Archive - May 30, 2012
Big Spring Police officer watches as the fire department battles a house fire at 13th and Runnels on Thursday afternoon. No injuries reported as 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Not surprisingly, incumbents had their way at ballot boxes throughout Howard County on election day, though a few will have an opponent in the November general election.
Incumbent Emma Pugh Brown held off challenger Larry Torres, 56 votes to 41, to earn the Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 County Commissioner. She'll face Oscar M. Garcia in November. Garcia outvoted Edwin O. â€śEdâ€ť Ware, 112 to 98, to win the Republican nomination.
In the only other locally contest race, incumbent Sheriff Stan Parker hammered challenger M.O. Horton, 1,801 votes to 366 in the Republican Primary.
The Big Spring City Council and city administration met Tuesday evening in a specially called meeting to begin work on the 2012-203 budget, a process that began with City Manager Gary Fuqua going over some of the challenges facing the municipality in the coming year.
As in past years, Tuesday night's meeting marks the beginning of the budgetary process for the city, as Fuqua went over a number of issues that continue to task city coffers and resources. One of the most pressing issues, according to the city manager, is employee turnover.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DIMITRI ANDREW LEOS, 20, of 710 E. 17th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ KAMEO TREVON HOLLOWAY, 18, of 710 E. 17th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LATRICIA NICOLE TERRY, 30, of Waco, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
The Howard College Hawks baseball team â€” who finished with a 45-12 record â€” might not have reached all of their season goals, but the squad has been showered with recognition from both the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and Region 5.
The 2012 WJCAC All-Conference team recognized three players while also giving the nod to Coach Britt Smith as the WJCAC Coach of the Year as he led the team to a record four consecutive conference championships.