October 24th, 2012
The Big Spring City Council gave the go ahead Tuesday night to contract with engineering firm Parkhill, Smith & Cooper to develop plans for an expansion of the building currently housing Western Container, estimated at 1,500 to 2,000 square feet.
The council approved the contract with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper for engineering and architectural services for the expansion on a unanimous vote.
According to City Attorney Linda Sjogren, the expansion will benefit both Western Container and the city of Big Spring.
If Big Spring wants to remain a player in the economic development arena, it needs to keep its Economic Development Corp. under the current Type A set-up.
That was the message delivered by Carlton Schwab, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Council, during a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at the Hall Center for the Arts.
Monta Lee Beights passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Midland, Texas. She was born in Waco, Texas, to Monta and Tom Glenn. She graduated from Marlin High School and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She married V. Rex Beights Nov. 29, 1956 in Vernon, Texas.
Jeneane Perry, 75, of the Lomax Community, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton with the Rev. Curtis Cadenhead and the Rev. Monte Kreis officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Gilbreath Funeral Home.
She was born March 4, 1937, in Haskell County, Texas, to Buck and Helen Turnbow and married Gene Perry Aug. 30, 1953 in Weinert, Texas.
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.