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January 12th

Road closure tops commissioners' agenda

January 12, 2013

A resolution to permanently close a portion of a county road in the Tubbs Addition will highlight a routine meeting of Howard County Commissioners Court at 10 a.m. Monday.

The road dead-ends in front of two homes and both owners have petitioned the county to close the road to through traffic.

“it's pretty simple, really,” county Judge Mark barr said. “Both property owners are in agreement over this. All it takes is a resolution.”

Also Monday, commissioners will hear a report from Sheriff Stan Parker on the ethnic profile of county jail prisoners during 2012.

Forsan ISD trustees to consider grading rule suspension

January 12, 2013

FORSAN —School trustees here are expected to join the majority of Texas school districts in suspending a controversial grading rule when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

The board will consider a resolution suspending the “15 percent rule.” Under the rule, a student's score on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end of course exams would account for 15 percent of the student's final grade in each tested subject area.

January 10th

Capitol shirts deadline approaches

January 10, 2013

Time is running out for area residents to order their shirts for the biannual Howard County Day at the Capitol, which is slated for early February.

Friday is the last day to order one of the black, button-up shirts emblazoned with the Howard County logo, according to Teresa Darden, Big Spring Economic Development Corporation executive assistant.

Coats, heaters sought by Salvation Army

January 10, 2013

Officials with the Big Spring Area Salvation Army say this year's winter coat and heater drive are going well, however, with temperatures expected to drop dramatically in the coming weeks, the demand is anticipated to exceed supply.

According to Patsy Heckler, office manager for the local charity, there are a few space heaters currently in stock.

“We have approximately two to three space heaters available right now,” Heckler said. “It's always hard to say how long they will last and with the coming cold snap, I expect they will go pretty quickly.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-10

January 10, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SETH DAVID MITCHELL, 29, of 1705 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention using a motor vehicle, driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• ROBERT ADAM MATA, 26, of 1511 S. Johnson, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• DAVID BRIAN LOWNES, 53, of 5700 Cedar Rd. Apt. 47, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

January 9th

Chamber banquet details set

January 9, 2013

Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce has set the time, place and date for its annual banquet and as a result, has extended the deadline for Man and Woman of the Year nominations.

First things first. The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 on the Sonic Floor at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. Tickets are $25 per person, with a reservation deadline of Jan. 25.

Masters of ceremony will be Jan Hendricks and Tatum Hubbard with CBS 7 News. Providing entertainment will be Eddie Vandewalker and the Howard College Music Department. Great Western Dining will cater the meal.

No jail time for spinning tires in city

January 9, 2013

Area teens intent on barking their tires or slinging gravel on Big Spring streets could certainly find themselves in hot water with law enforcement. However, such a childish transgression will no longer merit a trip behind bars.

The Big Spring City Council approved a new ordinance Tuesday night that will hopefully address a problem presented several years ago when the state legislature made such exhibitions of acceleration a Class B misdemeanor.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-9

January 9, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESSE RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ, 45, of 114 Hooser Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• ISSAC JAMES TARIN, 20, of 1907 S. Main St., was arrested Tuesday on citations for public intoxication (two counts) and failure to appear.
• DAMIAN WESLEY BAILEY, 22, of 435 Dallas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DANIEL RUSSELL QUALLS, 33, of 2516 Chanute, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.

January 8th

County junior livestock show opens Wednesday

January 8, 2013

Call it, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Farm Animals (But Was Afraid to Ask).”

Hundreds of area youngsters will display their work when the Howard County Junior Livestock Show debuts Wednesday at the Howard County Fair Barns.

This is the final year the livestock show will be held at the fair barns — in 2013, it will shift to the newly constructed agriculture pavilion on the Howard College campus.

The annual event begins with weigh-ins for lambs and goats Wednesday morning. Judging of lambs will begin at 3 p.m., with the goat show following immediately afterward.

Tax season cometh: Aids getting out pens, pads to help you file

January 8, 2013

While the U.S. government's self-built “fiscal cliff” may theoretically be behind Crossroads residents, another time filled with red tape and legalese is just on the horizon, as tax season prepares to get into full swing.

Despite the pitfalls of tax preparations and filing options, area residents won't be forced to face the task alone, as the volunteers with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program will be ready to lend a helping hand weekly until the April deadline.

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