October 22nd, 2012
Robert Russell McEwen III, 63, died Oct. 21, 2012, in Big Spring, Texas, at the home he shared with Laura, his wife of 43 years. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring, and a public viewing will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
By BILL McCLELLAN
Gunfire erupted Sunday morning in what appears to be two unrelated altercations that sent a couple of people to an area hospital.
The two were among three people injured in a drive by shooting about 2 a.m. in the 1400 block of Mesa.
Ines Jesus Gonzales, 25, of Big Spring suffered a bullet wound to his right forearm and was airlifted to Lubbock. David Garza Jr., 27, of Big Spring suffered a bullet wound to his left lower leg and another to his buttocks. He was also airlifted to a Lubbock hospital.
Russ McEwen, longtime businessman and former councilman and mayor, died Sunday at his home. He was 63 years old.
A lifelong resident and Big Spring High School graduate, McEwen for-med the Russ McEwen Agency in 1975. He ser-ved as a city councilman from 1981 until 1988 and as mayor from 2000 until 2010. Under his leadership, the community expanded the youth sports complex on Interstate 20, made numerous downtown renovations and built the water park in Comanche Trail Park.
By THOMAS JENKINS
The Big Spring City Council will have a number of routine items before it when it meets Tuesday evening, including final approval of a franchise agreement with Atmos Energy Corporation.
The council approved first reading of the agreement during its Oct. 9 meeting on a unanimous vote.
The agreement â€” which expires at the end of October â€” is for 10 years and will net the city $170,000 annually, according to City Finance Director Peggy Walker.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GARRETT WAYNE ROBBINS, 18, of 138 Jonesboro, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ EDDIE JAY WHITE, 20, of 1501 W. Cherokee, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for disregarding a stop sign.
â€˘ CLAUDIA C. LUJAN-RECIO, 21, of 1005 S. Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ANTONIO GARCIA JR., 24, of 1208 Wood, was arrested Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated, in park after hours and failure to appear.
SNYDER â€” After scoring a touchdown on its opening possession â€” a 31-yard run from sophomore quarterback Tobyn Tannehill â€” it appeared Big Spring was eager to redeem last week's District 4-3A opening loss against a Abilene Wylie with a convincing victory over the Snyder Tigers on the road.
Instead, costly Steer turnovers and a handful of momentum-changing plays resulted in Big Spring coming away with their second loss of the season and a 0-2 conference record as Snyder outlasted the Steers 31-21.
SONORA â€” It's been a long time coming, but Coahoma Head Coach Trey Gardner and his squad of Bulldogs finally pulled off a win â€” their first since the second week of the season â€” and it couldn't have come at a better time.
The banged-up, but hard-fighting Bulldogs traveled to Sonora and came home with a 27-21 victory over the powerful Broncos to even their district record to 1-1 and hopefully boosting the confidence of a team that has been embroiled with injuries since the season began.
Ready ... set ... vote!
Crossroads residents will get the chance to have their democratic voices heard in a number of local, state and national elections, as early voting gets under way Monday morning in the Howard County Elections Administration Office.
Polls will be located in the elections office â€” located on the third floor of the county courthouse â€” and will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until early voting wraps up Friday, Nov. 2.
GARDEN CITY â€” There's an unwelcome newcomer to this Glasscock County community, and many residents are doing their best to get rid of the visitor.
One attraction Garden City residents have always taken pride in is the community's appearance. In recent years, however, people have noticed an appreciable uptick in the amount of trash accumulating in the area.
â€śWe'd never had this problem before,â€ť said County Judge Kim Halfmann. â€śSo, we set out to do something about it.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ GILBERT BUSTAMANTE GONZALES, 23, of 607 W. Ninth St., was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ LUIS MIGUEL LOPEZ, 29, of 907 Bell, was arrested Friday on warrants for driving while license invalid, failure to appear and harassment.
â€˘ AMBER RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 820 Timothy, was arrested Friday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to yield the right-of-way at an intersection.