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City tax rate goes down

August 24, 2011

The city of Big Spring took a step forward Tuesday night in solidifying its proposed 2011-2012 budget and ad valorem tax rate, calling for a public hearing on the matter to be held during its next council meeting.

The proposed budget is based on a 94.95-cent per $100 valuation tax rate, a drop of 5 cents compared to last year's 99.95 cent rate. The proposed rate is also nearly 5 cents below the effective tax rate of 99.7 cents per $100 valuation.

Jury acquits man on aggravated assault charge

August 24, 2011

A 118th Judicial District Court jury Tuesday acquitted a Big Spring man of assaulting a woman with his automobile.

The jury deliberated about 30 minutes before finding Joseph Alton Murley not guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at the end of the one-day trial.

Murley was accused of deliberately hitting a woman with his car in the 1300 block of Stanford on July 1, 2010. If convicted, he would have faced a prison term of between two and 20 years in state prison.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 24, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LOGAN EARL ROSE, 29, of 1100 Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for disorderly conduct – fighting.
• ORLANDO SANCHEZ JR., 54, of 1407 Virginia, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• JOHNNY LEE RIOS, 26, of 710 Creighton, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and theft.

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