Archive - Sep 2011
A lawsuit has been filed against two city council members and a pair of local businesses in connection with an ongoing investigation into possible illegal campaign contributions.
Former City Councilwoman Joann Staulcup confirmed today that she and ex councilwoman Stephanie Horton were filing suit against current councilmen Marcus Fernandez and Glenn Carrigan, charging them with accepting illegal campaign contributions. Also named as defendants are local corporations Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics, the firms that allegedly made the contributions.
The Big Spring truck reliever route is another step closer to reality as the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved $63.7 million for the long-anticipated project.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RICHARD ALCANTAR MARTINEZ, 51, was arrested Thursday on warrants for dog or cat running at large, failure to appear and disregard red light.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1400 block of Sycamore Street.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 800 block of W. FM 700.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Carl Bradley, 85, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Robertson and the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Hughes Springs, Texas, and married Joyce Howard on June 20, 1959.
Calvin C. Gaston, 70, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 7, 1941, in Blackwell, Texas. Calvin was a pumper for Whiting Oil and Gas.
LeAnn Campbell Pesek, 35, of Cedar Park, formerly of Big Spring, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.
Clayton W. Bettle, 91, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 in a Temple hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Consider it two celebrations in one.
Howard College will celebrate two important milestones Friday — the 65th anniversary of the first day of classes at the institution and the official completion of a multi-year, $23 million campus renovation.
Building dedications, tours and an address from a former HC student who went on to become one of the top educators in Texas will highlight the Friday observance.
Get out your black and gold garb, exes — it’s homecoming in Big Spring.
Big Spring High School homecoming activities will be in full swing today and Friday, with all the usual pageantry — a parade and the crowning of a king and queen — and even a slight alteration to an old standby, the homecoming bonfire.
Today â€” booth set-up, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; fair opens to general public at 5 p.m.; queen contest at 6 p.m.; domino tournament at 6:30 p.m.; gospel music at 7:30 p.m.
Friday â€” Crystal River at 6 p.m., followed by Heather Vassar at 8 p.m. in the entertainment tent. A cooking demonstration will be held at 6 p.m.
Saturday â€” Kountry Kids contest at 10:30 a.m., tractor pull at 1 p.m., a kidâ€™s tractor pull at 1:30 p.m., food demonstration at 2 p.m. and a pet contest at 3 p.m. in the show barn. Amber Digby will take the stage at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.