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September 25th, 2012

Man arrested in Martin County stabbing

September 25, 2012

A barbecue turned violent in Martin County during the weekend, as a Midland man was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two people were treated for injuries, according to law enforcement officials.

Corey Glenn Rodgers, 43, of Midland, was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after officials with the Martin County Sheriff's Office say he attacked a number of people at a party Sunday evening in the 3000 block of State Highway 176.

Commissioners formally OK new tax rate

September 25, 2012

Howard County commissioners closed the books on their fiscal plan for the coming year Monday morning, as the court adopted its 2012-2013 tax rate on a unanimous vote.

The court adopted a tax rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation, down considerably from last year's 43.6720 cents per $100 valuation.
County Auditor Jackie Olson said the 2012-2013 rate — which is slightly more than the effective tax rate of 30.9221 cents — will generate $753,000 more tax dollars for the county than last year's levy.

September 24th

Grady homecoming queen

September 24, 2012

Courtesy photo
Grady High School 2012 Homecoming Queen Ellyn Avery shares a laugh with Kelly Cook, the 2011 Grady Homecoming queen, at midfield during the crowning ceremony. Ellyn's father, Jimmy Avery and Sam Warren, a member of the Grady Student Council look on.

Police beat

September 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MYRA ANN BOONE, 32, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 2, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TERRENCE ALI YOUNG, 23, of 711 Abrams, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault or family violence – intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation and unlawful restraint.
• MARTHA ANN CRENSHAW, 47, of 4200 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

Police beat

September 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MYRA ANN BOONE, 32, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 2, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TERRENCE ALI YOUNG, 23, of 711 Abrams, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault or family violence – intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation and unlawful restraint.
• MARTHA ANN CRENSHAW, 47, of 4200 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

Council to finalize tax rate, budget

September 24, 2012

The city of Big Spring is expected to cinch up its fiscal plan — and hopefully put a rather confusing appraisal gaff behind it — for the coming year Tuesday, as the panel hears final reading of the proposed 2012-2013 tax rate and budget.
The council approved first reading of the rate — 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation — during its Sept. 11 meeting on a 6-1 vote, with District 4 Councilman Bobby McDonald the lone dissenter.

September 22nd

Whitt gets 10 years in prison time

September 22, 2012

A 54-year-old Big Spring man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday morning in 118th District Court, pleading guilty to one count of prohibited sexual conduct after law enforcement discovered he had fathered a child with his daughter.
Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, formerly of 4302.5 S. Highway 87 and currently in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center, had been indicted by a grand jury June 1 on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies.

County to finalize tax rate Monday

September 22, 2012

Howard County commissioners will look to put the finishing touches on their 2012-2013 fiscal plan Monday, as the court looks to adopt its tax rate for the coming year.
The court — which approved its 2012-2013 budget during the Sept. 10 meeting — will consider adopting a tax rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation during the meeting.

Police blotter 9-22-2012

September 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ERNESTO ALONZO, 39, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving without being secured by safety belt.
• BRESHA DENAE RANDLE, 19, of 1805 Mittel Ave., was arrested Friday on warrants for fail to appear (x2), expired registration and failed to control speed.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1600 block of E. Sixth.
In the 3500 block of E. I-20.
In the 1100 block of Hwy 176.
In the 300 block of S. Rex in Forsan.

September 20th

BSHS fans ready for homecoming festivities

September 20, 2012

Light the bonfire, strike up the band and don the black and gold — Big Spring homecoming time has arrived.

Big Spring High School 2012 homecoming celebrations kick into high gear tonight and continue with events scheduled through Saturday.

BSHS students have marked homecoming all week with themed “dress up days,” but really get a chance to celebrate tonight at the annual bonfire rally. This year, the bonfire has been moved from the the old city compost facility to a vacant lot adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The event is scheduled to begin at around 8 p.m.

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