June 12th, 2012
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.
Howard County commissioners are expected to discuss and possibly take action on a new notification system that could have Crossroads residents looking to their cell and smart phones for more than just 911 in times of emergencies.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, emergency notification systems utilizing both voice and text messages have become very popular with other Texas counties when it comes to reaching residents in times of crisis.
FORSAN â€” Like just about everyone else, Forsan Independent School District officials are having to deal with increased insurance costs.
When FISD trustees hold their monthly meeting at 7 a.m. Monday in the administration wing board room, their main bit of business will be in deciding whether to absorb the latest increase in employee health insurance costs, or pass some of that hike on to staff.
Superintendent Randy Johnson said the increase in Level I (the most basic) health insurance coverage will be about $14,000.