November 20th, 2012
With Black Friday just days away, many Crossroads residents are gearing up for a day of shopping with friends and family. However, law abiding citizens won't be the only ones looking to check off names on their Christmas lists; law enforcement officials say it will likely be a busy day for criminals.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said thieves will be out and about Friday â€” as well as the rest of the holiday season â€” just waiting to fill their stockings with ill-gotten gains.
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity Monday (71 prisoners were reported at the county jail):
â€˘ BENNIE ANDRESS ROBINSON, 43, was jailed on a sentence for possession of marijuana.
â€˘ TRINITY RENEE TERRAZAS, 20, was jailed on a charge of issuance of a bad check.
â€˘ JAIME CRUZ, 45, was jailed on capias warrants charging expired driver's license, hindering an officer, disregarding a stop sign and violating promise to appear.
â€˘ ADELA PEREZ DEANDA, 44, was jailed on a charge of expired registration.
Inez Howell, 94, of Big Spring, passed away Nov. 19, 2012, at Park View Nursing Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home in Colorado City with burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery.
Oscar â€śOzzyâ€ť Cruz, 50, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Cleo Carlile, 75, of Hilo, Hawaii and Big Spring, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Hilo, Hawaii. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
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.