November 17th, 2010
Anyone wanting to embrace the â€śthe reason for the seasonâ€ť 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.
Getting off to a good start was one of the main objectives for the Big Spring Lady Steers in Tuesdayâ€™s game against Fort Stockton in Steer Gym.
Howâ€™s a 17-1 run for starters en route to a 60-18 win?
â€śWe talked about that since the last game,â€ś BSHS head coach Mike Warren said. â€śWe 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.â€ť
Cliff Thompson joked that right now would be a good time to retire. After all, he would retire undefeated as the Big Spring boysâ€™ 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 Thompsonâ€™s first win as Big Springâ€™s head coach. If the Steers can continue to improve, Thompson just might have the chance to get used to winning.
Itâ€™s all about consistently gaining confidence as the Big Spring girls basketball team approaches tournaments in December and district play in January.
As far away as that seems, every game until then counts.
â€śI think the last two years weâ€™ve been playing with younger girls,â€ť Big Spring head coach Mike Warren said. â€śLast year they competed at a high level and I think itâ€™s time for them to start enjoying some of the rewards of that hard work weâ€™ve been doing for two years.â€ť
Kay Elizabeth Jackson, 59, of Grand Prairie died of natural causes Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, while a resident of Dalworth Nursing Home in Grand Prairie. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.
John Doll, 53, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Robertson, chaplain with Compass Hospice, and the Rev. Alan Wallace, pastor of People's Felllowship, Lubbock, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Big Spring Independent School District officials still have some construction bonds to sell. How they will sell the bonds has become a matter for discussion.
In September, BSISD trustees decided to hold off on selling almost $7 million of the $63 million in construction bonds authorized by voters. The unsold amount, which totaled $6.7 million, was held in abeyance to see if it could qualify under a special federal program which features extra-low interest rates.
A weekend argument escalated into a knife fight that landed two local men in the hospital, then in the Howard County jail.
Police responded Saturday evening to the 800 block of Lorilla in west Big Spring in reference to a disturbance and possible stabbing.
Big Spring Police Sgt. Tony Everett said that when officers arrived on the scene they found two men suffering from injuries caused by â€śedged weapons.â€ť
The two men were identified as Ismael Juarez, 50, and Jason Threats, 32, both of Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
â€˘ ROBIN RENEE PORTER, 27, 2504 March, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘Â DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, 1402 Tucson, was arrested on a warrant charging criminal trespass (two counts).
â€˘ CALVIN JACOB JAWSON, 27, 3701 La Junta, was arrested on a warrant charging theft.
â€˘ STEVEN OCHOTORENA CHAVEZ, 22, 1002 E. 21st, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.
â€˘ NATHAN CARL DEAN GARRARD, 18, 1425 E. Sixth No. 104, was arrested on a charge of assault/family violence.
FORSAN â€” The Forsan girlsâ€™ basketball team got the win in its season opener against Garden City, but head coach Robert Hillger is hoping the jitters his players had in that first game are nowhere to be found tonight.
The Lady Buffs are on the road against Grady at 4 p.m. today in Lenorah. Theyâ€™re coming off a close 39-37 win against Garden City.
That game was good for the Lady Buffs, however. Hillger said a lot of lessons come from close games.