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Voters reject change in EDC mandate

November 7, 2012

Residents of Big Spring voted convincingly in favor of keeping its existing Type A economic development corporation Tuesday night, as Proposition 1 was defeated with more than 60 percent of voters casting their ballots against the measure.

Proposition 1 — championed by Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan — asked voters to abolish the existing Type A Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, which is funded by a half-cent sales tax, in favor of a Type B agency. The measure received 3,257 ballots against (61.34 percent) and 2,053 votes in its favor (38.66 percent).

Big Spring ISD gets an 'A' on financial report card

November 7, 2012

Big Spring public school trustees will hear good news about the district's financial health when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

As it has every year since the program's inception, Big Spring Independent School District has received a “Superior Achievement” rating on Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) report compiled by the Texas Education Agency.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 11-07

November 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• TERRI LYNN YANEZ, 47, of 1105 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• LEONA JENE RADASA, 31, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ALBERTO REY GUTIERREZ, 29, of Dickinson, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Economic development prop fails

November 7, 2012

By THOMAS JENKINS
Staff Writer
Residents of Big Spring voted convincingly in favor of keeping its existing Type A economic development corporation Tuesday night, as Proposition 1 was defeated with more than 60 percent of voters casting their ballots against the measure.

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