Archive - 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:
â€˘ Dave L. Cape, 50, of Stanton (post office box only), intoxication assault with a vehicle (third-degree felony).
â€˘ Gavino Cortez Jr., 25, of 806 S. Houston in Lamesa, Texas, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BRANDON S. COX, 38, of 312 Union, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ALONZO GONZALES, 22, of 1101 Grafa, was arrested Sunday on warrants for speeding and failure to control speed.
â€˘ 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.
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.
CLYDE â€” 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.
GRAND PRAIRIE â€” 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.
â€śThey are a selfish team,â€ť Smith proclaimed a few weeks ago.
Since then, Smith has changed his tune a bit. And for good reason â€” the Hawks went up against nationally-ranked Grayson College in the tournament opener and came away with a 10-5 win.
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 â€” a whopping 70.15 percent to 28.52 percent â€” 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).
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.
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 â€śbells and whistlesâ€ť are operating as planned.
CRMWD Manager John Grant said the facility â€” located on the city's east side, near the municipal animal shlter â€” is fully operational and adding approximately 2 million gallons of reclaimed water to the district's raw water supply each day.
FORSAN â€” Although the amount of state money they will receive this year is yet to be determined, school trustees here will begin addressing budget matters for the coming fiscal year when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
Specifically, the school board will begin looking at two areas which make up the lion's share of the budget â€” salaries and health insurance for employees.