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Public gets update on proposed reliever route

November 5, 2010

More than 200 people — some in support of, some against and some just curious — 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 anyone’s guess as to how long it will take and where exactly the funding will come from.

Term limits on hold because of lawsuit

November 5, 2010

Recent efforts by the city of Big Spring — led by newly elected Mayor Tommy Duncan — 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.

Police Blotter 11-05

November 5, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• 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.
• DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, 1402 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of walking in roadway where sidewalks provided.
• GENARO LOPEZ CASTILLO III, 20, of 1205 Harding, was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed (three counts) and failure to appear.

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