June 19th, 2012
Motorists traveling along Birdwell Lane this week are being asked to use caution and have some patience, as one of the southbound lanes of the thoroughfare from Sunset to 11th Place will be closed for repairs.
According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, the street repairs are part of the city of Big Spring's recent waterline replacement project that began on Third and Fourth streets and recently made its way out to Birdwell Lane.
The runoff election to select a new Big Spring Independent School District trustee is attracting next to no attention from voters so far.
With early voting for Saturday's runoff ending today, only 10 ballots have been cast in the runoff, which will select the school district's District 2 trustee.
Incumbent Maria Padilla, seeking a fourth term on the board, is facing challenger Pat DeAnda in the election.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ CARLETTA MICHELLE MCKINNEY, 43, of 4102 Muir St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter.
â€¢ JARRETT THEODRIC EVANS, 26, of 1313 Kindle, was arrested Monday on a charge of urinating in a public place.
â€¢ SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
Father Barry McLean passed away suddenly in San Angelo on June 17, 2012, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in San Angelo where he was concelebrating at the Marriage Jubilee Mass with Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI.
James "Buddy" Anderson, 67, of Coahoma died Monday, June 18, 2012, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Coahoma Cemetery with Eddy Pitchford officiating.
The family will receive friends following the services at the Coahoma Church of Christ.
He was born March 26, 1945, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Cynthia Clevenger on July 18, 1970, in Baton Rouge, La.
Frances Thomason, 87, of Big Spring died Monday, June 18, 2012, at her nieceâ€™s residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with Rick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Mangum, Okla.
Services are pending for Father Barry McLean, 51, of Big Spring, who died Sunday in San Angelo.
James "Buddy" Anderson, 67, of Coahoma died Monday, June 18, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Santiago Rodriguez, 82, of Snyder, formerly of Gail died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Snyder Oaks Care Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gail Cemetery.
He was born May 1, 1930, to Rebecca and Manuel Rodriguez in Mexico. He married Rita Acosta in Mexico. He had been a resident of the Gail Community for about 20 years. He was a farm hand and a Catholic.