November 26th, 2012
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JARVIS LAMAR ALEXANDER, 31, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Sunday on five warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ RILEY ERIK WOOD, 20, of 605 Highland, was arrested Sunday on a charge of evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction.
â€˘ TERELL JACOBY DEMERSON, 19, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. (apartment number not provided), was arrested Sunday on warrants for consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
Law enforcement officials say there are no outward indications what caused the death of a 39-year-old Big Spring man whose body was discovered in a field Friday afternoon in the southwest part of the city.
Daniel Gene Moses, 39, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at the scene by Howard County Justice of the Peace Bennie Green shortly after the call was received by law enforcement.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, the body was discovered and reported to police at approximately 4:15 p.m.
Officials with the Big Spring Fire Department are knocking on wood, and with good reason.
The seasonal upswing in the number of house fires the city of Big Spring and outlying areas normally see thanks to the holiday and colder weather has yet to arrive, according to Fire Marshal Carl Condray, but the good luck doesn't usually last.
Daniel Gene Moses, 39, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Boyd Don Batla, 28, of San Antonio, formerly of Garden City died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Big Spring. Interment will follow at Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the funeral home.
Survivors include his parents, Garry and Darla Batla of Garden City; two sisters, Misti White and husband Delvin and Kyendra Batla.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Wanda Jean Roman Owen, 77, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls with the Rev. Max Copeland officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, Texas. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Grinches, Scrooges and other assorted humbug sorts will be advised to stay away from Big Spring next weekend.
The Christmas season arrives with a purpose this coming weekend, with parades, lighting displays, concerts and several other activities filling the schedule.
of the Lights
The first of the holiday events will be Friday evening, when the local VA Medical Center hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.
With temperatures soon to dip below freezing, Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said local residents can protect their property â€” and more to the point, their water lines â€” by taking precautions.
â€śThat means leaving your hot and cold water dripping just enough to keep the pipes from freezing, as well as insulating any exterior pipes or fixtures,â€ť said Darden.
Howard County commissioners are to meet Monday morning to deal with a rather routine agenda.
Commissioners are to meet with County Auditor Jackie Olson to discuss invoices, purchase requests and proposed budget amendments. Olson will present the court with consideration of copier leases.
County Treasurer Teresa Thomas is to present personnel considerations, while Road and Bridge Administrator Brian Klinksiek will deliver an update on county road maintenance and pipeline crossings.
Karl Allen Brunson, 57, formerly of Big Spring passed away on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 23, 1955, in Big Spring, Texas, and graduated from Big Spring High School. He lived in Big Spring and spent most of his life working and managing Cactus Paint. He will be remembered most as a scholar, a creative chef, a lover of music, a faithful husband and father and follower of Yawweh.