Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
By THOMAS JENKINS
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.
A commissioners race and the future direction of Big Spring's economic development corporation are decisions local voters will make Tuesday, but they aren't the only issues that will impact Howard Countians.
Also on the ballot is the obvious presidential election featuring Democratic incumbent Barak Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
A bit closer to home is the race for U.S. Senator between Democrat Paul Sadler and Republican Ted Cruz.
Races for Railroad Commissioner, Supreme Court Justice and Court of Criminal Appeals Judge are also on Tuesday's ballot.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHARLIE JAKE TURNER, 33, of 4215 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ HENRY TREVINO FRANCO JR., 21, of 1009 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for c riminal mischief and failure to appear.
Heritage Museum's Christmas Tree Forest turns 10 this year.
The museum's annual holiday exhibit, which will feature more than 40 custom-decorated Christmas trees, will open Nov. 15 and run through Dec. 21.
Around 40 businesses, organizations, school groups and individuals are expected to decorate trees for the fifth annual event at the museum, Director Nancy Raney said.
â€śWe really enjoy the Christmas Tree Forest,â€ť Raney said. â€śIt gets us in the mood for Christmas. It always gets very beautiful down at the museum this time of year.
With early voting in this year's general election completed, officials with the Howard County Elections Administration office are turning their attention to Tuesday, when area voters will have one last chance to cast their ballots.
According to Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office has tallied nearly 5,600 ballots for early voting's two-week run, accounting for nearly 34 percent of the registered voters in Howard County.
While most guys are notorious for forgetting anniversaries, Crossroads area country and western musician Jody Nix doesn't have that problem. In his case, he has thousands of local residents and music lovers all over the country to remind him.
Nix â€” along with his band, the West Texas Cowboys â€” are poised to celebrate 66 years of what has become a lengthy and distinguished time the Nix family has carried the torch for traditional country and western music with a anniversary celebration Saturday, Nov. 10, at the family's landmark venue, the Stampede.
With the application process for the annual Angel Tree program completed, officials with the local Salvation Army say the number of children and seniors represented by this year's effort is slightly lower than expected.
Ada Lafler, Angel Tree coordinator for the local charity, said the application process went well, although it's still hard to get a solid count on how many area families have â€” and will â€” be approved.
For 75 years, something beautiful has been going on at Faye's Flowers.
The long-time Big Spring business is celebrating its diamond anniversary this month, beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today and continuing with a customer appreciation day Saturday which will feature drawings and a 20 percent off sale on the store's Christmas decorations.
The shop first opened its doors under the ownership of Faye Kuykendall in 1937 and has changed hands only three times since then.
A local man wanted in connection with the Saturday shooting death of 33-year-old Luis Adolfo Pena has been arrested in San Angelo.
Chris Daniel Marquez, 19, of Big Spring was arrested at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Sherwood Way in San Angelo, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.
â€śMarquez was arrested on the warrant for aggravated assault issued in the Saturday morning shooting in Howard County,â€ť Parker said. â€śMarquez was arrested by the San Angelo Police Department with the assistance from the U.S. Marshals and Texas Rangers.â€ť
Time is running out for area voters looking to cast their ballots early in Tuesday's election, as early voting will wrap up Friday.
At mid-week, approximately 4,239 ballots had been cast in the Crossroads area, accounting for more than one-quarter of the registered voters in the county, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.