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Archive - Oct 19, 2012

EDC forum scheduled for Tuesday

October 19, 2012

The case for keeping Big Spring's Economic Development Corp. a Type 4A operation will be made during a forum at the Hall Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Carlton Schwab, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Council, will speak on the importance and future of economic development in the state during the forum.

On Nov. 6, local voters will be asked to decide whether to change EDC's mandate from Type A, which finances only economic development projects, to Type B, which will also help fund community improvement projects.

Sea containers being converted to housing units

October 19, 2012

With oil production booming in the Permian Basin region, the influx of workers has created a housing shortage in Big Spring and surrounding areas.

One local company, Big A Properties, has found a creative way to ease the burden.

Shipping crates — just like the ones you see on giant cargo ships and on the backs of 18-wheel trucks on the highway — are being converted into living quarters in nearby San Angelo to be rented or sold here in Big
Spring.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-19

October 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMIE RAE NELSON, 36, of 1909 Monticello, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired registration (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).
• LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, of 1501 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on charges of assault – family violence and criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.

George Donald Tays

October 19, 2012

George Donald Tays left his loving family on Oct. 18, 2012, after a six-month illness.

He was born in Roswell, N.M. on June 23, 1930 to William Samuel and Addie Pearl Sheldon Tays. George graduated from high school in Roswell, attended New Mexico A&M and graduated from the University of Albuquerque (Cum Laude).

He enlisted in the Navy Oct. 27, 1948, (Navy Day) and retired in August 1971. He entered civil service in 1976 as a social security claims representative and retired from SSA in June 1992.

Marsha Gwyn Darrow

October 19, 2012

Former Big Spring resident Marsha Gwyn Darrow, 62, died Oct. 6, 2012, in Longmont, Colo. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Spring Tabernacle Church with Mona Lou Tonn officiating.

She was born Sept. 14, 1950, in Augusta, Kan. She was a cook and enjoyed riding motorcycles.

She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Dean, Athea Nall and Veronica White, all of Big Spring; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Leslee Jones of Longmont, Colo.

J. W. 'Bill' McClendon

October 19, 2012

J. W. "Bill" McClendon, 88, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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