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September 10th, 2012
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LLOYD PHILLIP HANSARD, 27, of 804 W. Interstate Highway 20, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MASON JACK SNOW WILBANKS, 33, of 1202 E. Third St., was arrested Sunday on charges of failure to identify â€“ giving false information, resisting arrest, search or transportation and assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ JOSE ORTEGA, 20, of 1111 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Four Big Spring teens were arrested this morning in connection with the recent vandalization of the local Vietnam Memorial.
According to law enforcement officials, the arrests included:
â€˘ Devan James Clark, 17, on charges of criminal mischief â€“ damage to school, church or monument and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair.
â€˘ Anthony Alphonso Lewis, 17, on a charge of criminal mischief â€“ damage to school, church or monument.
FORSAN â€” No one is using the words â€śbond electionâ€ť just yet, but Forsan Independent School District officials are studying the very real possibility of asking voters to approve construction of a new elementary school.
When they meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room, FISD trustees will consider hiring a financial advisor to help them with details pertaining to a possible bond election which could be called for sometime in 2013.
School district officials have been considering replacing Elbow Elementary for some time, Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
Howard County commissioners are set to hold public hearings Monday morning concerning the proposed 2012-2013 tax rate and budget, as the county looks to move forward with its fiscal plan for the coming year.
According to County Auditor Jackie Olson, commissioners will be moving forward with a proposed rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ ANNIKKA MARIE TREJO, 24, of CR 104 El Toro Rd., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CANDIDA LYNN WHITEHEAD, 39, of 3706 Connally Street, was arrested Friday on charges of failed to maintain financial responsibility, expired motor vehicle inspection certification and warrant other agency.
â€˘Â JOHNATHON PAUL BUSTAMANTE, 23, of Odessa, was arrested Friday on a charge of no drivers license when unlicensed.
New rail opportunities could be making their way to Big Spring by next year.
Big Spring Economic Development Corporation approved a memorandum of understanding Wednesday with Express Midstream Services LLC (EMS) for a potential lease of property east of Sid Richardson's carbon black plant and northeast of Alon refinery.
As Sept. 11 approaches, Mike Tarpley and the local DAV chapter are gearing up for another ceremony. The ceremony â€” started in 2007 â€” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Big Spring Mall.
â€śThe original idea was to hold a ceremony at a flag pole out by Hangar 25 (Air Museum), but once I thought about it some more, we decided that it should be out here,â€ť Tarpley said from inside the mall.
The first year drew 70 people and has continued to grow ever since. Last year there were 250 people in attendance at the 9-11 ceremony.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SHAWN MICHAEL OVERTON, 24, of 1503 Lincoln, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ MARK MAXIANO GUTIERREZ, 21, of 2911 W. Highway 80 (apartment number not provided), was arrested Wednesday on warrants for consumption of alcohol by a minor, driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
In just a few days, the Comanche Warrior Triathlon returns to Big Spring.
Triathletes will be swimming, biking and running up and down county roads and through Comanche Trail Park starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.
â€śWe are looking forward to this year and can't wait for all the triathletes to get here,â€ť Debbie Wegman, event coordinator, said.
The competition, in its fifth year, will include a 500-meter swim in Comanche Trail Lake, transition to a 30K bike ride and will conclude with a 5K run.
Local law enforcement officials say they are following up on several leads from the vandalism and theft at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial believed to have taken place Aug. 25, however, no arrests have been made.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, the investigation into the vandalism and theft is ongoing.
â€śWe have several leads we are following up on at this time,â€ť Everett said. â€śThis is an ongoing investigation and I can't really say much more than that.â€ť