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Cruz, Sadler win runoffs

August 1, 2012

The vote totals weren't overwhelming, but they were better than expected.

More than 1,100 Howard County voters went to the polls during Tuesday's state primary runoff election that resulted in Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz wresting the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate away from the presumptive favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

Although Howard County's vote total of 1,169 represented only 7 percent of the number of registered voters, it still came as a surprise to Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.

Senior citizens taking advantage of swim park

August 1, 2012

Seniors are taking over the Big Spring Family Aquatic Center every Tuesday morning.

A new exercise option for the older set in the community, low-impact senior citizen water exercise, was started a few weeks ago and has been growing in numbers.

Classes take place from 11 a.m. until noon Tuesday — at which time the aquatic center is closed to the public — and will continue until the closing day of the water park for the year. A lifeguard is on duty during this time. The class is open to senior citizens in the community age 50 and older.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 1, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAEL DALE PRESTON, 28, of 401 Young, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury – family violence.
• COLLIN PATRTICK WHITESEL, 26, of 2609 Wasson Rd. Apt. 72, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• VALERIE MIRAMONTES GARCIA, 27, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.

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