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October 26th, 2011

City re-affirms in-transit taxing stance

October 26, 2011

The Big Spring City Council pledged its intent to continue to tax inventories considered to be in transit during its meeting Tuesday night, reaffirming the similar decision made by the council in 2007.

According to state officials, the Texas legislature recently amended the goods-in-transit tax law to require taxing entities to decide whether or not they want to offer the exemption. Now, a taxing entity must decide whether to allow goods in transit to be taxed or not.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CURTIS THOMPSON, 51, of 500 S. Goliad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• ISAAC DANIEL PLATT, 22, of 200 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for theft.
• EUGENE VANDERBILT, 45, of 1502 Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• ISREAL ALVAREZ, 25, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

James Henry Buhrkuhl

October 26, 2011

James (Jim) Henry Buhrkuhl, 71, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Family and friends will gather at Myers & Smith Funeral Home on Oct. 29, 2011, at 2 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Amarillo, Texas, to Henry August Buhrkuhl Jr. and Alice Hurst Rosser Buhrkuhl. He moved to Big Spring in 1969 where he started raising cattle with his wife Ann.

Filomeno Franco Jr.

October 26, 2011

Filomeno T. "F.T." Franco Jr., 68, of Big Spring died Monday, October 24, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Aug. 24, 1943, in Marfa, Texas, and owned and operated Franco Concrete for 40 years, until becoming ill about 10 years ago.

October 25th

Fire danger remains, official caution

October 25, 2011

However brief the cool breezes provided by autumn in the Crossroads area may be, local fire officials are urging residents to choose activities that don't involve open flames, part of an effort to avoid wildfires during the post-summer season.

County nixes exemption

October 25, 2011

Howard County commissioners voted unanimously to disapprove the exemption of “goods in transit” from local taxation during Monday's meeting, following a swift — and quiet — public hearing on the matter.

Following a public hearing that drew no comments from area residents, commissioner gave the go-ahead to nix the exemption, a move County Judge Mark Barr said will have very little effect on tax revenue in the Crossroads area.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 25, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CRAIGN ANTHONY SHIPMAN, 55, of 4200 Parkway, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• HENRY TREVINO FRANCO JR., 20, of 507 N.W. 10th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• CRYSTAL CLEAR LEE, 28, of 1607 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on charges of criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500 and assault causing bodily injury.

Ben Dominguez

October 25, 2011

Ben Dominguez, 49, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will follow the vigil at 11 a.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park.

Filomeno Franco Jr.

October 25, 2011

Filomeno Franco Jr., 68, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

June Reid

October 25, 2011

June Reid, 94, of Stanton died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

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