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September 10th

City council to adopt tax rate

September 10, 2012

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 — the rate published by the city and certified by the Howard County Appraisal District — is 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation.

9/11 ceremony set Tuesday at mall

September 10, 2012

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.

Police beat

September 10, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• LLOYD PHILLIP HANSARD, 27, of 804 W. Interstate Highway 20, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MASON JACK SNOW WILBANKS, 33, of 1202 E. Third St., was arrested Sunday on charges of failure to identify – giving false information, resisting arrest, search or transportation and assault – family violence.
• JOSE ORTEGA, 20, of 1111 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Local teens arrested for Memorial vandalism

September 10, 2012

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:
• Devan James Clark, 17, on charges of criminal mischief – damage to school, church or monument and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair.
• Anthony Alphonso Lewis, 17, on a charge of criminal mischief – damage to school, church or monument.

September 8th

Forsan ISD mulls new campus

September 8, 2012

FORSAN — No one is using the words “bond election” just yet, but Forsan Independent School District officials are studying the very real possibility of asking voters to approve construction of a new elementary school.

When they meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room, FISD trustees will consider hiring a financial advisor to help them with details pertaining to a possible bond election which could be called for sometime in 2013.

School district officials have been considering replacing Elbow Elementary for some time, Superintendent Randy Johnson said.

Hearings Monday on county budget, tax rate

September 8, 2012

Howard County commissioners are set to hold public hearings Monday morning concerning the proposed 2012-2013 tax rate and budget, as the county looks to move forward with its fiscal plan for the coming year.
According to County Auditor Jackie Olson, commissioners will be moving forward with a proposed rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation.

Police blotter

September 8, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ANNIKKA MARIE TREJO, 24, of CR 104 El Toro Rd., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CANDIDA LYNN WHITEHEAD, 39, of 3706 Connally Street, was arrested Friday on charges of failed to maintain financial responsibility, expired motor vehicle inspection certification and warrant other agency.
• JOHNATHON PAUL BUSTAMANTE, 23, of Odessa, was arrested Friday on a charge of no drivers license when unlicensed.

September 6th

Rail yard could be possibility

September 6, 2012

New rail opportunities could be making their way to Big Spring by next year.

Big Spring Economic Development Corporation approved a memorandum of understanding Wednesday with Express Midstream Services LLC (EMS) for a potential lease of property east of Sid Richardson's carbon black plant and northeast of Alon refinery.

Ceremony honoring fallen heroes planned for 9/11 at Big Spring Mall

September 6, 2012

As Sept. 11 approaches, Mike Tarpley and the local DAV chapter are gearing up for another ceremony. The ceremony — started in 2007 — will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Big Spring Mall.

“The original idea was to hold a ceremony at a flag pole out by Hangar 25 (Air Museum), but once I thought about it some more, we decided that it should be out here,” Tarpley said from inside the mall.

The first year drew 70 people and has continued to grow ever since. Last year there were 250 people in attendance at the 9-11 ceremony.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 6, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SHAWN MICHAEL OVERTON, 24, of 1503 Lincoln, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• MARK MAXIANO GUTIERREZ, 21, of 2911 W. Highway 80 (apartment number not provided), was arrested Wednesday on warrants for consumption of alcohol by a minor, driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.

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