Archive - Feb 2013 - News Article
The Big Spring City Council is expected to approve first reading of a ordinance calling for the May 11 municipal general election, as two seats on the council go up for grabs this election season.
The mayoral seat, along with the District 5 seat on the council, will be decided by the May 11 contest.
Incumbent Mayor Tommy Duncan has indicated he will not seek a second term in the office, saying he never intended to serve more than one term in the position.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROY GUERRERO CERVANTES JR., 33, of 1304 Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ RUBEN RODRIQUEZ, 44, of 407 S. Young, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JOSHUA LEE JUNKIN, 25, of 108 Wilson, was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts), speeding and driving while license invalid.
FORSAN â€” School district trustees here will work to finalize estimates for a construction bond issue they hope to present to voters this May when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
It is now highly likely â€” although still not a certainty â€” Forsan Independent School District trustees will call for a bond election to be decided May 11. No final price tag has been set on the bond, although preliminary estimates are in the $20 million range.
More than a dozen area residents were indicted by a Howard County grand jury this week, with numerous true-bills for charges of possession of a controlled substance.
Cases were presented by District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson and Assistant District Attorney Robin Orr, as the grand jury indicted 16 people on 25 separate charges during Tuesday's session.
Among those indicted were:
â€˘ Holston Banks III, 21, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, evading arrest (third-degree felony) and injury to a child (third-degree felony).
A Big Spring man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and criminal mischief Thursday after a bizarre turn of events at the local Wagon Wheel restaurant.
Lapaul Eric Scaggs, 36, of 510 S. Benton, was arrested Thursday by Big Spring Police Department officers on charges of aggravated robbery and criminal mischief â€“ more than $1,500 and less than $20,000 after law enforcement officials say he allegedly refused to pay for his meal.
FORSAN â€“ There's always something.
As they have worked their way toward calling for a bond election to finance a new elementary school, Forsan Independent School District officials have tried to balance what they want with what they think the district's taxpayers can afford.
So, you can imagine their reaction when they learned the price tag might be boosted by a couple million dollars.
The culprit? Wastewater.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TABITHA MONTEZ, 19, of 1401 Princeton, was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
A lifetime of carving beauty from wood will be on display this month at Heritage Museum.
Various works from local resident Bill Brooks will make up â€śMy World is Turning,â€ť an exhibit which opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 28, Museum Director Nancy Raney said.
The exhibit will open with a wine and cheese reception at the museum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MONICA RENAE POLK, 38, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for assault by contact, failure to appear (three counts), no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and disregarding a stop sign.
â€˘ LAURA ANN MURPHY, 28, of 1102 Ridgeroad, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for backed so as to interfere (or without safety).
It has been slow going in the first few days of filing for area school board races.
Three candidates â€” all incumbents â€” have filed applications with their respective school districts as of Monday afternoon, school district officials reported.
Candidate filings began Wednesday and continue through March 1, officials said.
At Forsan ISD, Chris Evans has filed for re-election, while incumbents Daniel Ramos and Darren Patrick will seek another term on the Stanton ISD board.
Area school districts holding elections this may include (terms are for three years unless otherwise noted):