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November 18th, 2010

Suit may not nix term limits

November 18, 2010

Big Spring City Attorney Linda Sjogren says the civil action lawsuit from the early 1980s that brought recent efforts to make revisions to the city's charter to a screeching halt may not be an enormous obstacle, after all.

Sjogren told members of the city council during a recent meeting her research into the matter looks promising for the city's efforts — led by newly elected Mayor Tommy Duncan — to put several charter revisions before Big Spring voters in May.

Boxes brighten holiday hopes

November 18, 2010

Time is running out for area residents looking to lend a helping hand to children in need, as Operation Christmas Child looks to wrap up its Big Spring program Monday.

Brenda Franklin, Operation Christmas Child relay center coordinator, said the local group is hoping to collect nearly 800 boxes this holiday season, a goal she believes the group will be able to exceed.

Technology updates topic for Coahoma trustees

November 18, 2010

COAHOMA — School trustees here will receive a report on the state of the district's technology upgrades when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the administration building board room.

One of the many upgrades Coahoma Independent School District made during its $13 million renovation was to update classroom technology. But, as CISD Superintendent Randy Brown said, it's one thing to have the technology, it's another to know how to use it effectively.

November 17th

Dorothy Inez Maxwell Coleman

November 17, 2010

Dorothy Inez Maxwell Coleman, 92, former Howard County resident, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Washington, Utah. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the funeral home.

Bennie Anderson

November 17, 2010

Bennie Anderson, 70, of Coahoma died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Jim Binnix, pastor of Midway Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

'Ladies' promises laughter

November 17, 2010

The Howard College Theater Department has determined that it's time to get farcical.

To open its season, the department will present “Leading Ladies” — a comedy of errors similar in tone to the classic Jack Lemmon/Tony Curtis/Marilyn Monroe movie, “Some Like It Hot” — Friday through Sunday at the Hall Center for the Arts on the HC campus.

Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee scheduled for 2 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Theater Department Director Kirk Davidson said the play will appeal to fans of comedy.

Empty Bowls fund raiser to aid United Way

November 17, 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, United Way officials will mix art and good food with a good cause.

The UW's Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. To 1 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 911 Goliad.

Cost of the event is $15, which will allow customers to pick out a unique, hand-made bowl and fill it with one of several soups prepared by local residents.

Tickets can be purchased through the United Way office or at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.

Drive-through Nativity set for Dec. 10-12

November 17, 2010

Anyone wanting to embrace the “the reason for the season” needs to look no farther than Big Spring.

What began 23 years ago as a modest depiction of Christ's life, is today one of the largest and most unique holiday traditions in the Crossroads area.

Though still almost a month away, it's not too early to mark Dec. 10-12 on a calender. Those are the dates for the First Church of the Nazarene's Drive-Through Nativity.

Lady Steers’ perimeter shooting beats Fort Stockton

November 17, 2010

Getting off to a good start was one of the main objectives for the Big Spring Lady Steers in Tuesday’s game against Fort Stockton in Steer Gym.

How’s a 17-1 run for starters en route to a 60-18 win?

“We talked about that since the last game,“ BSHS head coach Mike Warren said. “We got good shots against their zone just passing the ball around and inside to Cerbi Ritchey, inside to Diamond Mayes. That opened up stuff on the outside.”

Steers display athleticism in 69-33 rout of Fort Stockton

November 17, 2010

Cliff Thompson joked that right now would be a good time to retire. After all, he would retire undefeated as the Big Spring boys’ basketball coach at 1-0.

Then he quickly noted that winning just feels too good.
The Steers upended Fort Stockton for a season-opening 69-33 for Thompson’s first win as Big Spring’s head coach. If the Steers can continue to improve, Thompson just might have the chance to get used to winning.

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