May 16th, 2012
While the focus of Tuesday nightâ€™s public meeting hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation was to introduce improvements to the coming U.S. Highway 87 relief route, that didnâ€™t stop local residents from showing their concern for the possible economic impact the route could have on Big Spring.
According to Blair Haynie, director of transportation planning and development for TxDOT, the public meeting was necessary because changes were made to the future roadwayâ€™s design.
Contributions to the community donâ€™t go ignored.
Friday at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Keith Graumann will be recognized for his contribution to the community at the Good Scout Award Dinner. Following the reception, dinner will be served and the program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Big Spring Country Club.
â€śA committee looks at several different people who have made contributions to the community and this year they selected Dr. Graumann,â€ť Brian Sweeney, district executive of Big Spring Boy Scouts of America, said. â€śHe has gone over the top the whole time he has been in the community.â€ť
Reorganization of the board is among the business set before Coahoma Independent School District trustees Thursday.
The board convenes at 7 p.m. in the faculty dining room at Coahoma Elementary School.
Early on, trustees will canvass last Saturdayâ€™s board election, which unofficially witnessed incumbents Brian Moore, Jody Reid and Alan Wright retain their seats, despite a chose challenge from Leslie Tindol, Gerald King and Paul Lewis.
Howard County commissioners met Monday morning to discuss a number of issues, but the state of county roadways â€” and the desperate need for their maintenance â€” took center stage.
Commissioners approved a resolution calling for the state of Texas to step in and assist counties with the high cost of road maintenance associated with the boom in the oilfield.
Most Crossroads area residents born before the 1970s remember something about the Vietnam War.
Some of them fought. Others nursed the wounded â€” and there were a lot of wounded.
Some lost fathers, sons or brothers. For some, whose friends or family members went Missing in Action or became Prisoners of War, there has been no resolution. Some, who returned home only to be shunned by their fellow countrymen, were left with an emptiness too vast to fill.
Roy A. Collins, 88, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Eddie C. De Leon Sr., 80, of Big Spring, died Friday, May 11, 2012, in a San Angelo hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2012, in the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Freda Grace York Greenfield, 86, of Belton, formerly of Coahoma, died May 12, 2012. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Eddy Pitchford, minister of the Coahoma Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow at the Coahoma Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the funeral home.
Those who feel passionate about the Port-to-Plains truck reliever route around Big Spring should attend a public meeting here Tuesday.
The Texas Department of Transportation will hold the hearing at the Dora Roberts Community Center. Those attending will be able to view exhibits as early as 5 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will get underway at 6:30 p.m.
The Big Spring Police Department is investigating an altercation at the Big Spring Mall Sunday evening that claimed the life of a 22-year-old local man.
Noe Sanchez, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene by Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, according to law enforcement officials, after being struck by a vehicle.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD, said officers were dispatched to the Big Spring Mall parking lot â€” near the Family Dollar entrance â€” at approximately 6:40 p.m. in reference to a report of shots fired.