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March 30th

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.

March 28th

BSHS 2nd at district academic meet

March 28, 2013

Big Spring High School's academic team fell short of earning a second straight District 4-3A title, placing second to Abilene Wylie High School in Tuesday's University Interscholastic League meet at BSHS.

Wylie scored 541 points to handily win the meet, while Big Spring was second with 350.5 points. Snyder High School finished third with 220 points, followed by Monahans, Greenwood and Sweetwater.

“I was proud of our students,” said Jennifer Adams of BSHS, the district's meet coordinator. “I was hoping we'd repeat as district champs, but Wylie is always going to be tough.”

Got Cline Shale shock? Public hearing to help

March 28, 2013

The Cline Shale formation.

It's certainly on the tip of every tongue in the West Texas area, as local officials and residents continue to play up or down the expected effects of what the U.S. Geological Survey is saying could be largest oil-related discovery in the Permian Basin in the last 50 years.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-28

March 28, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALEX SANCHEZ, 26, of 809 S. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for hindering officers discharging official duties.
• MICHAEL DEWAYNE NORRIS, 39, of 3500 W. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 14, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
• DEBRA ANDERSON, 53, of Abilene, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• JANIE GALAVIZ, 41, of 3620 Calvin, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.

March 27th

Landfill payout cause of contention

March 27, 2013

Tempers flared Tuesday night as Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan and Howard County Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long went toe-to-toe during the city council meeting over an alleged ultimatum delivered by the city regarding future use of a new municipal landfill.

The city and county have been locked in negotiations regarding how the county should help pay for the purchase of property and operation of a new landfill planned for the municipality in the next few years.

Big Spring ISD donating Bauer to Head Start program

March 27, 2013

After a year of silence, the grounds at Bauer Elementary will soon echo again with the sound of children.

The Bauer campus, which has stood vacant since last May, is expected to be back in the business of educating young people, this time as the location for the local Head Start program.

Big Spring Independent School District trustees approved donating the campus to Greater Opportunities of the Permian Basin, which oversees Head Start operations in Big Spring, during their monthly board meeting.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-27

March 27, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• TERRY MARQUEZ, 28, of 1412 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• GARY LYNN HILDEBRAND, 40, of Robert Lee, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• BILLIE RAY BROWN, 54, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MICHAEL RENE ROBLES, 40, of 2509 Fairchild, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault – family violence.

March 26th

Egg hunts, concert on the way

March 26, 2013

It's going to be a busy weekend in Big Spring with a lot of bunny hopping and music.

• Friday, the Lamun-Lusk-Sanches Texas State Veterans Home will hold its 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on the facility's grounds. Free to the public, the event will feature Easter egg hunting in three age groups as well as food, drinks, games and more.

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