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Roads top commissioner agenda

December 20, 2012

With roads on their mind, Howard County commissioners will meet for the last time in 2012 Friday.

Among the agenda items is discussion and possible action regarding a proposed agreement aimed at requiring area trucking companies profiting from the boom in the oilfield to help finance the rehabilitation of numerous county roads.

Commissioners have been working on the pact for several months, said County Judge Mark Barr.

“Overall, the damage is estimated at approximately $22 million right now,” Barr said. “This isn't something we're going to be able to fix all at one time, obviously.”

Local holiday highlights continue

December 20, 2012

The holiday season is waxing and waning, in a manner of speaking, in Big Spring.

On the down side, you can still get your Christmas fix at the Heritage Museum, but only for one more day. On the positive side, however, another holiday tradition, the Comanche Trail Festival of Lights, is just picking up steam.

The museum's Christmas Tree Forest, featuring more than 50 individually decorated trees, will close Friday afternoon, Curator Tammy Schrecengost said.

The exhibit attracted hundreds of visitors this season.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-20

December 20, 2012

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (68 prisoners were reported in the county jail):
• AMY NICOLE FAZ, 30, was jailed on a charge of hindering officers from discharging official duties.
• MARTIN A. MORA, 35, was jailed on a charge of driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
• JULIAN JESUS MEDRANO, 35, was jailed on two motions to revoke probation for evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.
• JOLANDA GONZALES, 43, was jailed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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