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Archive - Aug 2012

August 16th

Edward Eugene Jones

August 16, 2012

Edward Eugene Jones, 83, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in a local nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Ralph A. Halfmann

August 16, 2012

Ralph A. Halfmann, 83, of Garden City, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in a San Angelo hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

August 15th

EDC issue going before voters

August 15, 2012

Big Spring voters will decide the future of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, the city council assured Tuesday.

The Big Spring City Council gave final approval to a measure calling for an election to be held in November, giving voters the opportunity to nix the existing Type A economic development corporation and replace it with a Type B corporation.

Tarpley honored with Patriot of the Year award

August 15, 2012

Local veteran Mike Tarpley was recently recognized as the 2012-13 Patriot of the Year.

The award was presented to Tarpley by the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Aug. 11 in Austin.

“At first when I received this award it was something I couldn't tell anyone about, I was too emotional about it,” Tarpley said. “This is a pretty big honor to me. For the state of Texas to recognize what I do.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 15, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• STEVE ALLEN CRIM, 61, of San Angelo, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHELLE REYES GRANADO, 20, of 1611 Donley, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for violation of school rules (two counts) and juvenile curfew violation.
• DORA CARRION ALVARADO, 41, of Lamesa, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of theft (shoplifting) – more than $50 and less than $500.

Joe Molina Ledesma

August 15, 2012

Joe Molina Ledesma, 50, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Evelyn Maxine Johnson

August 15, 2012

Evelyn Maxine Johnson, 88, of Duncanville, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in a Duncanville nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

August 14th

Swimming accident victim dies Monday

August 14, 2012

An Odessa woman died Monday at a Lubbock hospital from injuries sustained in a near-drowning accident at Moss Creek Lake Sunday afternoon.

Wendy Barcomb, 50, of Odessa died Monday from her injuries, said Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department.

According to Everett, emergency responders were dispatched to Moss Creek Lake at 3:06 p.m. Sunday after Barcomb became unresponsive in the water.

Lightning sparks two fires in county

August 14, 2012

Even when it rains, area firefighters can't catch a break.

Lightning strikes are being blamed as the causes for a pair of wildfires that kept Howard County volunteer firefighters busy Sunday and Monday.
The first incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening, when lightning sparked a grass fire along Elbow Creek Road near Lomax.

Tommy Sullivan, chief of the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department, said nine units — seven from his department and two from Glasscock County — battled the blaze for about four hours before it was extinguished.

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