May 15th, 2012
Howard County commissioners met Monday morning to discuss a number of issues, but the state of county roadways â€” and the desperate need for their maintenance â€” took center stage.
Commissioners approved a resolution calling for the state of Texas to step in and assist counties with the high cost of road maintenance associated with the boom in the oilfield.
Most Crossroads area residents born before the 1970s remember something about the Vietnam War.
Some of them fought. Others nursed the wounded â€” and there were a lot of wounded.
Some lost fathers, sons or brothers. For some, whose friends or family members went Missing in Action or became Prisoners of War, there has been no resolution. Some, who returned home only to be shunned by their fellow countrymen, were left with an emptiness too vast to fill.
Roy A. Collins, 88, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Eddie C. De Leon Sr., 80, of Big Spring, died Friday, May 11, 2012, in a San Angelo hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2012, in the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Freda Grace York Greenfield, 86, of Belton, formerly of Coahoma, died May 12, 2012. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Eddy Pitchford, minister of the Coahoma Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow at the Coahoma Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the funeral home.
Those who feel passionate about the Port-to-Plains truck reliever route around Big Spring should attend a public meeting here Tuesday.
The Texas Department of Transportation will hold the hearing at the Dora Roberts Community Center. Those attending will be able to view exhibits as early as 5 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will get underway at 6:30 p.m.
The Big Spring Police Department is investigating an altercation at the Big Spring Mall Sunday evening that claimed the life of a 22-year-old local man.
Noe Sanchez, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene by Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, according to law enforcement officials, after being struck by a vehicle.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD, said officers were dispatched to the Big Spring Mall parking lot â€” near the Family Dollar entrance â€” at approximately 6:40 p.m. in reference to a report of shots fired.
The city of Big Spring will be able to move forward with its proposed $13 million overhaul of the municipality's water and wastewater facilities utilizing economic development funding. Voters overwhelmingly approved the measure during Saturday's citywide election.
The measure passed with 1,182 ballots in favor, making up a whopping 71.51 percent of the vote, with 471 casting their ballot against the proposition, accounting for 28.49 percent of the tally.
Final results in this year's Big Spring municipal election: Proposed 4B Water/Wastewater Project -- 72 percent in favor, 28 percent against ... City Council District 4 race -- Bobby McDonald 51 percent, Loretta Farquhar 49 percent.
Final results for the Big Spring ISD school board trustee Place 2 Race -- Maria V. Padilla, 39 percent ; Pat Deanda, 37 percent; Edwin O. Ware 24 percent. According to school district officials, a run off election between Padilla and Deanda will be scheduled in in the coming weeks.
Area election officials won't have much time to breath following this weekend's municipal elections, as early voting in this year's political party primaries is set to begin Monday morning at 8 a.m.
The primaries â€” normally conducted in March, but held up this year due to federal lawsuits pertaining to the statewide redistricting process â€” have been pushed back several times until officials finally settled on May 29.