January 26th, 2011
COLORADO CITY — Investigators working on the disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn confirmed an recent out-of-state lead in the case was invalid, as the search for the girl continues into its fourth week.
According to Pete Kampfer, city manager and media liaison for the search, investigators were looking into a possible lead in the case in Memphis, Tenn. However, Kampfer confirmed this week the lead was determined to be invalid.
Donald Gene â€śDonâ€ť Nash, 60, of Big Spring died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Don Snipes officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Jeffrey Lynn Matthies, 38, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. D.G. McCoury officiating. Graveside services will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Sharon Ann White, 64, of Big Spring died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at the Salvation Army with Captain Russ Keeney officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
James Bannister "Bill" Allgood, 88, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Lucy Knox, 95, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
LENORAH â€” Grady did its best to deliver the knockout punch to Sands in a matchup of two top 10 teams.
It was the Mustangs, however, who delivered the final blow.
In a wild back and forth contest, No. 9 Sands upended No. 10 Grady 48-47 Tuesday at Wildcat Gym in Lenorah in District 8A, Division II action.
Both teams are playoff bound, but the win gives Sands the easier path to the district championship, especially since the Mustangs beat Grady at home earlier this season.
MONAHANS â€” Cerbi Ritcheyâ€™s 20 points powered the Big Spring Lady Steers past Monahans 55-43 in non-district action.
Throughout District 5-3A play, the Lady Steers had been in a shooting slump, but with the win over Snyder Friday and Mondayâ€™s win over Monahans, Big Spring seems headed in the right direction with Abilene Wylie on tap at home.
Diamond Mayes chipped in 10 points while Mackenzie Stone hit two 3-pointers. The gave Big Spring its 17th of the season.
Big Spring 55, Monahans 43
Big Spring 16 15 11 12 - 55
Monahans 7 10 12 14 â€“ 43
COAHOMA â€” Forsan was out to get a sweep of Coahoma Tuesday night, but the Bulldogs denied that bid.
Coahoma edged Forsan 64-63 at home Tuesday for their third win in District 3-2A play.
Both teams werenâ€™t short of scoring. For Coahoma, Sheigh Cravens had 19 points and Tanner Ruiz had 18. The Buffaloes hit 12 3-pointers in Tuesdayâ€™s game, with Patrick Roblesâ€™ four being the most. The only quarter that didnâ€™t have both teams score in double digits was the first, when Coahoma had 16, but Forsan had nine.
Four Texas community colleges facing closure will escape the axe under a preliminary Texas budget submitted by state senators Monday.
The four institutions, which include Odessa College, would have had their state funding eliminated under the House version of the budget, which was released last week. Under the Senate version, however, funding has been restored.