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Mayor may have accepted illegal contributions

May 6, 2011

Information was turned over to the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Texas Rangers Thursday afternoon alleging Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan accepted illegal campaign contributions during his bid for the municipal office in 2010.

Campaign finance records submitted by Duncan to the City Secretary's office covering periods between March 30 and April 28 of 2010 list a pair of contributions from Hydro Dynamics Inc. and Quad A Inc., allegedly violating Sections 253.003 and 253.094 of the state's election code.

PD investigates e-mail claim about former principal

May 6, 2011

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say they are investigating an e-mail alleging a former Big Spring Independent School District principal engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student several years ago.

Karen Saunders, who was a teacher with Big Spring ISD for a number of years before taking over as principal at Kentwood Elementary, has been placed on paid administrative leave by Snyder ISD, where she is the principal at Snyder Elementary, according to recent reports.

Kennel Club planning dog-gone good time

May 6, 2011

Were it said that Big Spring has something to bark about this weekend, well, someone might be hanging their head in shame. Certainly, there would be no tail-wagging over that bad pun.

What is happening, however, is an event in its 41st year — the Big Spring Kennel Club Dog Show. Once again it is being held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus. Admission is free and the show, or shows — the event is actually two separate dog shows — begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The coliseum doors will open at 8 a.m.

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