October 22nd, 2012
Russ McEwen, longtime businessman and former councilman and mayor, died Sunday at his home. He was 63 years old.
A lifelong resident and Big Spring High School graduate, McEwen for-med the Russ McEwen Agency in 1975. He ser-ved as a city councilman from 1981 until 1988 and as mayor from 2000 until 2010. Under his leadership, the community expanded the youth sports complex on Interstate 20, made numerous downtown renovations and built the water park in Comanche Trail Park.
By THOMAS JENKINS
The Big Spring City Council will have a number of routine items before it when it meets Tuesday evening, including final approval of a franchise agreement with Atmos Energy Corporation.
The council approved first reading of the agreement during its Oct. 9 meeting on a unanimous vote.
The agreement â€” which expires at the end of October â€” is for 10 years and will net the city $170,000 annually, according to City Finance Director Peggy Walker.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GARRETT WAYNE ROBBINS, 18, of 138 Jonesboro, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ EDDIE JAY WHITE, 20, of 1501 W. Cherokee, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for disregarding a stop sign.
â€˘ CLAUDIA C. LUJAN-RECIO, 21, of 1005 S. Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ANTONIO GARCIA JR., 24, of 1208 Wood, was arrested Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated, in park after hours and failure to appear.
SNYDER â€” After scoring a touchdown on its opening possession â€” a 31-yard run from sophomore quarterback Tobyn Tannehill â€” it appeared Big Spring was eager to redeem last week's District 4-3A opening loss against a Abilene Wylie with a convincing victory over the Snyder Tigers on the road.
Instead, costly Steer turnovers and a handful of momentum-changing plays resulted in Big Spring coming away with their second loss of the season and a 0-2 conference record as Snyder outlasted the Steers 31-21.
SONORA â€” It's been a long time coming, but Coahoma Head Coach Trey Gardner and his squad of Bulldogs finally pulled off a win â€” their first since the second week of the season â€” and it couldn't have come at a better time.
The banged-up, but hard-fighting Bulldogs traveled to Sonora and came home with a 27-21 victory over the powerful Broncos to even their district record to 1-1 and hopefully boosting the confidence of a team that has been embroiled with injuries since the season began.
Ready ... set ... vote!
Crossroads residents will get the chance to have their democratic voices heard in a number of local, state and national elections, as early voting gets under way Monday morning in the Howard County Elections Administration Office.
Polls will be located in the elections office â€” located on the third floor of the county courthouse â€” and will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until early voting wraps up Friday, Nov. 2.
GARDEN CITY â€” There's an unwelcome newcomer to this Glasscock County community, and many residents are doing their best to get rid of the visitor.
One attraction Garden City residents have always taken pride in is the community's appearance. In recent years, however, people have noticed an appreciable uptick in the amount of trash accumulating in the area.
â€śWe'd never had this problem before,â€ť said County Judge Kim Halfmann. â€śSo, we set out to do something about it.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ GILBERT BUSTAMANTE GONZALES, 23, of 607 W. Ninth St., was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ LUIS MIGUEL LOPEZ, 29, of 907 Bell, was arrested Friday on warrants for driving while license invalid, failure to appear and harassment.
â€˘ AMBER RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 820 Timothy, was arrested Friday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to yield the right-of-way at an intersection.
J. W. â€śBillâ€ť McClendon, 88, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Craig Holstedt, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Emilee Ramsey Beckham, formerly of Big Spring, died Oct. 17, 2012, at age 95 in Claude, Texas.
She was born March 8, 1917, on a ranch near Westbrook, Texas to I.W. and Sarah Ann Ramsey. Her family owned and operated the I.W. Ramsey Cash Grocery in Westbrook. After starting elementary school one year early and skipping one grade, Mrs. Beckham graduated from Westbrook High School at age 16 and moved to Abilene to join her older sister, Burnice Ramsey, as a student at McMurry College.