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Archive - Apr 2012

April 12th

Oscar Solis Sr.

April 12, 2012

Oscar Solis Sr. 50, of Big Spring died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Pampa. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joe Torres officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born May 23, 1961, in Big Spring. He lived most of his life in Big Spring. He married Sally Rodriguez on April 6, 1993, in Big Spring. He was a welder and a Baptist.

Clyde Gafford

April 12, 2012

Clyde Gafford, 95, of Bastrop, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, April 6, 2012, in a Bastrop nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was born May 22, 1916, in Westbrook, Texas, and married Monroe Gafford May 18, 1933, in Colorado City, Texas. He preceded her in death May 23, 2005.

Isabel 'Chavelo' Lomas

April 12, 2012

Isabel “Chavelo” Lomas, 55, of Big Spring died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. No services are planned at this time.

He was born Aug. 10, 1956, to Catalina Gonzales Lomas and Luciano Lomas in Big Spring, Texas. He has been a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He worked in the construction business for many years before becoming disabled. He was a Catholic.

He is survived by one brother, Jose Maria Lomas of Big Spring; and two sisters, Janie Charles and husband Jessie of Houston and Esperanza Ocampo and husband Lee Gomez of Houston.

April 11th

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 11, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1023 Stadium Ave., was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ROBERT GARDNER LYNCH JR., 51, of 300 Veterans Blvd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RANDY JOE HURRINGTON, 51, of 1411 Bluebird, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.

Water pact on hold; Alon, city still negotiating

April 11, 2012

Try again.

That's the message City Finance Director Peggy Walker delivered to the Big Spring City Council Tuesday night regarding negotiations between the municipality and Alon USA to amend their raw water agreement. Consideration of a possible agreement was tabled for the second time in the past two weeks.

Volunteers to squash litter bugs

April 11, 2012

Residents will get a chance to get “trashy” Saturday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to clean up the Crossroads area during the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off.

Trash-Off Coordinator Pat Simmons said there are a number of ways area residents and groups can get involved in the effort, whether it's tackling a piece of their own property or joining with other volunteers to spruce up an area in the community.

Barbara Begley

April 11, 2012

Barbara Begley, 71, of Big Spring died Monday, April 9, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with James Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.

Edna Faye Smith

April 11, 2012

Edna Faye Smith, 97, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

April 10th

Forsan ISD to assess facilities

April 10, 2012

FORSAN — School officials here will soon take the first step in what will be more than a year-long process of evaluating the state of school facilities.

During their monthly meeting Monday evening, Forsan Independent School District trustees discussed commissioning a facilities study within the next few months to assess the need for modernizing campus buildings.

Vandals strike park's totem pole again

April 10, 2012

For the second time in less than five years, the historic totem pole at Comanche Trail Park has come under attack by vandals.

According to officials with the city of Big Spring, damage to the local landmark was discovered Monday.

“The pole was intact Saturday morning, so it had to be done some time between Saturday night and Monday morning,” said Kenny Davis, municipal landfill director.

“It appears to have been done by either a kid or a small man or teen using a hatchet, not an axe. I'm fairly sure if they had used an axe they would have brought the entire totem pole down.”

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