Archive - May 11, 2013 - News Article
Big Spring businessman Larry McLellan delivered a convincing victory in Saturday night's election for the mayoral seat on the city council, edging out challenger Roger Rodman with more than 65 percent of the city-wide vote.
McLellan led Rodman 698 ballots to 282 ballots â€” a whopping 70.15 percent to 28.52 percent â€” following the release of early voting totals just after the polls closed at 7 p.m. Rodman would close the gap only marginally by the end of the night, however, with McLellan taking the final victory with 66.63 percent (1,074 ballots) to Rodman's 31.33 percent (505 ballots).
Forsan Independent School District voters overwhelmingly supported a $23.8 million bond election to construct a new elementary school building and make renovations at the high school and junior high campus, approving the measure by more than 81 percent.
The new Colorado River Municipal Water District water reclamation plant is up and running, according to district officials, as the facility goes through a 30-day run to make sure all of the â€śbells and whistlesâ€ť are operating as planned.
CRMWD Manager John Grant said the facility â€” located on the city's east side, near the municipal animal shlter â€” is fully operational and adding approximately 2 million gallons of reclaimed water to the district's raw water supply each day.
FORSAN â€” Although the amount of state money they will receive this year is yet to be determined, school trustees here will begin addressing budget matters for the coming fiscal year when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
Specifically, the school board will begin looking at two areas which make up the lion's share of the budget â€” salaries and health insurance for employees.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 11, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JUSTIN M. RAMIREZ, 25, of 710 Willia was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SAMMEAL RAY GRAY, 29, of 1405 Settles was arrested Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct language.
â€˘ FRANKLIN LAMARR CURTIS, 47, of 808 W. Third was arrested Friday for having stood in roadway to solicit ride (contributions, employment or business).
â€˘ AMANDA JO MASSEY, 24, of 2438 Whitmire, Midland was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.