The city administration will recommend the Big Spring City Council move forward with the published effective tax rate when it meets Tuesday evening, forcing the municipality to absorb a tax foul-up in the coming year estimated at $130,000.
The proposed tax rate â€” the rate published by the city and certified by the Howard County Appraisal District â€” is 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation.
Crossroads area residents have an opportunity to honor fallen heroes Tuesday with the fifth 9/11 ceremony at the Big Spring Mall.
More than 250 people attended the brief ceremony last year. This year's ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Special speaker will be Big Spring resident two-star General Major Eddy Spurgin. Other local dignitaries will participate.
Mike Tarpley, Vietnam veteran who has conducted each of the 9/11 ceremonies, said it is crucial we remember our veterans and what they have done.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ LLOYD PHILLIP HANSARD, 27, of 804 W. Interstate Highway 20, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ MASON JACK SNOW WILBANKS, 33, of 1202 E. Third St., was arrested Sunday on charges of failure to identify â€“ giving false information, resisting arrest, search or transportation and assault â€“ family violence.
â€¢ JOSE ORTEGA, 20, of 1111 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Four Big Spring teens were arrested this morning in connection with the recent vandalization of the local Vietnam Memorial.
According to law enforcement officials, the arrests included:
â€¢ Devan James Clark, 17, on charges of criminal mischief â€“ damage to school, church or monument and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair.
â€¢ Anthony Alphonso Lewis, 17, on a charge of criminal mischief â€“ damage to school, church or monument.