May 22nd, 2012
Gene Laroy Leonard, 65, of Big Spring died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his residence. Private family services will be held at a later date.
He was born Dec. 3, 1946, in Tucumcari, N.M. He owned and operated SteepleJacks for 15 years and then was a crane operator for Cathey Construction. He retired in 2009 due to ill health. He lived in Howard County for most of his life.
Jack H. Jones Jr., 53, of Big Spring died Monday, May 21, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. David Dawson and the Rev. Donita Lea officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 19, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Kenda Born on Feb. 2, 1979, in Big Spring, Texas.
Area residents will have the opportunity to sound off to their congressional representative Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Lubbock) will participate in a variety of activities Wednesday, capped by a town hall meeting set for 2:30 p.m. at Howard Collegeâ€™s Hall Center for the Arts.
The meeting will follow the structure of past events Neugebauer has hosted â€” the congressman will give a brief legislative update, then open the floor for questions from the public.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHASITI CODI MCDANIEL, 27, of 1426 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the area of Moore School Road.
Near the intersection of County Rd. 48 and FM 2230.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 4200 block of Hamilton.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Howard County commissioners moved one step closer to hiring a new road and bridge administrator during a special meeting Monday morning, as the court looks to fill the position, which has been open since late March.
Commissioners met Monday in executive session to discuss two candidates, both of which County Judge Mark Barr described as extremely well qualified.
Goodbyes and hellos will figuratively highlight this monthâ€™s Howard College trusteesâ€™ meeting.
Trustees are expected to accept the resignation of Provost Javier Flores and greet his replacement when they meet in the Tumbleweed Room at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
West Texas residents got a celestial treat late Sunday evening as an annular solar eclipse created a ring of fire in the sky that could be seen all over the Panhandle Region.
According to scientists, the next annular solar eclipse visible in the United States wonâ€™t be seen until 2023.
Hundreds of Crossroads residents lined the mountainside street at the Big Spring State Parkâ€™s Scenic Mountain to watch the eclipse. Many called the spectacle a â€śonce in a lifetime event,â€ť spending time with loved ones.
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