Archive - May 1, 2013
Early voting in this year's municipal and school board elections remains slow and steady, according to county election officials, as voters look to decide a number of local contests.
Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said voting was fairly strong Monday, which marked the opening of early voting across the state.
Area educators are casting a wary eye at new school accountability ratings announced by the Texas Education Agency.
TEA Commissioner Michael L. Williams announced the four components that will be part of the new 2013 state accountability system for school districts, campuses and charters in Texas. The first ratings under this system will be issued by the Texas Education Agency this August.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ, 23, of 2526 Ent Dr., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â€¢ HEATHER L. MAY, 28, of Joliet, Ill., was arrested Tuesday on charges of shoplifting and possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€¢ MARTY DEWAYNE RICHTER, 45, of 120 Moore Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter.
Michael "Bubba" Birmelin, 32, of Big Spring was found on April 28, 2013, in Big Spring. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joel Miller officiating.
He was born Aug. 31, 1980, in Big Spring. He worked in the oil field. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and was a Baptist.
Fred Park, 70, of Coahoma died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.