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Moving up, moving out: McLellan gives up trustee post for mayor's role

May 14, 2013

The city's gain is Howard College's loss.

When Larry McLellan formally steps up as Big Spring mayor tonight, he also will step down as a trustee for the Howard County Junior College District.

The state secretary of state's office has ruled that the two offices are “incompatible” and cannot be held at the same time. Therefore, when McLellan takes the mayoral oath of office today, he will, by matter of law, resign from his college trustee position.

Council to focus on pending runoff

May 14, 2013

Big Spring City Council convenes at 5:30 p.m. today to call for a run-off election June 8 to decide the fate of the District 5 council seat.

Candidate Raul Benavides garnered the most votes in Saturday's election — 187 — while opponents J.D. Smith had 143 and Clint Collins tallied 93).

Police/Sheriff/EMS 05-14

May 14, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 13, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSE HILARIO MARTINEZ, 26, of 1505 E. Cherokee, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• NOEL GARCIA III, 31, of 1011 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 26, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Monday for possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2 ounces in a drug free zone and evading arrest/detention.
• GORDON WESLEY TAYLOR, 54, of 4200 Center Point Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of speeding.

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