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Appraisal hikes draw taxpayers' ire

June 2, 2012

Area residents who received their property tax appraisals this year may find themselves with a case of sticker shock, as officials with the Howard County Appraisal District say higher market values are driving up valuations in the Crossroads area.

According to Ronny Babcock, chief appraiser for the appraisal district, said his office is already seeing a high volume of property owners filing protests regarding their appraisals.

Rodeo parade returning this year

June 2, 2012

The parade is on again.

After a year's absence, the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo will have a parade — at a cooler time.

“One problem with the parade on Thursday afternoon was the heat this time of year,” said Chad Wash, rodeo association board member. “This year, we've put the parade back in, but moved it to Saturday morning when it's cooler.”

The rodeo opens Thursday, June 21, and ends Saturday, June 23 with nightly performances at the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.

Police blotter

June 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• JOE ANTHONY BUSTAMANTE, 23, of 1500 E. 57th, was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving while license invalid, fail to report change of address/name, fail to appear (two counts).
• GABRIEL SOTO, 46, of 3304 W. Hwy 80 27, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (two counts), failed to maintain financial responsibility (two counts), fail to appear (four counts).

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