March 8th, 2011
A Big Spring man remains in critical condition in a Lubbock hospital after suffering cuts to the upper part of his body Sunday night.
Fifty-four-year-old Joe Rios Jr. was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock following an altercation in the 2300 block of Warren.
Big Spring police officers were called to 2307 Warren at approximately 9:25 p.m. Sunday where they found Rios standing by his vehicle in the street.
Representatives of the Big Spring Concerned Citizens Council submitted a petition to city officials Monday in an effort to force a city-wide vote on proposed term limits for members of the city council.
Steve Campbell, spokesman for the CCC, turned the petition over to City Finance Director Peggy Walker Monday afternoon.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ FRANK FIERRO JR., 63, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ MICHAEL WAYNE GOMEZ JR., 17, of 2703 Carol, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ NATIVIDAD ZAMORA CEBALLOS, 32, of 2617 Fairchild, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
Thomas (Tommy) Weaver, 85, of Big Spring went to his final home in heaven Friday, March 4, 2011. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene with the Rev. Craig Wascom, of First Assembly of God Church, officiating.
Stormee Kay Nix, 31, of Big Spring died March 5, 2011, from a car accident. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Alan Wallace, pastor of Peoples Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, Lubbock, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Ms. Opal Evelyn Mealer, 90, of Big Spring passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. R.T. Havener, retired Assembly of God minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Maurice "Mo" Bennett, 70, of Big Spring died Monday March 7, 2011, in Midland. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is gearing up to train more volunteers. Training for the Howard County area will begin April 11 and continue through April 21.
âIdeally, we would like to bring on at least 10 new Howard County volunteers,â Robin Reece, volunteer coordinator, said.
Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council features a rather routine agenda, as the government panel looks to give final approval to a resolution supporting House Joint Resolution 56, a bill currently being considered by the Texas Legislature that would outlaw certain mandates in the Lone Star State.
During its Feb. 22 meeting, the council approved first reading of the resolution, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and underâfunded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ DANIEL MONTEZ VIERA SR., 23, of 1907 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ JUAN ARNULFO CARDONA, 25, of 109 Algerita, was arrested Saturday on charges of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, driving while intoxicated â open container, no driver's license â when unlicensed and failure to appear (three counts).
â¢ AMANDA RENEE MCGREGOR, 22, of Lamesa, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.