June 12th, 2012
Any worries the Big Spring Aquatics Center would lose its allure to area water-seekers after its opening year can be safely placed to rest, as the facility continues to draw capacity-level crowds with the beginning of its second season.
The aquatic center â€” which opened last summer to fill the void left when the municipal swimming pool was shut down because it failed to meet state and federal regulations â€” has opened its 2012 season to much fanfare, according to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAVID REY GONZALES JR., 24, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 112, was arrested Monday on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.
â€˘ ROBERTO DUTCHOVER PEREZ, 49, of 1511 S. Runnels, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LATONYA KEYUNNA CUBIT, 31, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.
Mina McCullough, 85, of Big Spring died Monday, June 11, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 26, 1926, in Sweetwater, Texas, to Frances and Fred Penton. She grew up in Sweetwater and graduated from Sweetwater High School. She came to Big Spring in 1944. She worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center until retiring. She was a Baptist.
Pat Barron, 83, of Round Rock, formerly of Forsan died Monday, June 11, 2012, in a Round Rock nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Recent rainfall in and around the Crossroads area â€” along with increased water conservation efforts â€” has likely added another two to three months to the dangerously short lifespan of the local water district's lone surviving reservoir, according to officials.
According to John Grant, Colorado River Municipal Water District general manager, the recent rainfall has done little to improve low reservoir levels at Lake Thomas and Lake Spence, but Lake Ivie saw a considerable gain from Mother Nature's gift.
Music, fun, food â€” and pigs.
Funtastic Fourth organizers are promising a little bit of everything when the annual event returns later this month and they apparently are making good on their vow.
The Downtown Revitalization Association Presents the 10th Annual Alon USA/Alon Brands Funtastic Fourth will be held from 10 a.m. until midnight Saturday, June 30 in Big Spring's downtown area, and events include live music, give-aways, food, and, as a new twist, pig races.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALEXANDER QUINTANA, 31, of 1505 Robin St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DERRIC LOUIS KAPCHINSKI, 25, of Vernon, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of racing on highway.
â€˘ JAMES LESLIE INGRAM, 44, of 704 Highland, was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ MARIA VERONICA RODRIGUEZ, 31, of 3010 Cherokee, was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired registration (two counts).
Dimas Young, 70, of Big Spring died Friday, June 8, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born March 26, 1942, at Uvalde, Texas, to Juanita and Bonifacio Gonzalez. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. She was a lifetime resident of Uvalde until moving to Big Spring six months ago.
Annette â€śAnitaâ€ť Hilario, 54, of Big Spring, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Martin County Hospital in Stanton. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Early voting for the June 23 Big Spring Independent School District run-off election begins Monday, officials said.
BSISD District 2 incumbent Maria Padilla, seeking her fourth term on the school board, will face challenger Pat DeAnda in the run-off. In the May 12 municipal election, Padilla received slightly more than 39 percent of the vote total, compared to Deanda receiving 37 percent.
Because neither candidate claimed a majority, a run-off was ordered.
Only those voters residing in BSISD District 2 will be eligible to cast ballots.