Archive - 2013
Howard County commissioners agreed Monday morning to submit a road use agreement recently adopted by the court to the Texas Attorney General's office in an effort to clarify how the new law will affect area oil transport and trucking companies.
The road use agreement was adopted by commissioners on a unanimous vote in late-December in an effort to help fund much-needed repairs to county roadways damaged by the increase in truck traffic generated by the recent boom in the oil field.
The pace of candidate filing for area school races continues to be slow, officials announced.
As of this morning, only four candidates â€” all incumbents â€” have filed applications with their respective school districts.
Candidate filings continue through March 1, officials said.
At Forsan ISD, Chris Evans and Tom Bill Kuykendall filed for re-election, while incumbents Daniel Ramos and Darren Patrick will seek another term on the Stanton ISD board.
Area school districts holding elections this may include (terms are for three years unless otherwise noted):
Frank Lloyd Sickles, 58, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at First Christian Church, Big Spring, with Dr. Ken McIntosh officiating.
He was born Dec. 10, 1954, in Socorro, N.M., to Lillian and George Sickles of Datil, N.M. Frank married Laura Cassady on Aug. 5, 1978.
Barbara Ann Eisler, 76, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Greg Surles officiating.
Barbara was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Hobbs, N.M., and married Gifford Robert "Bob" Eisler on June 27, 1953, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1980.
She was a broker for Marie Rowland Real Estate. When it closed, she went to Abilene Christian University and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Jimmy Garrard, 38, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Eddie Prince officiating.
He was born Feb. 25, 1974, in Big Spring. He was an auto mechanic, a lifetime resident of Big Spring and a member of Grace Fellowship.
Services for Jesse Perez Martinez, 79, of Burnet will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Hill Country Fellowship Church with Pastor Rodney McGee officiating.
Jesse was born Sept. 14, 1933. in New Braunfels, Texas, to Samuel and Cuca Perez Martinez and died Feb. 10, 2013, at his home.
He was carpenter by trade and worked for Hoover Builders for many years.
He married Ernestina Luevano on May 27, 1952, in Big Spring, Texas.
Kaidyn Michael Benjamen Collier, infant son of Jennifer Olivas, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Coahoma Cemetery with the Rev. Elwin Collom officiating.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Kaleb Olivas and Kason Olivas; maternal grandparents, Mike and Leeta Collier, both of Coahoma; his maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Collier of Big Spring; and two aunts.
The Big Spring City Council is expected to approve first reading of a ordinance calling for the May 11 municipal general election, as two seats on the council go up for grabs this election season.
The mayoral seat, along with the District 5 seat on the council, will be decided by the May 11 contest.
Incumbent Mayor Tommy Duncan has indicated he will not seek a second term in the office, saying he never intended to serve more than one term in the position.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ROY GUERRERO CERVANTES JR., 33, of 1304 Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ RUBEN RODRIQUEZ, 44, of 407 S. Young, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ JOSHUA LEE JUNKIN, 25, of 108 Wilson, was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts), speeding and driving while license invalid.
Repps Guitar Jr. 75, of Abilene passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Northâ€™s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bryans Fitzhugh officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 5-7 p.m. in Northâ€™s Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange St.
Mr. Guitar was born Aug. 14, 1937 in Big Spring, Texas to Repps and Mary Elizabeth (Hurt) Guitar Sr.