As filing in this year's political party primaries came to a close last week â€” for the second time this election season, thanks to the blanket of distractions caused by the ongoing redistricting debacle â€” Howard County officials say they are moving forward with May 29 as the date for the upcoming elections.
Saundra Bloom, elections administrator for the county, said the secondary filing period ended Friday with no additional filings made locally.
Former Big Spring and Howard County law officer Mike Eggleston will be at the Howard County Library Wednesday, signing copies of his book, â€śThe True Story of the Sharpest Ever.â€ť
Eggleston's life centered on cattle and cattle trucks before becoming a police officer in Howard County. On four different occasions while he was a patrolman with the Big Spring police Department he captured burglars in the act of burglary.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1405 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DAVID REY GONZALES, 41, of 404 N.E. Piner St., was arrested Monday on charges of warrant from other agency and possession of controlled substance less than one gram in drug free zone.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF BUILDING was reported in the 1200 block of Birdwell Lane.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported:
In the 800 block of S. Owens Street.
In the 700 block of Creighton Street.