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Fishing with your hands is just one of the new state laws that go into effect today

September 1, 2011

Nearly 1,500 new laws enacted during this year's session of the Texas Legislature went into effect today. Among the most notable changes are:

Speed limits

After Sept. 1, Texas highways will no longer have different speed limits during the day and at night. The new law also lets transportation officials raise limits to 75 mph in remote areas. (HB1353)

Lottery tickets

Grant promotes education and a brighter community

September 1, 2011

Keeping Big Spring beautiful is a community effort. no matter what the age of the volunteer.

Kristen Poffinbargar, a sophomore at Big Spring High School, recently started the beautification process of the east side entrance of Big Spring around Third Street and Tulane. Her efforts are aided by the receipt of the Conley Grant.

She was awarded the grant in July and began work on the project in August. In recognition of her efforts, she is receiving a $2,500 scholarship from former resident Jim Conley.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 31, transient, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TAVARRES CORNEAL CASTON, 30, of Midland, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• DERRICK DAMOND WILBERT, 30, of 1207 Lamar, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 300 block of S. Aylesford.
In the 800 block of W. FM 700.

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