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February 13th, 2012

2nd reading of 4B project on city agenda

February 13, 2012

The Big Spring City Council is poised to consider final reading of an ordinance calling for a special election be held in May to use economic development funds for a re-vamp of the city's water and wastewater facilities through a controversial 4B project that has drawn both fierce criticism and praise from members of the community.

Police beat

February 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• DELILAH RAE GONZALES, 21, of 1205 S. Johnson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• JACOB JACK GARCIA, 31, of 902 S. Birdwell Lane, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• MICHAEL ANTHONY OLIVARES, 25, of 302 W. Ninth St., was arrested Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated – second offense and driving while license suspended or invalid with a previous conviction.

Emblems of Webb set Saturday at air museum

February 13, 2012

Emblems of Webb, a patch workshop for children of all ages, will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at Hangar 25 Air Museum.
The hour-long workshop will focus on teaching children about some of the history of Webb Air Force Base, and will give them an opportunity to create their own special patch, according to Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger.
“I wanted to do something to reach out to the kids in the community,” Stockburger said. “Getting the community involved is important to us at the Hangar.”

February 11th

Johnny Ray Liedecke

February 11, 2012

Johnny Ray Liedecke, 55, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Scurry County, Texas.
His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Federico ‘Fred’ Salgado

February 11, 2012

Federico “Fred” Salgado, 62, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2012, at his niece’s residence. Vigil services and memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012,at Myers & Smith Chapel, with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating.
He was born Nov. 13, 1949, in Vealmoor, Texas, to Virginia and Cirilo Salgado. He has been a lifetime resident of Howard County. He married Alice Jimenez on June 26, 1971, in Midland, Texas. She preceded him in death Jan. 14, 2009. He was a self-employed carpet layer for more than 40 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Bill Raney

February 11, 2012

Bill Raney, 82, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Ken McIntosh, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating.

Kelvin Allen Branch

February 11, 2012

Kelvin Allen Branch, 48 of Big Spring, Texas, formerly of Paris, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in Midland, Texas.
Funeral services have been set for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Bill Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

EDC to meet on 4B project

February 11, 2012

Big Spring Economic Development Corporation board members will discuss the Type B project being proposed by the Big Spring City Council during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Board Room.
During the meeting there will be consideration, discussion and possible action concerning the Type B project proposed by Mayor Tommy Duncan, which would set some economic development funds aside for the repair and rehabilitation of the city of Big Spring’s water and wastewater treatment plants and repair and replacement of water distribution lines.

Book signing

February 11, 2012

Paul Pittman, local resident, stopped by Inspirations Flowers and Gifts Saturday morning during Kathleen Rigdon Highley’s book signing. Highley was featuring her newest book, “Coming Home” — her third novel —and also had copies of her previous two books, “106 Arrowhead Drive” and “In Search of Tranquility” on hand.

Barr,McLellan file for re-election

February 11, 2012

Start the list for the upcoming board of trustees election at Howard College.
As of Thursday afternoon, Maxwell Barr — seat holder of District 4 — and Larry McLellan — trustee for District 3 — have announced they will be seeking re-election.
Barr was appointed to his current seat in February 2009 in order to fill the position of long-time board member Don McKinney, who passed away. After his fill-in term, he was elected to the position in 2010.

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