Howard County commissioners voted to begin accepting bids on a county-owned half-block of property on the city's north side during a special meeting Monday, hoping to take advantage of the ongoing real estate boom in the Crossroads area.
Following an executive session to discuss a recent inquiry to buy the property â€” located near the County Road and Bridge Office â€” the court gave the go ahead to begin taking bids on the plat, said County Judge Mark Barr.
Heading into the final day of early voting, polling totals for the Big Spring City Council District 5 election have gone pretty much as expected, officials said.
Early voting ends today in the runoff election, which pits Raul Benavides vs. J.D. Smith to see who will succeed Craig Olson as District 5 council member.
As of Friday afternoon, 93 persons had cast early ballots in the election, while another 12 had requested mail-in ballots, Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TEKIA WILLIAMS, 30, of 705 Wyoming, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JOLANDA JIMENEZ GONZALES, 43, of Ackerly, Texas, was arrested Monday on warrants for defective tail lamp, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ TOMMY BILLALBA JR., 24, of 3614 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on five warrants from other agencies.