Incumbent Howard County Precinct 1 Commissioner Emma Brown filed to run for re-election Monday, setting up at least one local contest on the Democratic political party primary.
Brown, a longtime member of the commissioners court, will face off against local resident Larry Torres in the Democratic primary, which has been tentatively set for April 3 by state officials. Torres is a jailer with the Howard County Detention Center, according to Walter Shipman, chairman of the Howard County Democratic Party.
As state representatives and attorneys continue to bicker over redistricting in the Lone Star State, it's business as usual for for elections officials in the Crossroads area, as seats in Martin and Glasscock counties get ready to go up for grabs in this year's political party primaries.
Martin County will see at least two contested races come April 3 â€” the newly appointed date for the primaries, according to state officials â€” as the Precinct 1 and Precinct 3 seats on the county commissioners court have garnered a great deal of attention.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TRISITAN D'KOVAN CLAY, 18, of 3701 Dixon, was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
â€˘ JAKE ALLEN VALENCIA, 25, of 823 W. Seventh St., was arrested Monday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance (two counts).
â€˘ TONY DELAGARZA, 46, of 1002 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MICHAEL NEAL ROBERTS, 40, of 2500 Cheyenne, was arrested Monday on warrants for expired registration and failure to appear.
William Kirk Davis, 63, passed away peacefully Dec. 18, 2011, at home surrounded by loved ones.
John Lee Mondey, 70, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabernacle, officiating.
He was born March 16, 1941, at La Pryor, Texas, to Hattie and John Mondey. He married Joyce Hutchins on Dec. 22, 1964, in Midland. They moved to Big Spring in 1969. He was a truck driver for Fina, and later, Chemical Express. He was a member of Spring Tabernacle.
Charlie Voight, 92, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
G.W. Martin Jr., 80, of Ackerly died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in a Dallas hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BRITTAIN COLE MOYA, 21, of Santa Fe, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ABEL LOPEZ, 33, of 410 Jill Rd. in Coahoma, was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â€˘ MILTON CRAIG HERRIDGE, 49, of 1700 S. Lancaster Apt. 404, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DIEGO IVAN PORTILLO-GONZALEZ, 23, of Bidgeport, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Robert E. "Dog" Jones Sr., 64, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Eddy Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Robert was born July 15, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Ardelia "Dee Dee" Brown on July 2, 1988, in Big Spring.
Oneta Ruth Franklin Sanderson, 90, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Colorado City after a long and blessed journey. A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Oak Street Baptist Church with interment to follow at the Colorado City Cemetery.