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Archive - May 2013

May 13th

Putman and Spence

May 13, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Putman of Galveston, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Putman, to Grant Spence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Spence of Jersey Village, Texas. Miss Putman is the granddaughter of Chesley and Sallie Wilson of Big Spring, Texas, and Mr. Hugh T. Putman, deceased, and Marilyn Bows of McKinney, Texas. Mr. Spence is the grandson of Alfred Spence and Betty Walther of Houston, Texas, and Robert Reid, deceased, and Shirley Reid Moon of Houston.

Seven indictments handed down by Martin County grand jury

May 13, 2013

A Martin County grand jury handed down seven indictments during its Friday meeting.
Hardy Wilkerson, district attorney for the 118th District Court, presented the grand jury a number of cases. The jury true-billed more than a half-dozen, including:
• Dave L. Cape, 50, of Stanton (post office box only), intoxication assault with a vehicle (third-degree felony).
• Gavino Cortez Jr., 25, of 806 S. Houston in Lamesa, Texas, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).

Police Beat

May 13, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRANDON S. COX, 38, of 312 Union, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ALONZO GONZALES, 22, of 1101 Grafa, was arrested Sunday on warrants for speeding and failure to control speed.
• MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 34, of 602 E. 11th Place, was arrested Sunday on warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license invalid, failure to appear and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.

Duncan pleased with accomplishments

May 13, 2013

Three years after being swept into office on promises of lower taxes, improvements to infrastructure and giving voters an increased voice in major city issues, Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan is leaving office figuring he batted three-for-three.
On the eve of his surrendering the mayor's gavel to Larry McLellan, Duncan points with pride to the fact that the city made major movement on what he considered the key issues facing the municipality.

Buffaloes, Bulldogettes advance in playoffs; Steers ousted

May 13, 2013

Baseball

Forsan
CLYDE — Forsan have been playing lights-out baseball for the previous few weeks. Most recently, the Buffaloes eliminated rival Borden County from postseason play after a 6-5, extra-inning affair that lasted nearly four hours.

Forsan jumped on Borden early, racking up runs in the first two innings to take a 5-0 lead.

Undaunted, the Coyotes returned the favor in the sixth, scoring four to pull within a run. BC tied it up in the top of the seventh to send the game into overtime.

Hawks take out Grayson and NMJC to advance at Region V tourney

May 13, 2013

GRAND PRAIRIE — If you had told Howard College Head Baseball Coach Britt Smith a month ago that his team would be one game away from the Region V championship, he may not have believed you.

All season long, Smith has been critical of his squad's overall effort.
“They are a selfish team,” Smith proclaimed a few weeks ago.
Since then, Smith has changed his tune a bit. And for good reason — the Hawks went up against nationally-ranked Grayson College in the tournament opener and came away with a 10-5 win.

May 11th

McLellan takes mayoral race, Benavides and Smith head for runoff election

May 11, 2013

Big Spring businessman Larry McLellan delivered a convincing victory in Saturday night's election for the mayoral seat on the city council, edging out challenger Roger Rodman with more than 65 percent of the city-wide vote.
McLellan led Rodman 698 ballots to 282 ballots — a whopping 70.15 percent to 28.52 percent — following the release of early voting totals just after the polls closed at 7 p.m. Rodman would close the gap only marginally by the end of the night, however, with McLellan taking the final victory with 66.63 percent (1,074 ballots) to Rodman's 31.33 percent (505 ballots).

Voters approve $23.8 million bond for Forsan ISD

May 11, 2013

Forsan Independent School District voters overwhelmingly supported a $23.8 million bond election to construct a new elementary school building and make renovations at the high school and junior high campus, approving the measure by more than 81 percent.

New CRMWD plant to boost raw water supply

May 11, 2013

The new Colorado River Municipal Water District water reclamation plant is up and running, according to district officials, as the facility goes through a 30-day run to make sure all of the “bells and whistles” are operating as planned.

CRMWD Manager John Grant said the facility — located on the city's east side, near the municipal animal shlter — is fully operational and adding approximately 2 million gallons of reclaimed water to the district's raw water supply each day.

The Forsan High School Buffaloes and Miles Bulldogs will get the playoff atmosphere started a bit...
The Big Spring High School baseball and softball teams will honor their senior players tonight.
Isaiah Ontiveros went 3-for-4 from the plate and drove in three runs on Monday and powered the Big...

 

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