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February 27th

City races heating up

February 27, 2013

The race for the District 5 seat on the Big Spring City Council is finally heating up, as two local residents have thrown their hats into the political arena.

Clint Collins, 44, pastor at Life Church, has filed his candidacy for the District 5 seat with the Big Spring City Secretary's office. Also filing for the seat is 48-year-old Raul Benavides, a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments.

According to Collins, several local residents approached him and encouraged him to file to run for the District 5 seat.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-27

February 27, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LAQUITA LASHAY GRAY, 34, of 1515 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, failure to maintain financial responsibility and a warrant from another agency.
• AMY MONIQUE WEBBER, 41, of 3214 Oasis, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• JOEY DALE GOODWIN, 39, of 510 Donley, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

February 26th

FISD board sets bond issue for May 11 election

February 26, 2013

FORSAN — School trustees here unanimously voted Monday evening to send a $23.8 million construction bond issue to voters in May.

After several months of study, Forsan Independent School District officials decided to move forward with a proposal that, pending voter approval, will finance a new elementary school and several renovations at the secondary campus and other facilities.

Items to be financed by the bond package include:

War and its relationship to Webb AFB workshop topic

February 26, 2013

An educational and fun workshop is being offered to area children by Hangar 25 Air Museum.

Children age 5 through 12 are invited to attend the Saturday, March 16, event, titled “When Worst Comes to War: Korea and Vietnam at Webb AFB.”

“It is a wonderful educational opportunity for kids to learn about the Korean and Vietnam wars,” said Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator. “Webb AFB was in operation during both of these conflicts and many pilots who served there found themselves fighting in these arenas.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-26

February 26, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• THOMAS OLIVER BRADBERRY, 45, of 2705 Ann Dr., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DEBRA LYNN KNOTT, 51, of 106 E. 22nd St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• AARON SCOTT LANGFORD, 31, of 2506 Gunter, was arrested Monday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid (two counts) and open container in a motor vehicle – passenger.

February 25th

State veterans home sued by state AG

February 25, 2013

The state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas Veterans Home, charging the facility with violating minimum nursing home standards and threatening the health and safety of its residents.
The suit, brought by Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott on behalf of the state Department of Aging and Disability Services, was filed in 118th District Court last week against Sears Methodist Retirement System Inc. and Senior Dimensions Inc., owners of the veterans' home.

Police

February 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MIGUEL ANGEL REYES JR., 34, of 1519 Tucson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• EMMETT WAYNE RASH, 37, of Granbury, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – second offense.
• ALFONSO VARGAS, 23, of 3604 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• EAMON SEAN DALEY, 20, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

February 23rd

CASA sends out call for volunteers

February 23, 2013

If you have a passion to help children in need, CASA of West Texas has a job for you. The pay isn't great — in fact, there is no pay — but the rewards, officials say, are tremendous.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will begin accepting applications for volunteer child advocates Monday at its Big Spring office located at 310 Scurry, said Patty Pisklak, executive director.

Forsan ISD trustees to call for bond election

February 23, 2013

FORSAN — “If” is about to become “when.”

After months of study, Forsan Independent School District trustees are expected to officially call for a bond election to construct a new elementary school and other renovations when they hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

Final price estimates for the bond have not been settled, although options trustees are considering carry price tags ranging from $20 million to $25 million, Superintendent Randy Johnson said.

Items which will definitely be included in the bond package include:

Electronic bids resolution tops council agenda

February 23, 2013

A resolution to ensure the “identification, security and confidentiality” of electronic bids or proposals is among the agenda items for Big Spring City Council in an emergency meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The resolution basically permits the city to accept bids of proposals in electronic form. It also sets out rules to protect the integrity of those bids.

The measure is designed to allow the city to keep pace with ever-changing world of technology, in which more and more “business” is conducted electronically instead of by paper.

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