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Fing stagnant for municipal elections

February 19, 2013

Officials with the city of Big Spring say filings for the May 11 election have been moving along slowly as the March 1 deadline for political hopefuls to file their candidacy approaches.

The mayoral seat, along with the District 5 seat on the council, will be decided by the May 11 contest.

Incumbent Mayor Tommy Duncan has indicated he will not seek a second term in the office, saying he never intended to serve more than one term in the position.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-19

February 19, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of Carlsbad, N.M., was arrested Monday on a charge of urinating in a public place.
• CHRISTOPHER LEE BEDFORD, 32, of 2513 Dow, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1100 block of E. 13th Street.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 7000 block of N. Service Road.
In the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.

BSISD spellers regional bee bound

February 19, 2013

Five Big Spring Independent School District students are hoping to spell their way to Washington D.C.

The five spellers will represent their campuses and BSISD when they participate in the Scripps-Howard Regional Spelling Bee, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Midland College campus.

The students qualified for Saturday's event by winning spelling contests at their respective campuses, said Robin Ritchey, BSISD spelling bee coordinator.

The five campus winners are:

Alvin Dudley Jenkins

February 19, 2013

Alvin Dudley Jenkins, 88, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his residence in Big Spring, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Trinity Memorial Park Chapel with Mike Couch of First Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be held at Myers & Smith Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

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