Archive - Jan 23, 2013 - News Article
Two longtime top city officials announced Tuesday they will be retiring.
Lonnie Smith told Big Spring City Council members, city employees and council audience he would be retiring as police chief March 30.
â€śI have had great pleasure in serving this community as an officer and administrator for the past 35 years and as the chief for the past 15 years,â€ť a very emotional Smith told the council and audience. â€śWe have a great department and I'm proud to be a part of it. It has a strong foundation to continue to build on.â€ť
The father-son farming duo of Johnny and Jeremy Louder received top honors at the annual Howard Soil and Water Conservation District's annual banquet Tuesday evening.
The Louders, who have farmed in Howard, Martin and Glasscock counties for more than 50 combined years, were named the district's Outstanding Conservation Farmers for 2012.
Johnny Louder began farming in 1973, while his son, Jeremy, is in his 13th year in the business. Both are Texas Tech graduates who grow both dryland and irrigated cotton on their farm lands.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JESUS ELIAS MORALES, 42, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ LUIS ADOLFO PENA, 38, of 1105 E. 14th St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ CAROL CHAVEZ, 36, of 1109 N. Aylesford Apt. 328, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ JENNY MARIE LYON, 38, of 604 Caylor, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.