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EDC forum scheduled for Tuesday

October 19, 2012

The case for keeping Big Spring's Economic Development Corp. a Type 4A operation will be made during a forum at the Hall Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Carlton Schwab, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Council, will speak on the importance and future of economic development in the state during the forum.

On Nov. 6, local voters will be asked to decide whether to change EDC's mandate from Type A, which finances only economic development projects, to Type B, which will also help fund community improvement projects.

Sea containers being converted to housing units

October 19, 2012

With oil production booming in the Permian Basin region, the influx of workers has created a housing shortage in Big Spring and surrounding areas.

One local company, Big A Properties, has found a creative way to ease the burden.

Shipping crates — just like the ones you see on giant cargo ships and on the backs of 18-wheel trucks on the highway — are being converted into living quarters in nearby San Angelo to be rented or sold here in Big
Spring.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-19

October 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMIE RAE NELSON, 36, of 1909 Monticello, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired registration (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).
• LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, of 1501 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on charges of assault – family violence and criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.

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