Archive - 2012
Members of the Big Spring City Council may have mixed feelings about how to fund renovations to the municipality's water and wastewater facilities, but there's little doubt they agree the citizens should be allowed to vote on the issue as the panel unanimously approved first reading of a measure calling for a special 4B election to be held on the matter.
Where's your student going to school next year?
Big Spring Independent School District trustees will hear a report on proposed new student attendance zones when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
With four new elementary campuses being built and one campus â€” Bauer Elementary â€” scheduled for closure in the near future, BSISD's attendance zones and bus routes will have to be reworked for the 2012-2013 school year, Assistant Superintendent Danny Ferrell said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CARLOS G. DIAZ, 22, of 600 Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for open container in a motor vehicle â€“ driver and expired registration.
â€˘ PALADIO GARZA JR., 30, of 3100 Webb Lane, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ ALEXANDER QUINTANA, 31, of 610 N.W. Seventh St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for assault causing bodily injury.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Rheba Guy McCartney, 81, of Amory, Miss., passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Abilene Funeral Home Chapel of Hope, located at 3349 N. 12th St., Abilene, Texas, with Brother Butch Pesch officiating. A time of visitation will follow immediately after services. Private graveside rites at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery will precede the memorial service.
Elizar Cantu, 68, of Ackerly died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chaplain Larry Hood officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Ackerly.
Selestino â€śPepeâ€ť Hernandez, 61, of Big Spring died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born March 1, 1950, in San Angelo to Dominga and Jesus Hernandez. He had been a cook at Furrâ€™s Cafeteria for many years and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.
Glen R. Overton, 80, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the family receiving friends immediately following the service. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born June 2, 1931, in Big Spring to Fannie and James Overton. He worked in construction in Arizona for 35 years. He married Frances Edens on Oct. 9, 1993. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Elisa A. Hart, 36, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Alvah Ruth Hollis, 80, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Preliminary autopsy results on a Big Spring man who died shortly after being found in a roadway last week confirm he was the victim of a hit and run accident, according to law enforcement officials.
Eleutario Torres Padron, 62, was discovered in the roadway by passerbys Thursday evening near the intersection of Sgt. Paredez and Trades Avenue on the city's north side, according to police reports.
Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman said Monday preliminary autopsy results confirm Padron was struck by a vehicle before being left in the road.