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Commissioners to mull sensitive landfill issue

March 30, 2013

Howard County commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss the fallout of Tuesday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, which had Commissioner Jimmie Long going toe-to-toe with Mayor Tommy Duncan regarding fiscal support from the county in the opening of a new municipal landfill.

The question currently before county commissioners is whether or not to help the city fund the purchase of land and construction of a new landfill, and, if so, how much money is appropriate.

Forsan kindergarten, pre-K registration begins April 8

March 30, 2013

ELBOW — Forsan Elementary at Elbow has scheduled pre-k and kindergarten pre-registration for Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12 in the elementary office located south of Big Spring at the corner of Nichols Road and FM 818.

The school office will be open for registration between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

In order to be eligible for pre-kindergarten, the student must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

• Must be unable to speak or comprehend English;
• The family fully qualifies for free or reduced-price lunches;

Police blotter 3-31

March 30, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER, 33, 900 S. Aylesford, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and theft under $50.
• JOHN MARTINEZ RAMIREZ, 46, 1516A Sycamore, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana under two ounces.
• JOSE MANUEL BUSTAMANTE, 40, 416 Westover, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana under two ounces, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility and two warrants for failure to appear.

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