October 13th, 2012
Robert L. Crain, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez State Veterans Home. Private memorial services will be at a later date.
He was born Aug. 10, 1933, in Buleadean, N.C. He grew up in Mars Hill, N.C. He retired from the Air Force after 24 years and was a Vietnam veteran. He lived in Big Spring for two years, coming from Del Rio. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Lloyd Underwood and Bo Spradling were the top honorees at the Chamber of Commerce's Ag Appreciation Luncheon at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
Underwood was named agricultural producer of the year, while Spradling, owner of Triple AG, was selected as the agricultural businessman of the year.
The chamber annually holds the luncheon to honor â€śthe many things the men and women of the agricultural community do for our area,â€ť Chamber President Jan Foresyth said.
An ever-burgeoning enrollment situation has Big Spring Independent School District trustees scrambling to find instructors, as trustees discovered during their monthly meeting Thursday afternoon.
Fueled by the boom in the oil industry, families are flocking to West Texas, and Big Spring has become home to its share of the transplants.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MANUEL SOSA IV, 19, of 2510 Ent, was arrested Thursday on warrants for burglary of a habitation â€“ assault, disorderly conduct â€“ fighting, assault by threat and consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ KARLY SHEA BUCHANAN, 22, of 1110 E. Fifth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ blood alcohol more than 0.15.
Clovis Bodine, 94, of Ackerly died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Robert Lewis Crain, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The city of Big Spring â€” led by a group of West Texas cities working together â€” has finally reached an agreement with Atmos Energy regarding the company's requested rate increase, an agreement that should keep local customer's gas bill at the same rate as previous years.
The city, along with the steering committee representing many cities in Atmos Energy's West Texas Division, began negotiations earlier this year when the company requested a rate increase, according to City Finance Director Peggy Walker.
To most of us, a block of wood pretty much looks like a block of wood. To a woodcarver, however, it's a canvas.
Members of the Mustang Draw Woodcarver's Club will both display their works of art and teach you a thing or two about their craft when their annual Show and Sale begins Monday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
As part of the annual exhibition, club members will hold classes from Monday to Thursday on various forms of woodcarving, ranging from beginner's work to more advanced art.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAVID ANTHONY JUAREZ, 25, of 2502 Cheyenne, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to appear (five counts), driving while license invalid (two counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired registration, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, expired motor vehicle inspection, juvenile curfew violation, possession of alcohol by a minor and failure to use child safety seat.