Archive - Jul 2011
A man was transported to a Lubbock hospital from the Big Spring Refinery shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday after suffering second-degree burns over his body from an accident involving a water leak, according to officials with Alon USA.
The man — whose namewas witheld by the oil company — is an operator at the refinery and an Alon USA employee, according to Refinery Vice President Jimmy Crosby.
Crosby said the employee was burned by hot water and transported by ambulance to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
After months of effort, Big Spring Independent School District officials believe they have a redistricting plan that will pass federal muster.
BSISD trustees will hear details of the proposed redistricting when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
Members of the BSISD Redistricting Advisory Committee will present details on the plan, which was mandated by population and ethnic changes reflected in the 2010 Census.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ESTEVAN VALENCIA JR., 30, of 1110 E. 13th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear and junk vehicle.
â€˘ WILLIAM COLE LAFON, 66, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ SHAWN MICHAEL OVERTON, 23, of 1706 Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belt not secured, driving while license invalid and bail jumping â€“ failure to appear on fine only (six counts).
Karen Sue (Lawson) Harrison, 63, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at her Odessa residence. She was born in Stanton, Texas, on April 21, 1948, to Ed and Lurlene (Geurin) Lawson. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Lincoln Towers. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.
Bobette Pierce, 72, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Reservoirs aren't the only things running low these days, as city officials warn that residents caught violating water restrictions in the face of a region-wide shortage are going to find patience for their wasteful ways a long-gone commodity.
Chad Averette, director of the city's Code EnforcmentOffice, said the city will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to violations to mandatory water restriction.
A Big Spring man found guilty of possession of cocaine by a 118th District Court jury in March 2009 had his conviction affirmed by the 11th District of Texas Court of Appeals this month, upholding his multi-year prison sentence.
Jesse Woodruff, 23, was sentenced to 12 years in the Texas Department of Corrections after being convicted of possessing more than 17 grams of crack cocaine during a traffic stop in October 2008. The trial took just one day.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VIRGINA DAVILA CORDOVA, 30, of 707 Magnolia, was arrested Monday on a warrant for nuisance â€“ animal repeatedly at large.
â€˘ JIMMY RAY WILLIS JR., 41, of 303 Spring Creek Rd., was arrested Monday on warrants for theft and criminal mischief.
â€˘ BUCK BENNETT CHAPPELL JR., 38, of 1200 Madison, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft.
â€˘ ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 19, of 903 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft.
Graveside services for Johnnie Randolph, 77, of Lamesa will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday July 20, 2011, at Lamesa Memorial Park with Clifton Igo officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home in Lamesa. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Johnnie died Sunday July 17, 2011 in Big Spring. He was born on Jan. 13, 1934 in Seminole, Texas.
Funeral services for Clifton Ray Price of Lenorah will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Msgr. Tim Schwertner officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas. Clifton passed away July 16, 2011 in Odessa, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 12, 1955 in Stephenville, Texas.