Archive - 2013
FORSAN â€” Construction projects approved by Forsan Independent School District voters Saturday should begin before the end of the year, school officials say.
By a margin of more than three to one Saturday, Forsan Independent School District voters approved a $23.8 million construction bond to finance a new elementary campus and extensive renovations elsewhere in the district.
FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said he always believed the bond was in the best interests of the district, but conceded he was surprised by the margin of victory at the polls.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees will consider selling the mineral rights to a small patch of district property when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
The property in question is a 5.5 acre tract of land near the BSISD bus barn on the 11th Place extension, said Debbie Green, district business manager.
Green said a firm has submitted a bid to purchase 50 percent of the mineral rights to the property. BSISD will retain all surface rights to the land, she added.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of 1302 Tucson, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ KEVIN WILLIAMS, 20, of 1002 Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ NICHOLES HERNANDEZ LIMON, 24, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
â€˘ LATONYA KAY CUBIT, 31, of 600 Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 123, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
Blake Edward Hogue of Odessa unexpectedly left his temporary home much too soon to meet his mother in Heaven on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the age of 22. He was at home with his faithful best friend, Buddy.
Blake was born in Odessa, Texas, to Bobby Joe Hogue and Susan Kathleen Weeks on July 2, 1990.Â
Blake was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Kathleen Weeks; his grandfathers, John Edward Reese and VL Hogue; his grandmother, Alice Lazelle Reese; and his great-grandfather Herman Shifflett.
Thomas Lopez, 64, of Waxahachie, formerly of Big Spring died April 27, 2013. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with Monsignor Bernard L. Gully, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Wanda King, 82, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Terry L. Camden, 53, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in a Lubbock hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
The city's gain is Howard College's loss.
When Larry McLellan formally steps up as Big Spring mayor tonight, he also will step down as a trustee for the Howard County Junior College District.
The state secretary of state's office has ruled that the two offices are â€śincompatibleâ€ť and cannot be held at the same time. Therefore, when McLellan takes the mayoral oath of office today, he will, by matter of law, resign from his college trustee position.
Big Spring City Council convenes at 5:30 p.m. today to call for a run-off election June 8 to decide the fate of the District 5 council seat.
Candidate Raul Benavides garnered the most votes in Saturday's election â€” 187 â€” while opponents J.D. Smith had 143 and Clint Collins tallied 93).
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 13, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE HILARIO MARTINEZ, 26, of 1505 E. Cherokee, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ NOEL GARCIA III, 31, of 1011 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 26, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Monday for possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2 ounces in a drug free zone and evading arrest/detention.
â€˘ GORDON WESLEY TAYLOR, 54, of 4200 Center Point Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of speeding.