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Putman and Spence

May 13, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Putman of Galveston, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Putman, to Grant Spence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Spence of Jersey Village, Texas. Miss Putman is the granddaughter of Chesley and Sallie Wilson of Big Spring, Texas, and Mr. Hugh T. Putman, deceased, and Marilyn Bows of McKinney, Texas. Mr. Spence is the grandson of Alfred Spence and Betty Walther of Houston, Texas, and Robert Reid, deceased, and Shirley Reid Moon of Houston.

Seven indictments handed down by Martin County grand jury

May 13, 2013

A Martin County grand jury handed down seven indictments during its Friday meeting.
Hardy Wilkerson, district attorney for the 118th District Court, presented the grand jury a number of cases. The jury true-billed more than a half-dozen, including:
• Dave L. Cape, 50, of Stanton (post office box only), intoxication assault with a vehicle (third-degree felony).
• Gavino Cortez Jr., 25, of 806 S. Houston in Lamesa, Texas, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).

Police Beat

May 13, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRANDON S. COX, 38, of 312 Union, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ALONZO GONZALES, 22, of 1101 Grafa, was arrested Sunday on warrants for speeding and failure to control speed.
• MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 34, of 602 E. 11th Place, was arrested Sunday on warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license invalid, failure to appear and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.

Duncan pleased with accomplishments

May 13, 2013

Three years after being swept into office on promises of lower taxes, improvements to infrastructure and giving voters an increased voice in major city issues, Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan is leaving office figuring he batted three-for-three.
On the eve of his surrendering the mayor's gavel to Larry McLellan, Duncan points with pride to the fact that the city made major movement on what he considered the key issues facing the municipality.

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