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Early voting light, officials say

May 5, 2012

Early voting totals are down in this year's municipal contest, according to local election officials, with just two days left to cast early ballots next week.

Early voting polls netted just 778 ballots — 678 in-person and 100 mail-in ballots — during the first five days of early voting, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, less than what she had expected in the contest.

“Considering the volatility of the 4B tax project on the ballot, I had really expected to see higher totals by this point,” Bloom said.

Pops plans being finalized

May 5, 2012

Ready the sparklers and the aerials, planning for Pops in the Park is under way.

Tuesday, July 3 will once again be the date for the celebration. However, the show will start at 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes later than normal.

“We don't know how much difference it will make, but we are hoping temperatures will be a little bit cooler,” Jan Hansen, Pops in the Park chairman said.

Another change taking place this year will be the partnership with a new fireworks company out of Fort Worth. This year Atlas will be providing the fireworks used in the display.

Police blotter

May 5, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• MAURICIO BLANCAS-VALLADARES, 35, of 2309 Richmond Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROXANNE BLACKWELL, 38, of 801 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for fail to display drivers license, expired registration, failed to maintain financial responsibility, safety belt child under 17, fail to appear.
• JORGE LIMA-MONDRAGON, 37, of 1425 Japonica Ln., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

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