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March 14th, 2012

Bag ban discussed by council

March 14, 2012

Discussion Tuesday night by the Big Spring City Council on whether or not to ban the use of plastic grocery-type bags in the city limits ended with the panel agreeing the matter warrants more research and — most of all — a wary eye.
The council's decision to approach the matter comes on the heels of similar bans proposed and instituted in Fort Stockton, South Padre Island, Austin and Pecos, a trend started last year when Brownsville became the first city in Texas to ban the use of plastic bags in nearly all consumer settings.

March 13th

No new challengers in local primaries

March 13, 2012

As filing in this year's political party primaries came to a close last week — for the second time this election season, thanks to the blanket of distractions caused by the ongoing redistricting debacle — Howard County officials say they are moving forward with May 29 as the date for the upcoming elections.

Saundra Bloom, elections administrator for the county, said the secondary filing period ended Friday with no additional filings made locally.

Eggleston book signing set Wednesday

March 13, 2012

Former Big Spring and Howard County law officer Mike Eggleston will be at the Howard County Library Wednesday, signing copies of his book, “The True Story of the Sharpest Ever.”

Eggleston's life centered on cattle and cattle trucks before becoming a police officer in Howard County. On four different occasions while he was a patrolman with the Big Spring police Department he captured burglars in the act of burglary.

Police/Sheriff

March 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1405 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DAVID REY GONZALES, 41, of 404 N.E. Piner St., was arrested Monday on charges of warrant from other agency and possession of controlled substance less than one gram in drug free zone.
• BURGLARY OF BUILDING was reported in the 1200 block of Birdwell Lane.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 800 block of S. Owens Street.
In the 700 block of Creighton Street.

March 12th

Police beat

March 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JIMMY DEAN HOLLEY, 29, of Archer City, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 42, of 800 Lancaster, was arrested Sunday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
• ABEL ERIVES, 48, of 2636 CRC 2330 in Stanton, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

Rattlesnake Roundup slithering our way

March 12, 2012

Snakes alive! Snake, rattle and roll. For goodness snakes! OK, OK, enough of the bad puns.
It's coming, though, the 48th Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup, put on by the American Business Club (AMBUCS).
The venue is the Howard County Fair Barns, March 24-25. The snakes will be in the east-most barn, with the entry barn reserved for a free arts and crafts show.

Bag ban? City council to discuss banning plastic bags in Big Spring

March 12, 2012

The use of plastic grocery bags could have its days numbered in the city of Big Spring, as the city council is expected to begin discussions on the use — and possible elimination — of the items.
According to City Manager Gary Fuqua, the council will discuss the matter during its Tuesday night meeting, but no action will take place, at least not at this time.

Grant should help boost rail use at airpark

March 12, 2012

By AMANDA MORENO
Staff Writer
The train is coming.
Big Spring Rail System, operated by Transport Handling Specialists, is one of 12 rail line projects across the United States receiving funding from the Federal Railroad Administration Rail Line Relocation and Improvement grant program.

March 10th

Last round of memories served up at Herman's

March 10, 2012

A long-standing family business has shut its doors after 52 years.
Herman’s Restaurant, located at 1601 S. Gregg, no longer displays their daily special on the sign outside, instead it simply reads “‘For Sale.”
“There’s not much of a story as to why we are closing,” said Homer Wilkerson, Herman’s Restaurant owner. ““I’m 73 years old and among other factors it had just reached a point where it became too big of a challenge.”
Herman’s had come to be a place that held many memories, not only for the family but also for residents of Big Spring.

Road woes greet county commissioners

March 10, 2012

The good news: The energy boom is providing jobs and a better economy throughout West Texas, including the Crossroads area.
The bad news: The heavy trucks are taking a toll on county roads.
“It’s one of your better problems to have, but it’s a problem, nonetheless,” said County Judge Mark Barr, who plans to address the situation with Howard County Commissioners Court members Monday.
“At some point in time, the roads will have to be repaired, so we’re going to address that. It’s time,” said Barr.

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