May 5th, 2012
Early voting totals are down in this year's municipal contest, according to local election officials, with just two days left to cast early ballots next week.
Early voting polls netted just 778 ballots â€” 678 in-person and 100 mail-in ballots â€” during the first five days of early voting, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, less than what she had expected in the contest.
â€śConsidering the volatility of the 4B tax project on the ballot, I had really expected to see higher totals by this point,â€ť Bloom said.
Ready the sparklers and the aerials, planning for Pops in the Park is under way.
Tuesday, July 3 will once again be the date for the celebration. However, the show will start at 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes later than normal.
â€śWe don't know how much difference it will make, but we are hoping temperatures will be a little bit cooler,â€ť Jan Hansen, Pops in the Park chairman said.
Another change taking place this year will be the partnership with a new fireworks company out of Fort Worth. This year Atlas will be providing the fireworks used in the display.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ MAURICIO BLANCAS-VALLADARES, 35, of 2309 Richmond Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ROXANNE BLACKWELL, 38, of 801 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for fail to display drivers license, expired registration, failed to maintain financial responsibility, safety belt child under 17, fail to appear.
â€˘ JORGE LIMA-MONDRAGON, 37, of 1425 Japonica Ln., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
Raul Martinez, 51, of Big Spring died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. A prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Craig Wascom of First Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
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Randy and Leigh Weisinger of Waco, Texas, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Lauren Weisinger to George Taylor Leatham.
Ashley is the granddaughter of Raymond and Margaret Kilgo from Lakeway, Texas, and Delbert and Sue Weisinger, both deceased, from Houston, Texas.
The bride-elect received her bachelor of science in education with EC-4 with ESL from Tarleton State University. She is a kindergarten teacher at Midway ISD in Waco.
Taylor is the son of George and Mary Leatham from Big Spring.
Ambrie Megan Schaffner of Big Spring and Justin Richard Witte of Odessa announce their engagement.
Ambrie is the daughter of Shane and Cynthia Schaffner of Big Spring.
The bride elect is a 2008 graduate of Big Spring High School. She received her bachelor of science in social work from University of Texas Permain Basin in 2011. She is in graduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say Wednesday's arrest of a pair of alleged counterfeiters could be tied to recent reports of fake bills in other Permian Basin cities, however, it's too early in the investigation to know for sure.
James Anthony Griego, 17, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the county detention center Thursday by the BSPD on a charge of forgery of a government instrument after police officials say he and a juvenile suspect tried to pass counterfeit $100 bills at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter.
Big Spring Symphony Guild is getting â€śDressed to a Teaâ€ť on May 12 in support of the Big Spring Symphony and Orchestra.
An auction item preview will kickoff tea time at 11:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church.
â€śThis is an event for all ages and those attending will be able to enjoy an elegant, fun environment,â€ť Eulaine McIntosh, guild president, said.
Atendees will be able to share in Victorian trivia and hear about the history behind tea parties. Ellen Austin, Dressed to a Tea chair and event organizer, will be sharing her experiences in tea parties.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSIE RODRIGUEZ, 28, of 5010 Wasson Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KENNY MATTHEW CARROLL, 30, of 906 S. Nolan St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BOBBY LEE AGUERO JR., 29, of 1402 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated second offense.
â€˘ SCOT JUDSON SHEPPARD, 47, of 301 Jill Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of deadly conduct discharge firearm hab/building/vehicle.