Archive - Nov 9, 2011 - News Article
The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of a resolution Tuesday evening, streamlining the way the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation will deliver its quarterly reports to the governing body.
Under the existing requirements, the Big Spring EDC Board of Directors are required to meet with the city council during their quarterly meetings, according to EDC Director Terry Wegman.
The U.S. Department of Laborâ€™s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Big Spring-based Robinson Drilling for eight serious, four repeat and 11 other-than-serious safety and health violations following the June 11 death of two workers at the companyâ€™s work site near Lamesa.
Hangar 25 Air Museum will remember and honor those who served their country at an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and revealing a new exhibit â€” Hangar History: A Flight Through Time.
â€śThis is going to be an opportunity to do something fun and honor veterans at the same time,â€ť Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator, said.
The event is open to the entire community.
â€śToo often, Veterans Day is overlooked and this is a time to recognize the military history of the community,â€ť Stockburger said.
By THOMAS JENKINS
Less than 5 percent of Howard County registered voters turned out to cast their ballot in this yearâ€™s constitutional amendment election, with polls closing at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Howard County saw a total of 654 ballots cast â€” 272 during early voting, 28 mail-in ballots and 354 cast Tuesday â€” accounting for just 4 percent of the registered voters, according to official election reports.
Among the proposed amendments, Proposition 1 drew the most attention in the Crossroads area, which is heavily populated by military veterans.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BOBBY LEE AGUERO JR., 29, of 1402 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
â€˘ JOE ERNEST VALENCIA SR., 48, of 202 N.E. Third St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
â€˘ JOE ERNEST VALENCIA JR., 28, 1615 Canary, was arrested Tuesday on charges of hindering officers discharging official duties and resisting arrest, search or transportation.