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May 23rd, 2012

Holdampf, Cimino highlight Forsan’s 2012 graduating class

May 23, 2012

FORSAN — Forsan High School has announced its top graduates for the Class of 2012.
Sydney Holdampf, daughter of Paula and James Holdampf of Big Spring, is class valedictorian, while Hope Cimino, daughter of Sam and Steve Cimino of Big Spring, is class salutatorian.
Holdampf will graduate with a ranking grade point average of 5.11111, while Cimino’s ranking GPA is 4.89361.

Borden top graduates announced

May 23, 2012

GAIL — Shayli Boles and Austin Fields have been named the top graduates for the Borden County High School Class of 2012.
Boles, daughter of Scott and Sheri Boles of Lamesa, is class valedictorian. She is a member of the National Beta Club and is a Distinguished Achievement graduate. Also, she completed 30 hours of dual credit college classes through Western Texas College of Snyder during her high school career.

Police blotter 5-23-2012

May 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARY JEAN BERRY, 41, of 4000 W. Highway 80, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for theft between $500 and $1500.
• PAULA SUE BAKER, 52, of 101 E. 16th Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• VERONICA MARIE ORTIZ, 29, of 1509 W. Fourth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
• DAVID LYNN DOW, 29, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass-habitation/shelter and evading arrest/detention.

May 22nd

Neugebauer to host town hall

May 22, 2012

Area residents will have the opportunity to sound off to their congressional representative Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Lubbock) will participate in a variety of activities Wednesday, capped by a town hall meeting set for 2:30 p.m. at Howard College’s Hall Center for the Arts.
The meeting will follow the structure of past events Neugebauer has hosted — the congressman will give a brief legislative update, then open the floor for questions from the public.

Police blotter 5-22-2012

May 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHASITI CODI MCDANIEL, 27, of 1426 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• THEFT was reported:
In the area of Moore School Road.
Near the intersection of County Rd. 48 and FM 2230.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 4200 block of Hamilton.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

County : Road and bridge hire on tap

May 22, 2012

Howard County commissioners moved one step closer to hiring a new road and bridge administrator during a special meeting Monday morning, as the court looks to fill the position, which has been open since late March.
Commissioners met Monday in executive session to discuss two candidates, both of which County Judge Mark Barr described as extremely well qualified.

Flores stepping down as HC provost

May 22, 2012

Goodbyes and hellos will figuratively highlight this month’s Howard College trustees’ meeting.
Trustees are expected to accept the resignation of Provost Javier Flores and greet his replacement when they meet in the Tumbleweed Room at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

May 21st

Ring of fire: Eclipse shadows area

May 21, 2012

West Texas residents got a celestial treat late Sunday evening as an annular solar eclipse created a ring of fire in the sky that could be seen all over the Panhandle Region.

According to scientists, the next annular solar eclipse visible in the United States won’t be seen until 2023.

Hundreds of Crossroads residents lined the mountainside street at the Big Spring State Park’s Scenic Mountain to watch the eclipse. Many called the spectacle a “once in a lifetime event,” spending time with loved ones.

Paper to be delayed today

May 21, 2012

Because of problems with our press, today's edition of the Herald will be delivered between two and three hours later than normal. We apologize to our readers for the inconvenience.

Council to canvass election results

May 21, 2012

The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday night to canvass the results of the May 12 municipal election, which will officially get the ball rolling on the $13 million overhaul of the municipality's water and wastewater facilities utilizing economic development funding approved by voters.

The council is expected to consider emergency reading of an ordinance canvassing the results of the election during the meeting, including the race for the District 4 seat on the council and the controversial 4B sales tax project voters approved by a whopping 71 percent margin.

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