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Elections will be the main topic of discussion when Big Spring Independent School District trustees hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
The board will consider approval of a resolution which would allow trustees to be elected by a simple plurality of votes. Currently, trustees must be elected by a majority of votes, even if that means holding runoff elections.
The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of an ordinance that will place a four-way stop at the intersection of Settles and Stadium during its Tuesday night meeting, as well as approved first reading of an ordinance calling for the May 11 municipal elections.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JAMES DEWAYNE TURNBO, 34, of 807 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention and a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ LUIS ALEJANDRO RAMOS, 24, of 1606 Cardinal, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for public intoxication, theft and failure to appear (two counts).
â€¢ FERMIN FLORES, 62, of 610 N.W. Seventh St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
Howard County commissioners agreed Monday morning to submit a road use agreement recently adopted by the court to the Texas Attorney General's office in an effort to clarify how the new law will affect area oil transport and trucking companies.
The road use agreement was adopted by commissioners on a unanimous vote in late-December in an effort to help fund much-needed repairs to county roadways damaged by the increase in truck traffic generated by the recent boom in the oil field.
The pace of candidate filing for area school races continues to be slow, officials announced.
As of this morning, only four candidates â€” all incumbents â€” have filed applications with their respective school districts.
Candidate filings continue through March 1, officials said.
At Forsan ISD, Chris Evans and Tom Bill Kuykendall filed for re-election, while incumbents Daniel Ramos and Darren Patrick will seek another term on the Stanton ISD board.
Area school districts holding elections this may include (terms are for three years unless otherwise noted):
The Big Spring City Council is expected to approve first reading of a ordinance calling for the May 11 municipal general election, as two seats on the council go up for grabs this election season.
The mayoral seat, along with the District 5 seat on the council, will be decided by the May 11 contest.
Incumbent Mayor Tommy Duncan has indicated he will not seek a second term in the office, saying he never intended to serve more than one term in the position.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ROY GUERRERO CERVANTES JR., 33, of 1304 Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ RUBEN RODRIQUEZ, 44, of 407 S. Young, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ JOSHUA LEE JUNKIN, 25, of 108 Wilson, was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts), speeding and driving while license invalid.
FORSAN â€” School district trustees here will work to finalize estimates for a construction bond issue they hope to present to voters this May when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
It is now highly likely â€” although still not a certainty â€” Forsan Independent School District trustees will call for a bond election to be decided May 11. No final price tag has been set on the bond, although preliminary estimates are in the $20 million range.
More than a dozen area residents were indicted by a Howard County grand jury this week, with numerous true-bills for charges of possession of a controlled substance.
Cases were presented by District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson and Assistant District Attorney Robin Orr, as the grand jury indicted 16 people on 25 separate charges during Tuesday's session.
Among those indicted were:
â€¢ Holston Banks III, 21, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, evading arrest (third-degree felony) and injury to a child (third-degree felony).
A Big Spring man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and criminal mischief Thursday after a bizarre turn of events at the local Wagon Wheel restaurant.
Lapaul Eric Scaggs, 36, of 510 S. Benton, was arrested Thursday by Big Spring Police Department officers on charges of aggravated robbery and criminal mischief â€“ more than $1,500 and less than $20,000 after law enforcement officials say he allegedly refused to pay for his meal.