Archive - 2013
Officials with the city of Big Spring say filings for the May 11 election have been moving along slowly as the March 1 deadline for political hopefuls to file their candidacy approaches.
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 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of Carlsbad, N.M., was arrested Monday on a charge of urinating in a public place.
â€¢ CHRISTOPHER LEE BEDFORD, 32, of 2513 Dow, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€¢ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1100 block of E. 13th Street.
â€¢ THEFT was reported:
In the 7000 block of N. Service Road.
In the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.
Five Big Spring Independent School District students are hoping to spell their way to Washington D.C.
The five spellers will represent their campuses and BSISD when they participate in the Scripps-Howard Regional Spelling Bee, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Midland College campus.
The students qualified for Saturday's event by winning spelling contests at their respective campuses, said Robin Ritchey, BSISD spelling bee coordinator.
The five campus winners are:
Alvin Dudley Jenkins, 88, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his residence in Big Spring, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Trinity Memorial Park Chapel with Mike Couch of First Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be held at Myers & Smith Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
FORSAN â€” School officials here have just about everything set for a bond election except for a final price tag.
Forsan independent School District officials are expected to call for a May bond election when they hold a special meeting Monday, Feb. 25, and will be likely be very busy during the next few days finalizing the proposal.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ CHARLIE RAY CARROLL, 43, transient, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ JOHN FLORES JR., 48, of 701 S. Lancaster, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of Carlsbad, N.M., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ROGER LEE HOLMES, 64, of 3300 Ave. Y, was arrested Sunday on charges of interfering with an emergency phone call and assault causing bodily injury â€“ family violence.
Dudley Jenkins, 88, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Gary W. Lawson 55, of Hobbs, N.M., passed away Feb. 14, 2013, in Hobbs. Gary was born July 12, 1957, in Colorado City, Texas, to Laddie C. and Dorothy J. Goodin Lawson.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.
Gary married Cindy Smith on June 25, 1977, in Big Spring, Texas, and they came to Hobbs in March of 1987. Gary was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed hunting, fishing and going camping with family and friends. Gary worked for more than 30 years as a salesman in the oilfield industry.
The Texas Ethics Commission issued an order of dismissal in the complaint against Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan, saying there was insufficient evidence a violation of law or rules administered by the agency had occurred.
Big Spring High School art students are hoping to shine at this weekend's Visual Arts Scholastic Event regional meet in Odessa.
Seventeen BSHS students exhibiting a total of 30 works are entered in the regional meet, being held at Odessa Permian High School.
Students who medal at this weekend's meet advance to the state VASE exhibition, to be held in Bryan this March.
High School Art Teacher Judy Terelestsky said she believes many of her students' entries are state meet worthy.