August 27th, 2012
Guadalupe Gonzales, 86, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
John Floyd Griffin, 90, of Stanton went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Stanton with the Rev. David Harp officiating. Private interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at the funeral home.
Lucy Belle Hoover, 88, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at the Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating.
Lucy was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Forrest, N.M. She moved to Pennsylvania in the late 1930s and worked for Jackson China. She moved to Big Spring in 1941 and began working for the Big Spring Bombadier School as a secretary. Soon after, she married Jay Hoover on Sept. 3, 1943, and became a homemaker with the Settles Hotel being their first home.
A new home, but the same important mission.
Since June, the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans â€” Chapter 47 â€” has been meeting in a new building. The facility, once the Haven House, is located at 2204 Runnels.
â€śI was approached in February and asked if I knew of a use for the building that could benefit veterans,â€ť Mike Tarpley, Chapter 47 DAV senior vice commander, said. â€śI told them I had an idea.â€ť
The previous meeting location, 610 Abrams, was at the point of falling apart. Tarpley joked, â€śif the termites ever quit holding hands the building would fall over.
Local law enforcement is investigating a report of vandalism and theft at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial believed to have occurred sometime between Friday night and Sunday morning.
Damage was reported in two areas of the memorial, including the helicopter display. According to law enforcement officials, items were also taken from the display, including a World War II web belt and canteen which were on display in the Fallen Soldier Memorial case.
A Big Spring man convicted in 2010 of taking part in a home invasion had his case affirmed by the 11th District Court of Appeals this week.
Clifford Leon Anglin, 27, was found guilty of charges â€” including aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony â€” stemming from the June 5 home invasion of a family in the 600 block of State Street following a trial in 118th District Court in September 2011. Anglin was sentenced to 60 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JESSE HILARIO FIERRO JR., 42, of 1802 State, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ BENJAMIN EDWARD MOORE II, 32, of 1209 Pickens, was arrested Sunday on warrants for driving while license invalid, criminal trespass of a habitation or shelter and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â€˘ OLIVIA ALICIA CASTILLO, 18, of San Antonio, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
Howard County commissioners will consider rescinding the current burn ban when they meet Monday morning, a move county officials say has been made possible by recent rainfall in and around the Crossroads area.
The commissioners court gave the go-ahead for the current burn ban during its July 30 meeting at the request of Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan. Each ban stays in effect for 90 days unless rescinded by the court.
Howard College officials are more than ready to get this budget business behind them for another year.
After a summer dealing with uncertainty and shortfalls, trustees are expected to approve the college's budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
Trustees will likely OK a tax rate of roughly 18 cents per $100 valuation, which is 6 cents below the previous year's rate but will still bring in more local tax revenue in 2012-2013.