Archive - 2013
Kenneth Jarrett Briden, 76, passed away peacefully while visiting family in Santiago, Chile. Son of Garland and Nelva Briden, he was born in 1936 in Breckenridge, Texas, and graduated from Big Spring High School in 1954, where he was inducted into the schoolâ€™s Hall of Fame for his trumpet playing. Ken received an undergraduate degree in music from Texas Tech University in 1961. He later studied at UCLA and received a graduate degree in education from San Jose State University in 1971.
No closing ceremonies.
This year's Howard/Glasscock Counties Relay For Life came to a cold and windy end Saturday. Because of the bitter cold and blustery conditions, closing ceremonies are being postponed, according to Relay Chair Manny Negron.
â€śIt was just too cold and windy for the participants to have the ceremonies this morning,â€ť explained Negron. â€śEverybody just wanted to go home so we're postponing the closing ceremonies.â€ť
FORSAN â€” A second public meeting pertaining to Forsan Independent School District's $23.8 million bond proposal will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the secondary campus auditorium.
FISD voters will head to the polls in May to decide the fate of the bond issue, which would finance construction of a new elementary campus and extensive renovations at the junior high/high school building.
Early voting begins April 29, while election day is May 11.
The meeting will include presentations from architects and financial advisors, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Howard College officials are about to put the wraps on another construction project.
Trustees will hear updates on a variety of construction projects when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
End of construction of the Broughton Agriculture Complex will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tours May 1.
The complex, which consists of an open-air pavilion, show barn and classroom building, was financed through a $2.6 million donation to the college from the C.G. Broughton Foundation.
Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of issues, including the use of a new computer application to help improve security at the county courthouse.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the program â€” known as Copsync â€” will basically turn every operational computer in the courthouse into a way to reach out to law enforcement if something goes wrong.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. 04/19/13 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DONNIE RAY SCHMALTZ, 27, of 2004 N. Monticello, Big Spring, Texas was arrested Friday on a charge of theft greater than or equal to $50 but no greater than $500, all other.
â€˘ JOHN GERARD ESCOVEDO, 34, of 2902 E. IH 20, Big Spring was arrested Friday on a charge of sex offenders duty to register with previous conviction.
â€˘ ALFONSO GARCIA RAMOS JR., 26, OF 2604 Dow Dr., Big Spring was arrested Friday on a charge of assault: family violence threat or offensive touch.
Four Big Spring residents remain in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center following their arrest on charges of burglary and kidnapping Thursday morning, according to law enforcement officials.
An investigation into the incident continues.
All four were arrested on charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit other felony and kidnapping. Arrested were Ricardo Ramirez, 24, of 4004 Connally; Sophia Conception Marmolejo, 29, of 2521 Chanute; Juan Eduardo Diaz, 23, address not provided; and Abilene Renee Mojica, 30, of 1207 Sycamore.
Infrastructure and forecasted growth attributed to the coming shale oil boom took center stage Thursday night as candidates for the mayoral seat on the Big Spring City Council presented their political platforms during a Meet the Candidates forum on the Howard College campus.
Candidates Larry McLellan and Roger Rodman â€” a third candidate, former city council member Manuel Ramirez Jr., bowed out of the race this week â€” spoke about their qualifications and unique views of the Crossroads area during the forum, held in the Hall Center for the Arts.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. 04/18/13 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ANTHONY HEATH WRIGHT, 25, OF 1106 Stanford, Big Spring was arrested Thursday on charges of use or possession of illegal smoking material.
â€˘ HALIE MICHELLE BURNETT, 17, OF 2802 S. CR 1220, Midland, Texas was arrested Thursday on a warrant, other agency.
â€˘ TERYN ANTHONY GONZALEZ, 27, of 712 Colgate, Big Spring was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2 ounces in a drug free zone.
James Leslie Lloyd Jr., 87, of Big Spring died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Lindsey officiating.