May 14th, 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.
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.
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.