October 26th, 2011
Filomeno T. "F.T." Franco Jr., 68, of Big Spring died Monday, October 24, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 24, 1943, in Marfa, Texas, and owned and operated Franco Concrete for 40 years, until becoming ill about 10 years ago.
However brief the cool breezes provided by autumn in the Crossroads area may be, local fire officials are urging residents to choose activities that don't involve open flames, part of an effort to avoid wildfires during the post-summer season.
Howard County commissioners voted unanimously to disapprove the exemption of “goods in transit” from local taxation during Monday's meeting, following a swift — and quiet — public hearing on the matter.
Following a public hearing that drew no comments from area residents, commissioner gave the go-ahead to nix the exemption, a move County Judge Mark Barr said will have very little effect on tax revenue in the Crossroads area.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ CRAIGN ANTHONY SHIPMAN, 55, of 4200 Parkway, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid â€“ DWI related.
â€¢ HENRY TREVINO FRANCO JR., 20, of 507 N.W. 10th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€¢ CRYSTAL CLEAR LEE, 28, of 1607 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on charges of criminal mischief â€“ more than $50 and less than $500 and assault causing bodily injury.
Ben Dominguez, 49, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will follow the vigil at 11 a.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park.
Filomeno Franco Jr., 68, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
June Reid, 94, of Stanton died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Area residents are being asked to clean out their medicine cabinets, as the Big Spring Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration and local department store Wal-Mart are teaming up to keep unwanted prescription drugs off the streets.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, area residents will have the chance to hand over their unwanted drugs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the local Wal-Mart, located at 201 W. FM 700.
The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday evening to discuss a number of items, including whether to approve a tax exemption for goods in transit.
The agenda item — which will be heard slightly more than 24 hours after Howard County commissioners are expected to vote down the same exemption — will include a public hearing on the matter, according to city officials, as well as first reading of the exemption.