Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
An executive session to consider personnel matters tops the agenda for Howard County commissioners, as the court prepares to meet Monday morning.
According to the meeting agenda, the personnel matter was placed on the agenda by County Judge Mark Barr, who declined to comment on the nature of the session at this time.
âI really can't discuss the details beyond what's on the agenda,â Barr said. âHowever, I imagine there will be some action taken on the matter once we come out of executive session, so we'll just have to wait and see.â
Emergency medical responders remove glass and bandage the arm of this Breckenridge man following a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate Highway 20 Friday afternoon near the 165 mile marker. According to witnesses, the man's truck rolled four times before coming to rest in the median. The driver was traveling east on I-20, pulling a trailer containing submersible pumping equipment. The man refused to be transported from the scene, having suffered multiple cuts and abrasions in the accident.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday:
â˘ DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, of 1402 Tucson, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal mischief.
â˘ ZZANE RAYMOND OLYER-RHODES, 21, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 6, was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid â no insurance, using a wireless device in a school zone and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â˘ ARSEILA CORTEZ HERNANDEZ, 57, of 1404 Princeton, was arrested Friday on a charge of theft â shoplifting.
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 anyoneâs 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.
Tuesday night was certainly a good night for Republican candidates â both incumbents and challengers â in Howard County, as GOP politicians swept the contested races countywide.
In the race for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 2, Republican incumbent Kathryn Wiseman held on to her seat with 2,819 ballots, accounting for 63.48 percent of the ballots cast. Democratic challenger Ricky Hughes garnered 36.52 percent of the vote with 1,622 ballots in the contest.
Area residents have about a month remaining to donate Christmas gifts to U.S. soldiers serving overseas in combat zones.
The Christmas for our Troops Inc. gift drive, currently ongoing in Big Spring and other West Texas communities, is collecting gifts to ensure that this nation's troops aren't ignored during the upcoming holiday season.
Debbie Burrow, local director for the drive, said volunteers will be soliciting gifts and monetary donations through Dec. 1.
Burrow said the entire purpose of the drive is simple.
With polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, Howard County voters will be expected to go to the polls to determine the outcome of several key state and local races.
Many voters will find the Precinct 2 race for Howard County commissioners on their ballot, as as Republican nominee Donnie Baker faces Democratic nominee Jim Sinclair. Incumbent Jerry Kilgore lost the contest for the Republican party's nod in March.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ SASHA LATOYA HICKMAN, 22, of 711 Johnson, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (three counts), failure to appear (seven counts), disregarding a stop sign, backed so as to interfere (or without safety), speeding in a school zone and no driver's license when unlicensed.
â˘ CHARLES RAY KUYKENDALL, 19, of 1406 S. Nolan, was arrested Saturday on charges of failure to identify â giving false information and consumption of alcohol by a minor.