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February 8th

Robbery to go: Man jailed following Wagon Wheel incident

February 8, 2013

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 – more than $1,500 and less than $20,000 after law enforcement officials say he allegedly refused to pay for his meal.

Water problem clouds bond issue

February 8, 2013

FORSAN – There's always something.

As they have worked their way toward calling for a bond election to finance a new elementary school, Forsan Independent School District officials have tried to balance what they want with what they think the district's taxpayers can afford.

So, you can imagine their reaction when they learned the price tag might be boosted by a couple million dollars.

The culprit? Wastewater.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-8

February 8, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• TABITHA MONTEZ, 19, of 1401 Princeton, was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

February 7th

Brooks woodworking exhibit opens Saturday at museum

February 7, 2013

A lifetime of carving beauty from wood will be on display this month at Heritage Museum.

Various works from local resident Bill Brooks will make up “My World is Turning,” an exhibit which opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 28, Museum Director Nancy Raney said.

The exhibit will open with a wine and cheese reception at the museum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Police/Sheriff 2-7

February 7, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MONICA RENAE POLK, 38, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for assault by contact, failure to appear (three counts), no driver's license – when unlicensed and disregarding a stop sign.
• LAURA ANN MURPHY, 28, of 1102 Ridgeroad, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for backed so as to interfere (or without safety).

February 6th

Filing slow for area school board races

February 6, 2013

It has been slow going in the first few days of filing for area school board races.

Three candidates — all incumbents — have filed applications with their respective school districts as of Monday afternoon, school district officials reported.

Candidate filings began Wednesday and continue through March 1, officials said.

At Forsan ISD, Chris Evans has 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):

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-6

February 6, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PAUL RAY FLANNELL, 55, of 1106 W. Fourth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for dog or cat running at large.
• HOWARD BRANDON JOHNSON, 28, of 1511 S. Scurry Apt. A, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• TANYA L. WATERS, 33, of 200 N. FM 820 in Coahoma, was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal mischief and public intoxication.

February 5th

McLellan files for mayor post

February 5, 2013

The first political hat has been tossed in the city of Big Spring, as Leonards Pharmacy Inc. owner and former economic development board member Larry McLellan filed last week to run for the mayoral seat on the city council.

McLellan will be vying for the seat currently held by one-term Mayor Tommy Duncan, who announced last week he would not be seeking re-election.

Local man arrested on indecency charge

February 5, 2013

A local man was arrested on indecency with a child charges stemming from an alleged incident in Comanche Trail Park.

Aaron Lustfeldt, 27, of Big Spring, was awaiting arraignment this morning after being arrested on the indecency charge, said Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett.

The incident was alleged to have occurred Friday afternoon.

February 4th

Input sought on proposed nuclear waste site

February 4, 2013

About 20 percent of the United States' energy is derived from the 104 nuclear power plants across the nation. Harnessing the power of atomic energy is a complex business, but one that has proven to be efficient and relatively safe since its inception.

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