November 7th, 2011
Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss a number of items, including first reading of a resolution involving the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation and first reading of a resolution to pay back wages and damages to current and former city employees, part of a lawsuit concerning errors in overtime calculations.
Among the items set for Tuesday's meeting is a resolution amending the way the city reviews and approves projects and fiscal expenditures from the Big Spring EDC.
Veterans Day at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home will be a day of honor for all residents.
At 2 p.m., Friday, a special Veterans Day service will honor all veteran residents at the home with certificates honoring their service. Each certificate will bear the insignia of the branch of U.S. Armed Forces in which each veteran served.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
âą SAM STEVENSON WALKER, 52, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 65, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
âą ASSAULT was reported in the 800 block of Scott Drive.
The Howard County Sheriffâs Office reported the following activity:
Note â Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 67 inmates at the time of this report.
âą ALFONSO BACA III, 29, was arrested Friday by the HCSO on a judgment/sentence for possession of marijuana â two ounces or less.
Early voting in this yearâs constitutional amendment election wrapped up Friday with vote tallies falling just shy of results from the previous amendment contest two years ago, according to Howard County election officials.
Approximately 275 ballots were cast â including mail-in ballots â according to County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, putting the election on track to come close to the 600-plus ballots cast in the 2009 contest.
Never forget âŠ
Veterans Day, also known as Remembrance Day, is Nov. 11 and Nora Hernandez is â for the fifth year â organizing a special service for those veterans buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery.
âEach year the service is different, but I do what I can so the families and the veterans know they are not forgotten.â
Howard County commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday to review proposals for the position of construction manager at-risk for the joint law enforcement project.
Commissioners are expected to review proposals from approximately five different companies, according to County Judge Mark Barr, as the court looks to move forward with the facility that will soon house both the County Sheriffâs Office and the Big Spring Police Department.
Antonio Guzman Gonzalez, 69, of Big Spring, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Carolyn Valine Walker, 65, of Plano, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in a Plano hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Darrell L. Trotter, 86, of Big Spring, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in a Big Spring hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Mary Elizabeth âMollyâ Hefner Walls went to her heavenly reward on Oct. 30, 2011 at home after a long battle with cancer.
She was born to Sam and Doreen Hefner on Sept. 21, 1946 in Big Spring. She attended Big Spring schools and graduated from BSHS in 1964.
She married Dan Walls on Sept. 17, 1965, in Dallas.
She is survived by her husband and five children, Brenda Campagna of Dallas, Pam Borio of Philadelphia, Pa., Steven Walls of Mesquite, Pam Walls of Mesquite and Mike Walls of Little Elm; and eight grandchildren.