November 9th, 2011
The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of a resolution Tuesday evening, streamlining the way the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation will deliver its quarterly reports to the governing body.
Under the existing requirements, the Big Spring EDC Board of Directors are required to meet with the city council during their quarterly meetings, according to EDC Director Terry Wegman.
The U.S. Department of Laborâ€™s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Big Spring-based Robinson Drilling for eight serious, four repeat and 11 other-than-serious safety and health violations following the June 11 death of two workers at the companyâ€™s work site near Lamesa.
Hangar 25 Air Museum will remember and honor those who served their country at an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and revealing a new exhibit â€” Hangar History: A Flight Through Time.
â€śThis is going to be an opportunity to do something fun and honor veterans at the same time,â€ť Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator, said.
The event is open to the entire community.
â€śToo often, Veterans Day is overlooked and this is a time to recognize the military history of the community,â€ť Stockburger said.
By THOMAS JENKINS
Less than 5 percent of Howard County registered voters turned out to cast their ballot in this yearâ€™s constitutional amendment election, with polls closing at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Howard County saw a total of 654 ballots cast â€” 272 during early voting, 28 mail-in ballots and 354 cast Tuesday â€” accounting for just 4 percent of the registered voters, according to official election reports.
Among the proposed amendments, Proposition 1 drew the most attention in the Crossroads area, which is heavily populated by military veterans.
Iris McGlothlin, 89, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Joyce Harris, 82, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Emma Gene Chandler, 84, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Cynthia Middleton, 68, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Ventura Martinez, 65, of Knott died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.