October 20th, 2012
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.
J. W. â€śBillâ€ť McClendon, 88, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Craig Holstedt, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Emilee Ramsey Beckham, formerly of Big Spring, died Oct. 17, 2012, at age 95 in Claude, Texas.
She was born March 8, 1917, on a ranch near Westbrook, Texas to I.W. and Sarah Ann Ramsey. Her family owned and operated the I.W. Ramsey Cash Grocery in Westbrook. After starting elementary school one year early and skipping one grade, Mrs. Beckham graduated from Westbrook High School at age 16 and moved to Abilene to join her older sister, Burnice Ramsey, as a student at McMurry College.
Jeneane Perry, 75, of the Lomax Community, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at her residence. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
The case for keeping Big Spring's Economic Development Corp. a Type 4A operation will be made during a forum at the Hall Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Carlton Schwab, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Council, will speak on the importance and future of economic development in the state during the forum.
On Nov. 6, local voters will be asked to decide whether to change EDC's mandate from Type A, which finances only economic development projects, to Type B, which will also help fund community improvement projects.
With oil production booming in the Permian Basin region, the influx of workers has created a housing shortage in Big Spring and surrounding areas.
One local company, Big A Properties, has found a creative way to ease the burden.
Shipping crates â€” just like the ones you see on giant cargo ships and on the backs of 18-wheel trucks on the highway â€” are being converted into living quarters in nearby San Angelo to be rented or sold here in Big
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAMIE RAE NELSON, 36, of 1909 Monticello, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired registration (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).
â€˘ LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, of 1501 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on charges of assault â€“ family violence and criminal mischief â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
George Donald Tays left his loving family on Oct. 18, 2012, after a six-month illness.
He was born in Roswell, N.M. on June 23, 1930 to William Samuel and Addie Pearl Sheldon Tays. George graduated from high school in Roswell, attended New Mexico A&M and graduated from the University of Albuquerque (Cum Laude).
He enlisted in the Navy Oct. 27, 1948, (Navy Day) and retired in August 1971. He entered civil service in 1976 as a social security claims representative and retired from SSA in June 1992.