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June 12th, 2013
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARK ANTHONY CHAVERA, 24, of 1502 Chickasaw St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
â€˘ KIMBERLY NICOLE RIOS, 26, of 1606 Bluebird St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
â€˘ DARRIN RAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
The Big Spring City Council will canvass the results of the Saturday night runoff between District 5 challengers during its Tuesday meeting, awarding the position to Raul Benavides, who won the election with 63 percent of the vote.
Benavides and challenger J.D. Smith first met in the May 11 election â€” joined by fellow political hopeful Clint Collins â€” with Benavides taking top honors with 44.21 percent (187 ballots) of the vote, while opponents Smith won 33.81 percent (143 ballots) and Clint Collins took 21.99 percent (93 ballots).
It's a homecoming of sorts for the interim director of the local VA medical center.
Andrew â€śAndyâ€ť M. Welch, currently director of the Amarillo VA Health Care System, is pulling double duty of sorts for the next few months â€” he has been named interim director of the West Texas VA Health Care System based in Big Spring, but will continue serving in Amarillo as well.
In Big Spring, Welch succeeds Daniel Marsh, who resigned in late May to become director of the VA medical center in Oklahoma City.
Welch assumed his interim duties here June 2.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE CASTRO, 42, transient, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JACOB ALEXANDER GALAN, 23, of 1607 S. Main St., was arrested Sunday on charges of evading arrest or detention, public intoxication and shoplifting - $50 or less.
â€˘ TYLER JAMES SMITH, 28, of Sweetwater, Texas, was arrested Sunday on charges of hindering officers discharging official duties and public intoxication.
Howard County commissioners will begin the process of replacing a â€śgreat assetâ€ť when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the county courthouse's third-floor courtroom.
Commissioners will go into closed session during the meeting to discuss finding a replacement for Quail Dobbs, who is retiring after more than 14 years as Precinct 2 justice of the peace.
County Judge Mark Barr said Dobbs informed him of his decision to retire within the past two weeks.
It is possible the Howard County Junior College District Board of Trustees could have a new member as soon as Monday.
The board meets at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room, and one of the main topics to consider will be finding a replacement for former trustee Larry McLellan, who resigned in May following his election as Big Spring mayor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 7 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 31, of 3614 Parkway, was arrested Friday on charges of criminal trespass of a habitation or shelter, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license invalid, defective head lamps, failure to appear and a warrant for criminal trespass from another agency.
â€˘ KENNETH CLARK SMITH, 26, of 17900 S. HWY 87, was arrested Friday on a charge of reckless driving.
While Howard College officials are disappointed in not receiving more state money this year, they are celebrating a new funding process they believe will stabilize funding for the institution.
Barring a last-minute change of heart from Gov. Rick Perry, state appropriations to the Howard County Junior College District will remain roughly the same as last year.
Anyone over the age of 50 would probably look back on the idea of having to attend summer school and shiver â€” and, to be honest, no student of any era relishes the idea of attending classes when everyone else is goofing off â€” but the focus of summer classes has changed significantly over the years.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
â€˘ VICTOR RAYMOND DOMINGUEZ, 37, 1425 E. Sixth No. 19, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ PEDRO RIVERA APONTE, 54, 1305 Nolan, was arrested on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to control speed, two counts of failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JENNIFER DEANN CATE, 30, Forsan, was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ JOSHUA NATHANIEL MILLER, 36, 2623 Hunter, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.