Two new candidates have tossed their hats into the ring in Big Spring for the municipal election set for May 12, as political hopefuls have filed to run in Districts 2 and 4.
In the race for the District 2 seat, local resident Carmen Moreno Harbour filed late Thursday afternoon to have her name placed on the ballot. The District 2 seat is currently held by incumbent Manuel Ramirez Jr., who has not yet filed to run for re-election.
Election talk topped the agenda of the Coahoma ISD board of trustees meeting Thursday evening.
Action was taken to call the CISD board of trustee election for May 12. The three-year terms held by Brian Moore, Jody Reid and Alan Wright are set to expire this spring. The deadline to place a name on the ballot is March 5.
After calling the election, the board approved the teacher salary schedule for 2012-13. With the approval of the new salary schedule, teachers on step 0-20 will receive $6,000 above the state base and teachers on steps 21-20 will receive an additional $540 per step.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ADRIAN SANCHEZ VASQUEZ, 18, of Denver, Colo., was arrested Thursday on a charge of soliciting/peddling without a permit.
â€¢ ROY MARVIN COLLIER, 37, of 1307 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ third or more offense.
â€¢ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1700 block of Johnson.
â€¢ THEFT was reported in the 1700 block of E. Third Street.