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Petition drive moves along

February 15, 2011

The Big Spring City Council may have given up on putting a vote on term limits and initiatives and referendums before voters in May, but the Concerned Citizens Council isn't quite ready to throw in the towel on the issue.

Members of the CCC are in the process of collecting signatures from municipal voters to force city officials to hold an election in May to determine the fate of the issues in the Crossroads area.

Ex-lawman to sign copies of book here

February 15, 2011

Former Big Spring and Howard County law officer Mike Eggleston will be at the Heritage Museum on Wednesday, signing copies of his book, “Distorted Pillars.”

Written under his pen name, Mike McKee, the book follows the career of Mike Evans, who strikes out at anything he considers unethical, unfair or unpatriotic.

County preps for joint meeting

February 15, 2011

Utility usage, seal coating bids and jail issues topped the Howard County commissioners agenda Monday morning, as the court prepares for its joint meeting with the city of Big Spring Feb. 28 to discuss the possibility of combining the Sheriff's Department and Big Spring Police Department under one roof.

Commissioners touched upon the meeting scheduled later this month, which will include county and city officials. The joint meeting is set to discuss the possibility of housing both law enforcement agencies at the Howard County Jail and sharing resources.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• THEODORE LEE FLORES, 32, of Levelland, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• SCOTTY KEITH LEATHERWOOD, 45, of 1004 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on a warrant for speeding.
• SAMANTHA MARIE PAYNE, 27, of 303 E. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

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