Archive - Mar 2, 2013
The race to determine Big Spring's next mayor just got more crowded.
With an eye on infrastructure and future growth, Roger Rodman and Manuel Ramirez Jr. have joined Larry McLellan on the ballot for the Big Spring mayoral election this May.
Rodman, 65, a medical technologist at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, said his relationship with current Mayor Tommy Sullivan â€” who announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election â€” influenced his decision to toss his hat into the political arena.
LUBBOCK, Texas â€” Big Spring resident Jordan Weston Hamilton has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of false information and hoaxes, stemming from a bomb threat he made in December 2012.
The 24-year-old Hamilton, who remains in custody, faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set after the completion of that report. The announcement was made Friday by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
â€˘ MATTHEW MENDOZA, 33, 1104 Blackmon, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid, possession of marijuana, possession of a dangerous drug and failure to identify giving false/fictitious information.
â€˘ LUIS ALBERTO GARFIAS, 24, 1300 S. Johnson, was arrested on warrants for speeding, no driver's license (three counts), driving while license invalid and failure to appear (eight counts).
â€˘ ROSA MARIA OVALLE, 25, 1802 State, was arrested on a warrant for driving while license invalid.
Guadalupe â€śLupeâ€ť Villa, 65, of Odessa passed away Feb. 26, 2013, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She was born Sept. 26, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas, to Ycidro Villareal and Jovita Olague Villareal. She married Julian H. Villa Sr. on Feb. 11, 1966, in Big Spring. She was a homemaker.
Shirley Jane Dulin Smith, 59, of Big Spring went to her heavenly home Feb. 23, 2013, in Midland, Texas, with her husband and best friend, John, holding her hand.
Albert â€śAlâ€ť Fulcher, 78, of Elk City, Okla., formerly of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow in Trinity Memorial Park.
Roberta Stowe, 91, of Stanton, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in a local nursing home.
She was born April 12, 1921, in Wichita, Kan,. and married Gene B. Stowe July 31, 1953. He preceded her in death April 26, 1996.
Roberta had worked as a telephone operator. She served in the United States Army during World War II from 1941 to 1944. She was a Southern Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Fitzpatrick and husband Joe of Stanton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Edward Koessner of Arizona.
Blanche Carter, 93, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.