Archive - 2013
The first political hat has been tossed in the city of Big Spring, as Leonards Pharmacy Inc. owner and former economic development board member Larry McLellan filed last week to run for the mayoral seat on the city council.
McLellan will be vying for the seat currently held by one-term Mayor Tommy Duncan, who announced last week he would not be seeking re-election.
A local man was arrested on indecency with a child charges stemming from an alleged incident in Comanche Trail Park.
Aaron Lustfeldt, 27, of Big Spring, was awaiting arraignment this morning after being arrested on the indecency charge, said Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett.
The incident was alleged to have occurred Friday afternoon.
Donna Faye Erwin Oliver, 78, of Colorado City, formerly of Big Spring, passed away on Feb. 3, 2013. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Colorado City Cemetery.
Donna was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Cuthbert, Texas to Cecil and Edna Erwin, who preceded her in death.
Tracy Moore, 58, of Midland, formerly of Vealmoor, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Midland. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at the Vealmoor Cemetery with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating.
She was born Dec. 16, 1954, in Big Spring. Tracy grew up in Vealmoor. She loved to crochet, do word search puzzles and her favorite saying was "Be Nice".
Survivors include cousins, Mike and Denise Bailey and Retta and Don Caldwell all of Big Spring.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Cordia Moore.
William Thomas McNealey, 96, passed away Jan. 27, 2013 at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas.
He is survived by his family; sons, Larry McNealey of Riverside, Calif.; Thomas (Tommy) McNealy of Kingsville, Texas and Robert (Bob) McNealey of Reno, Nev.; a daughter, Mardelle L. Wise of Midland and formerly of Big Spring; and a brother, David McNealey of Davenport, Iowa; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Kenneth J. Campbell, 85, of Lubbock, passed away in Big Spring, Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013, at graveside in the Aspermont cemetery, officiated by Pastor Tom Long under the care and direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Aspermont.
Kenneth was born in Henderson County Texas July 23, 1927. He served his country in the Navy and was a Christian. Kenneth worked for Conoco as a production foreman before he retired.
MIDLAND â€” The Howard College women had a chance to avenge their Jan. 7 home loss to Midland College on Monday, but the Lady Chaparrals hung on to edge the Hawks 63-61 despite a strong effort on the road.
â€śI thought we played really well defensively,â€ť HC Head Women's Coach Earl Diddle said. â€śWe did a good job on their All-American, Achiri Ade, and we were in a good position to win the game, but you've got missed free throws, missed blockouts â€” that's how you get beat.â€ť
About 20 percent of the United States' energy is derived from the 104 nuclear power plants across the nation. Harnessing the power of atomic energy is a complex business, but one that has proven to be efficient and relatively safe since its inception.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of Carlsbad, N.M., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KEITH ANDREW HILARIO, 28, of 1113 Lloyd, was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault by contact.
â€˘ MICHAEL ALLERY WEIST, 31, of California, was arrested Saturday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
A fire at an undisclosed location on the Alon USA Big Spring Refinery sent at least one person to the hospital Sunday night, according to local officials and unconfirmed reports.
Reports of an explosion at the Big Spring Refinery began circulating through the city and social media sites Sunday night at approximately 9 p.m. Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson confirmed shortly after that a fire had been reported at the local facility, however, there were no explosions.