Tuesday's special meeting of the Big Spring City Council proved to be special indeed. Following 30- to 45-minute interviews with the remaining three city manager candidates and a lengthy deliberation, the Big Spring City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday evening to grant Todd Darden the position of city manager.
â€śWe had 34 candidates when we started,â€ť said newly elected mayor Larry McLellan. During the June 11 meeting that number was reduced to three.â€ť
Big Spring school trustees will begin hammering out details of the district's next budget when they meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
Budget crafting is never a pleasant undertaking, but it may be worse Big Spring ISD officials this year. As things stand now, the district is looking for ways to make do with about $1 million less in state appropriations this coming fiscal year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BRAD WAYNE DUGAN JR., 29, of 4614 Aspen, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a dangerous drug.
â€˘ OSCAR ORTIZ, 24, of 1401 N. Highway 87 Apt. 1002, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear.
â€˘ ASHLEY ANN TAYLOR, 33, of 1112 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for parent contributing to the non-attendance of a minor.