February 19th, 2011
POST â€” The Big Spring Steers have had a little more than a week of preparation for their bi-district playoff game against Bowie Tuesday.
But the way they ended the regular season â€” a 69-54 loss at Abilene Wylie â€” is still fresh in their minds. So head coach Cliff Thompson and the Steers didnâ€™t mind expressing how good a 74-58 win over Paducah felt, even if it was a playoff warm-up game.
â€śWe needed that after that Wylie game,â€ť he said. â€śWe didnâ€™t play well. Paducah is a good team. Just Monday, they beat Seminole, who won their
3A district. We played well and that was good to see.â€ť
POST â€” Youth and inexperience caught up with the Grady Lady Wildcats when they met No.14 Paducah in the girlsâ€™ Class A, Division II area championship Friday.
â€śWe shot ourselves in the foot a lot,â€ť Grady head coach Ken Hefner said.â€ťBut itâ€™s not a lack of effort. The kids played hard all year long. They did some great things. Itâ€™s just disappointing to finish on a night like this.â€ť
Paducah handed a 58-35 loss to the Lady Cats, whose playoff run ended after a win over Ropes in the bi-district round Tuesday.
Officials with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program say tax preparations and filings have gone smoothly so far, with the bulk of itemized returns expected to be filed in the coming weeks.
The Internal Revenue Service began accepting itemized returns this week, a delay that was made necessary to allow for updating of a number of deductions that were approved late in the process by the federal government.
The Big Spring High School Choir had quite a medal haul at the recent University Interscholastic League Solo and Ensemble Contest in San Angelo.
Thirty BSHS students earned Division I ratings (the highest possible) during the contest, which was held at Angelo State University Feb. 5.
BSHS Choir Director Anna Castaneda O'Brien said 28 of those students qualified to compete in the State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest, which will be held at the University of Texas in Austin later this school year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€˘ DAVID ISAIAS MIRAMONTES, 22, El Paso, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ROSA MARIA FLORES, 34, 1504 Lincoln, was arrested on a warrant for harassment.
â€˘ ANNA MAE WHITE, 23, 1107 S. Goliad, was arrested on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
â€˘ ROBERT ALLEN WRIGHT, 48, 2621 Chanute, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
Joy Fortenberry of Big Spring passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, to be with her Heavenly Father. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
Mary B. Hogg, 96, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in a local nursing home. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.
SNYDER â€” Benjamin Grover Brumit of Snyder died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Snyder Oaks Care Center after a lengthy illness. A private family service for Mr. Brumit, 58, will be held to celebrate his life. As per Mr. Brumit's wishes, his body will be donated to science.
Tommie Cooper, 88, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.