November 19th, 2012
Herald photo / Thomas Jenkins
Johnny Womack, environmental services and assistant director of public works with the city of Big Spring, sorts through items collected through the annual e-waste recycling program. Womack said the items collected will be recycled, preventing unwanted â€” and sometimes hazardous â€” items from being dumped in the municipal landfill.
The Big Spring City Council voted unanimously to rename the Big Spring Aquatic Center the Russ McEwen Aquatic Center in honor of the former mayor during a special meeting held Saturday afternoon.
The motion to rename the facility was made by District 4 Councilman Bobby McDonald.
Former mayor McEwen, who passed away at his home Oct. 21, heavily supported the aquatic center project, which was opened to the public last summer.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JERRY MITCHELL MARCON, 20, of Snyder, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
â€˘ NICKOLAS VANCE JONES, 20, of 304 Circle, was arrested Sunday on four warrants from other agencies and a warrant for speeding in a school zone.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 800 block of W. Interstate Highway 20.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 800 block of W. FM 700.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1000 block of N. Runnels.
Oscar â€śOzzyâ€ť Cruz, 50, of Big Spring died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Michael Lee Shockley, 72, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Courtney Ballard, pastor of Cowboy Church, officiating.
Michael L. Shockley, 72, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Iva "Christene" Fewell Horn, 88, a 70-year resident of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Carl Condray officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Joe T. Gamble, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collum, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Colorado City Cemetery.
Jack Neal Gray was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Taylor, Texas. He joined his heavenly Father on Nov. 15, 2012, at the age of 91.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Bearfield Gray and by his parents, John Thomas and Amber Pearl Lord Gray. He was also preceded in death by siblings J.T. Gray and wife Rosa Neal, Linnie Gray Solomon and husband William, Myrtle Gray Grubbs and husband Luna, Irene Gray Hodges, Dorothy Gray Reno Russell and husband Bill and Clarence, who died as a child.
Claudine Samuel Winans Dillard, 94, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with the Rev. Pat Ray, pastor of Prairie View Baptist Church, officiating.