’” Garden City head coach Vance Jones said after the 44-42 win. “It was just an awesome game.”

Offense sputters, Buffs lose to Holliday in playoffs

November 20, 2010

SWEETWATER — Defense just wasn’t enough this time for the Stanton Buffaloes.

Holliday upended the Buffs run in the area round of the UIL football playoffs Friday in Sweetwater 16-0.

All the Eagles needed was two touchdown runs from Tyler Cole and a safety to move on in the playoffs behind a defense that limited Stanton’s best option on offense.

“They took our running game away from us,” head coach John Peterson said. “They were aggressive. We came out and gave it everything we had. It just wasn’t the best Friday night.”

Area basketball roundup: Adams drops 42 on Permian, BSHS girls 4-0

November 20, 2010

Boys
Odessa Permian 71
Big Spring 65

Big Spring guard Luke Adams scored 42 points as the Steers dropped a close game to Odessa Permian at home.
A lot of Adams’ points came from solid free-throw shooting. The senior hit 18-of-19 shots from the free-throw line. Regardless, Adams performance impressed first-year head coach Cliff Thompson. Right behind Adams was Tristain Clay with 13 points.
Adams and Clay were also the top two scorers in the Steers’ season-opening win over Fort Stockton. Thompson said those two are turning out to be the go-to players as others continue to develop.

Mattie Fannie Richardson

November 20, 2010

Mattie Fannie Richardson, 96, of Marble Falls, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, in Marble Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Dudley Mullins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

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