May 23rd, 2013
The aquatic center so fervently embraced by Russ McEwen has officially been named in honor of the former Big Spring mayor and city councilman, who passed away in October 2012.
Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center was formally dedicated during brief ceremonies Wednesday morning at the facility, which opened last year in Comanche Trail Park.
Early voting has been set in the June 8 runoff election to decide whether Raul Benavides or J.D. Smith will take over the District 5 seat on the Big Spring City Council.
Early voting will begin Tuesday and end a week later with all balloting to take place at the Howard County Courthouse Elections Office. Voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. next Tuesday and on Tuesday, June 4. All other days, hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On election day, voting will be held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum East Room from7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. XXXXXX and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LUPE MENDOZA CHAVARRIA, 59, of 605 S. Abrams, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to appear (three counts), disregarding a stop sign, parked with wheels more than 18 inches from curb and driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ RUDOLPH LEO GUTIERREZ III, 21, of 2613 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
GRAND PRAIRIE â€” L. Wayne â€śBusâ€ť Renshaw, 85, formerly of Big Spring passed away May 20, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Aurora Cemetery in Aurora, Texas, with the Rev. Calvary Callender officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home, prior to the service.
Pallbearers include David VanMeter, Arch VanMeter, Howard Callender and Greg Blackmore.
Dorothy Helen Stanley, 87, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in a Midland nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Ken McMeans officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born May 2, 1926, in Big Spring, Texas, and married John R. Stanley on May 11, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death April 5, 1996.
Mathew Ryan Hernandez, infant son of Marie and Manuel Hernandez of big Spring, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Covenant Women's and Children's Hospital in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Myers and Smith Chapel with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
In addition to his parents, Mathew is survived by his twin brother, Manuel Rudy Hernandez Jr.; his grandparents, Olga and Cruz Sanchez and Viola and Richard Villa, all of Big Spring; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wanda Dolores Wickline, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in a Lubbock hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
A Dallas man is in custody facing serious charges after law enforcement officials say he attempted to car-jack a vehicle at the Murphy USA gas station in the Walmart SuperCenter parking lot Tuesday morning.
Byron Shedd, 29, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest near the local gas station â€” located in the 200 block of W. Marcy â€” and booked into the Howard County Detention Center.
ACKERLY â€” Jennifer Renee Franco and Preston Zant will lead the Sands High School Class of 2013 when it holds graduation exercises Friday.
Franco, the daughter of Patricia Franco and the late Sonny Franco, is class valedictorian with a grade point average of 94.92. She is a member of the National Honor Society and student council and was a regional qualifier in UIL academics this year.
In athletics, she was active in basketball, track and cross-country.
She plans to attend Midland College in the fall and study diagnostic medical sonography.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 21, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 26, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ BYRON DELOREAN SHEDD, 30, of 1319 Harding was arrested Tuesday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest/detention and aggravated robbery.
â€˘ BRANDON JOE ROBINSON, 27, of 1317 Elm St., was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from another agency.