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May 15th

Mineral rights, renovations occupy BSISD agenda

May 15, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District trustees will consider selling the mineral rights to a small patch of district property when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

The property in question is a 5.5 acre tract of land near the BSISD bus barn on the 11th Place extension, said Debbie Green, district business manager.

Green said a firm has submitted a bid to purchase 50 percent of the mineral rights to the property. BSISD will retain all surface rights to the land, she added.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 05-15

May 15, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of 1302 Tucson, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• KEVIN WILLIAMS, 20, of 1002 Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• NICHOLES HERNANDEZ LIMON, 24, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• LATONYA KAY CUBIT, 31, of 600 Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 123, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.

May 14th

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.

May 13th

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.

May 11th

McLellan takes mayoral race, Benavides and Smith head for runoff election

May 11, 2013

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 — a whopping 70.15 percent to 28.52 percent — 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).

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