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Roadwork may hinder early voting

May 1, 2013

Early voting in this year's municipal and school board elections remains slow and steady, according to county election officials, as voters look to decide a number of local contests.

Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said voting was fairly strong Monday, which marked the opening of early voting across the state.

Accountability ratings under scrutiny

May 1, 2013

Area educators are casting a wary eye at new school accountability ratings announced by the Texas Education Agency.

TEA Commissioner Michael L. Williams announced the four components that will be part of the new 2013 state accountability system for school districts, campuses and charters in Texas. The first ratings under this system will be issued by the Texas Education Agency this August.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 5-1

May 1, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ, 23, of 2526 Ent Dr., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
• HEATHER L. MAY, 28, of Joliet, Ill., was arrested Tuesday on charges of shoplifting and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• MARTY DEWAYNE RICHTER, 45, of 120 Moore Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter.

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