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Landfill tops city agenda

April 22, 2013

The Big Spring City Council is set to meet Tuesday evening, with final approval of an agreement between the municipality and the county to fund the opening and construction of a new city landfill topping the agenda.

The resolution — which includes an inter-local agreement with Howard County to provide for sharing of the costs of land acquisition, permitting, operation, ownership, closure and post closure of a new municipal landfill — has been at the center of turmoil between the two governments since the city council approved first reading of the measure March 26.

Elbow Elementary wins performance award from TEA

April 22, 2013

FORSAN — Forsan Independent School District's Elbow Elementary won an award presented to successful schools with a high proportion of low-income students.

Elbow received the Texas Education Agency's Distinguished Performance Award, given to high performing campuses which have at least 40 percent of its students coming from low-income families.

The school was one of only 211 campuses state-wide — and one of only two in this region — to earn this award, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 04-22

April 22, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER RAY TEICHMAN, 40, of 1207 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JOHN THOMAS MARTINEZ, 27, of 709 Creighton, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 32, of 2403 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and criminal mischief.

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