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November 8th

Looking to dump your old computer?

November 8, 2012

Area residents with old DVD players, computers and other electronics will have the chance to help the environment soon, when Keep Big Spring Beautiful and the city of Big Spring team up for the annual e-waste collection day.

Collection is set to begin Friday, Nov. 16, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. for businesses or residents needing to do away with 10 or more computers or other electronic items. However, the collection will be open to everyone in the community Saturday. Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Both collections are being held at the Municipal Landfill, located at 4100 E. FM 700.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 11-08

November 8, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• JOSEPH ANTHONY GUTIERREZ, 22, of 1707 State, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance and prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

November 7th

Voters reject change in EDC mandate

November 7, 2012

Residents of Big Spring voted convincingly in favor of keeping its existing Type A economic development corporation Tuesday night, as Proposition 1 was defeated with more than 60 percent of voters casting their ballots against the measure.

Proposition 1 — championed by Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan — asked voters to abolish the existing Type A Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, which is funded by a half-cent sales tax, in favor of a Type B agency. The measure received 3,257 ballots against (61.34 percent) and 2,053 votes in its favor (38.66 percent).

Big Spring ISD gets an 'A' on financial report card

November 7, 2012

Big Spring public school trustees will hear good news about the district's financial health when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

As it has every year since the program's inception, Big Spring Independent School District has received a “Superior Achievement” rating on Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) report compiled by the Texas Education Agency.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 11-07

November 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• TERRI LYNN YANEZ, 47, of 1105 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• LEONA JENE RADASA, 31, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ALBERTO REY GUTIERREZ, 29, of Dickinson, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Economic development prop fails

November 7, 2012

By THOMAS JENKINS
Staff Writer
Residents of Big Spring voted convincingly in favor of keeping its existing Type A economic development corporation Tuesday night, as Proposition 1 was defeated with more than 60 percent of voters casting their ballots against the measure.

November 5th

General election features local, national issues

November 5, 2012

A commissioners race and the future direction of Big Spring's economic development corporation are decisions local voters will make Tuesday, but they aren't the only issues that will impact Howard Countians.
Also on the ballot is the obvious presidential election featuring Democratic incumbent Barak Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
A bit closer to home is the race for U.S. Senator between Democrat Paul Sadler and Republican Ted Cruz.
Races for Railroad Commissioner, Supreme Court Justice and Court of Criminal Appeals Judge are also on Tuesday's ballot.

Police beat

November 5, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER, 33, of 4215 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• HENRY TREVINO FRANCO JR., 21, of 1009 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for c riminal mischief and failure to appear.

Christmas tree forest coming to Heritage Museum

November 5, 2012

Heritage Museum's Christmas Tree Forest turns 10 this year.
The museum's annual holiday exhibit, which will feature more than 40 custom-decorated Christmas trees, will open Nov. 15 and run through Dec. 21.
Around 40 businesses, organizations, school groups and individuals are expected to decorate trees for the fifth annual event at the museum, Director Nancy Raney said.
“We really enjoy the Christmas Tree Forest,” Raney said. “It gets us in the mood for Christmas. It always gets very beautiful down at the museum this time of year.

November 3rd

More than 5,000 cast early ballots

November 3, 2012

With early voting in this year's general election completed, officials with the Howard County Elections Administration office are turning their attention to Tuesday, when area voters will have one last chance to cast their ballots.

According to Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office has tallied nearly 5,600 ballots for early voting's two-week run, accounting for nearly 34 percent of the registered voters in Howard County.

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