Archive - Apr 2013
Human remains discovered Sunday in a ravine east of the Walmart SuperCenter have been identified as a Big Spring man who was reported missing by family members early this month, according to law enforcement officials.
The remains were identified as 32-year-old Michael Birmelin of Big Spring, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department. The announcement was made Monday during a press conference at the Troy M. Hogue Joint Law Enforcement Center.
Water seemed to be the topic of choice Monday morning, as the Howard County commissioners court held a public hearing on a number of proposed regulations designed to address the housing boom in the county created by the ongoing boom in the oil field.
While no one spoke against the changes, concerns regarding a regulation that would have any operator of a RV or mobile home park serving more than 14 water users designated as a public water source drew questions from several people in the audience.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBIN ARRENDONDO CERVANTES, 40, of 110 N.W. Fourth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ TAMMY LOCKHART COKER, 36, of 1106 W. Third St. Apt. 11, was arrested Monday on a warrant for contempt of court â€“ disobedience of a court order.
â€˘ STOLEN VEHICLE was reported in the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1400 block of Tucson.
Patsy Kay Daniels, 64, of Big Spring died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 27, 1949, in Artesia, N.M., and married Jimmie Daniels on Sept. 20, 1967. He preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2007.
Norman "Bill" Wallace, 95, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Derrick Looney officiating. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
ODESSA â€” An explosive nine-run seventh inning broke a 5-5 tie Monday at Odessa College as Big Spring shelled Fort Stockton, 14-5 to advance to area round of the playoffs.
Offensive output was a concern for BSHS Head Softball Coach John Sparks as he prepared his squad for postseason play, but the Lady Steers responded when it was needed most.
Tied at 1-1 after a RBI double by Mercedes Ruiz sent Ayana Gomez home in the top of the second, Big Spring's lineup took charge in the top of the third.
Early voting in the May 11 municipal and school elections began today at the Howard County Courthouse.
Qualified voters can cast their ballot during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through May 7.
Extended voting â€” from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. â€” will be held Tuesday and again May 2.
A foot pursuit of a theft suspect led to a grisly discovery by Big Spring police early Sunday afternoon, as they found the decomposed remains of an unidentified male.
Police were called to the Walmart Supercenter just after noon Sunday in reference to a theft.
â€śUpon arrival, officers became involved in a foot chase with the female suspect,â€ť said Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department.
SAN ANGELO â€” Head Softball Coach Shanna Taylor has never lost a bi-district playoff round in her tenure as manager at Forsan and Clyde-Eula was unable to change that Saturday, as the Lady Buffaloes routed the Lady Pirates, 13-2.
Eula did give Forsan a little scare in the early going.
A walk, a stolen base and a RBI single gave the Lady Pirates a 1-0 lead they would hold until the top of the third.
LUBBOCK â€” Big Spring runner Gustavo Lugo will have another chance to win gold at the state meet as he finished in second place in the 3,200 with a time of 10:03.98 at the 3A region I meet at Texas Tech's Fuller Track over the weekend. Lugo also placed fourth in the 1,600. As a team, BSHS placed second in the 1,600. Chris Nunez missed reaching the state finals in discus by less than two feet.
On the girl's side, the Lady Steers placed fifth in the 800 relay.