Archive - May 14, 2013
The city's gain is Howard College's loss.
When Larry McLellan formally steps up as Big Spring mayor tonight, he also will step down as a trustee for the Howard County Junior College District.
The state secretary of state's office has ruled that the two offices are â€śincompatibleâ€ť and cannot be held at the same time. Therefore, when McLellan takes the mayoral oath of office today, he will, by matter of law, resign from his college trustee position.
Big Spring City Council convenes at 5:30 p.m. today to call for a run-off election June 8 to decide the fate of the District 5 council seat.
Candidate Raul Benavides garnered the most votes in Saturday's election â€” 187 â€” while opponents J.D. Smith had 143 and Clint Collins tallied 93).
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 13, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE HILARIO MARTINEZ, 26, of 1505 E. Cherokee, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ NOEL GARCIA III, 31, of 1011 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 26, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Monday for possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2 ounces in a drug free zone and evading arrest/detention.
â€˘ GORDON WESLEY TAYLOR, 54, of 4200 Center Point Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of speeding.
Tomas Lopez, 64, of Waxahachie, formerly of Big Spring died April 27, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Jesus Bermea, 50, of Big Spring, formerly of San Antonio died Monday, May 13, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
GRAND PRAIRIE â€” Again, Midland College is a thorn in Howard College's side.
The Hawks (37-22) were cruising at the NJCAA Region V Tournament, having defeated tough opponents in No. 10 Grayson College, then New Mexico Junior College in the first two rounds of play.
But an unearned run scored by the Chaparrals in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday led to a narrow 7-6 victory, sending the Hawks to the loser's bracket.