Archive - 2013 - News Article
Each year since 1989, a group of former service men and women and their families have straddled their bikes in a ride from California to Washington, D.C. The purpose, as it has always been, is one of healing, accountability and honor.
The vast group of motorcyclists who participate in â€śRun for the Wallâ€ť will stop in Big Spring Saturday morning en route to the nation's capitol. The public is encouraged to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial before the riders move on. It is anticipated they will arrive between 9:45 a.m. and 10:25 a.m.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ PAUL RAY FLANNELL, 55, of 1106 W. Fourth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ TERESA DIANE PARK, 57, of 13360 Old Colorado City Highway, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 500 block of S. Goliad.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 800 block of W. FM 700.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
FORSAN â€” Construction projects approved by Forsan Independent School District voters Saturday should begin before the end of the year, school officials say.
By a margin of more than three to one Saturday, Forsan Independent School District voters approved a $23.8 million construction bond to finance a new elementary campus and extensive renovations elsewhere in the district.
FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said he always believed the bond was in the best interests of the district, but conceded he was surprised by the margin of victory at the polls.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees will consider selling the mineral rights to a small patch of district property when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
The property in question is a 5.5 acre tract of land near the BSISD bus barn on the 11th Place extension, said Debbie Green, district business manager.
Green said a firm has submitted a bid to purchase 50 percent of the mineral rights to the property. BSISD will retain all surface rights to the land, she added.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of 1302 Tucson, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ KEVIN WILLIAMS, 20, of 1002 Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ NICHOLES HERNANDEZ LIMON, 24, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
â€˘ LATONYA KAY CUBIT, 31, of 600 Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 123, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
The city's gain is Howard College's loss.
When Larry McLellan formally steps up as Big Spring mayor tonight, he also will step down as a trustee for the Howard County Junior College District.
The state secretary of state's office has ruled that the two offices are â€śincompatibleâ€ť and cannot be held at the same time. Therefore, when McLellan takes the mayoral oath of office today, he will, by matter of law, resign from his college trustee position.
Big Spring City Council convenes at 5:30 p.m. today to call for a run-off election June 8 to decide the fate of the District 5 council seat.
Candidate Raul Benavides garnered the most votes in Saturday's election â€” 187 â€” while opponents J.D. Smith had 143 and Clint Collins tallied 93).
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 13, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE HILARIO MARTINEZ, 26, of 1505 E. Cherokee, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ NOEL GARCIA III, 31, of 1011 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 26, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Monday for possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2 ounces in a drug free zone and evading arrest/detention.
â€˘ GORDON WESLEY TAYLOR, 54, of 4200 Center Point Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of speeding.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Putman of Galveston, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Putman, to Grant Spence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Spence of Jersey Village, Texas. Miss Putman is the granddaughter of Chesley and Sallie Wilson of Big Spring, Texas, and Mr. Hugh T. Putman, deceased, and Marilyn Bows of McKinney, Texas. Mr. Spence is the grandson of Alfred Spence and Betty Walther of Houston, Texas, and Robert Reid, deceased, and Shirley Reid Moon of Houston.
A Martin County grand jury handed down seven indictments during its Friday meeting.
Hardy Wilkerson, district attorney for the 118th District Court, presented the grand jury a number of cases. The jury true-billed more than a half-dozen, including:
â€˘ Dave L. Cape, 50, of Stanton (post office box only), intoxication assault with a vehicle (third-degree felony).
â€˘ Gavino Cortez Jr., 25, of 806 S. Houston in Lamesa, Texas, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).