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Runoff voting begins Monday

June 9, 2012

Early voting for the June 23 Big Spring Independent School District run-off election begins Monday, officials said.
BSISD District 2 incumbent Maria Padilla, seeking her fourth term on the school board, will face challenger Pat DeAnda in the run-off. In the May 12 municipal election, Padilla received slightly more than 39 percent of the vote total, compared to Deanda receiving 37 percent.
Because neither candidate claimed a majority, a run-off was ordered.
Only those voters residing in BSISD District 2 will be eligible to cast ballots.

Commissioners to look at notification system

June 9, 2012

Howard County commissioners are expected to discuss and possibly take action on a new notification system that could have Crossroads residents looking to their cell and smart phones for more than just 911 in times of emergencies.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, emergency notification systems utilizing both voice and text messages have become very popular with other Texas counties when it comes to reaching residents in times of crisis.

Insurance woes hit FISD

June 9, 2012

FORSAN — Like just about everyone else, Forsan Independent School District officials are having to deal with increased insurance costs.
When FISD trustees hold their monthly meeting at 7 a.m. Monday in the administration wing board room, their main bit of business will be in deciding whether to absorb the latest increase in employee health insurance costs, or pass some of that hike on to staff.
Superintendent Randy Johnson said the increase in Level I (the most basic) health insurance coverage will be about $14,000.

Police blotter 6-9-2012

June 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• DANIEL WAYNE MCKNIGHT, 35, of 1114 Mulberry Ave., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• DONALD GENE KOERBER III, 25, of 500 McEwen St., was arrestee Friday on a charge of accident involving damage to vehicle more than $200.
• LETICIA CARRILLO FLORES, 33, of 1504 Lincoln, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration, no drivers license when unlicensed and fail to appear (two counts).

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