More than 200 people â€” some in support of, some against and some just curious â€” filled the main meeting room at Dora Roberts Community Center for a public hearing on a decade-old project Thursday: a truck reliever round around Big Spring.
What they learned is that the 12.75-mile, $150 million bypass probably will be built around the west side of Big Spring someday, but it is anyoneâ€™s guess as to how long it will take and where exactly the funding will come from.
Recent efforts by the city of Big Spring â€” led by newly elected Mayor Tommy Duncan â€” to make revisions to the city charter may have hit a major snag, as conflicts caused by a lawsuit settled in 1992 could block term limits for council members and proposed changes to initiatives and referendums.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JOHNNY RAY VIERA JR., 25, of 1605 S. Main, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â€¢ DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, 1402 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of walking in roadway where sidewalks provided.
â€¢ GENARO LOPEZ CASTILLO III, 20, of 1205 Harding, was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed (three counts) and failure to appear.