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Archive - May 2011

May 11th

Candidates say they were unaware

May 11, 2011

Both city council candidates who allegedly took illegal campaign contributions said Tuesday they did so without knowing they were breaking the law.

Marcus Fernandez, a candidate for District 1 in Saturday's city elections, and James Glen Carrigan, who is running for the District 3 seat, said they became aware they had possibly taken illegal contributions when Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan came under fire last week for accepting campaign contributions from two local corporations, Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics.

Early voting went well, administrator says

May 11, 2011

As early voting in this year's municipal elections closed Tuesday, election official say more than 700 local residents have already cast their ballot in a contest that will decide the fate of proposed term limits for Big Spring City Council members.

Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said the total number of early voting ballots collected is approximately 750, slightly higher than she had expected in the municipal contest.

Police Beat

May 11, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PEDRO SAUCEDO, 40, of Stanton, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to control speed and failure to appear.
• REBECCA RIVAS, 32, of 1505 Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, failure to appear and two warrants from another agency.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 73 inmates at the time of this report.

May 10th

Jon Hargrove

May 10, 2011

Jon Hargrove, 62, of Big Spring died Monday, May 9, 2011. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Kenneth Barton Howell

May 10, 2011

Kenneth Barton Howell, 76, of Big Spring died Monday, May 9, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Chenault

May 10, 2011

Mary Lou Chenault of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring, departed this life Monday, May 9, 2011, at the age of 84.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Combest Family Funeral Homes. Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

Please celebrate the life of Mary Lou by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Police Beat

May 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• DANIEL RAYMOND LUTZ, 37, of Sarasota, Fla., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KIMBERLY NICOLE RIOS, 24, of 1606 Bluebird, was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
• CHRISTOPHER RYAN COLEGROVE, 19, of 3209 Oasis Rd., was arrested Monday on warrants for theft, failure to appear and no safety belt.
• DANIEL MONTEZ VIERA SR., 23, of 1907 S. Main St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal mischief.

NMJC outlasts Howard College in Region V Tourney

May 10, 2011

LUBBOCK - Howard College was defeated 5-1 Monday by New Mexico Junior College in the Region V Baseball Tournament. The Hawks were to play Midland at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the double-elimination tournament being held at Dan Law Field in Lubbock.

Fire destroys buildings, 2,300 acres

May 10, 2011

Firefighters with the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department and Big Spring Fire Department spent much of Monday battling a blaze in the southeast portion of the county that destroyed at least 2,300 acres and several structures.

Firefighters responded to the Tubbs Addition — located approximately a mile south of Big Spring on U.S. Highway 87 — around 1 p.m. after a wildfire was reported in the area.

More corporate campaign contributions revealed

May 10, 2011

Two corporations which a year ago allegedly gave mayor candidate Tommy Duncan campaign contributions — a violation of the Election Code — have also made donations to two individuals currently seeking seats on the Big Spring City Council, the Herald has learned.

Marcus Fernandez, a candidate for District 1 in Saturday's city elections, and James Glen Carrigan, who is running for the District 3 seat, filed campaign finance reports with the city of Big Spring indicating they have accepted donations from Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics.

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