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.