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May 8th, 2012
The Texas Ethics Commission has dismissed the complaint filed against 118th District Court Judge Timothy Yeats, which alleged campaign finance violations committed during his 2010 bid for the bench.
Yeats was notified by mail this week the complaint â€” filed in February by Jim Doyle of Conroe, Texas, a member of the Texas Ethics Advisory Board, a political action committee (PAC) â€” had been dismissed and no fines or penalties were assessed.
Big Spring Post Office is providing an opportunity for residents to help their neighbors via the mail this weekend and it won't even cost postage.
It's the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive and it takes place Saturday during letter carriers' normal delivery runs.
Need a reminder? Well, remember those post cards the NALC used to send out before every food drive? Forget 'em.
â€śInstead of post cards, the AARP donated brown paper bags which we will place in everybody's mailbox Thursday,â€ť said Candace Williams, letter carrier and food drive coordinator.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LYNDON TRENT FRALEY, 52, of 1506 Stadium, was arrested Monday on warrants for failure to signal turn and failure to yield right-of-way to emergency vehicle.
â€˘ ALBERTO RIVAS, 53, of 306 N.E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SHAYNE CHRISTOPHER HUDGINS, 42, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 12, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
Convenience and quality care are two qualities Scenic Mountain Medical Center hopes to exhibit this week..
SMMC will be hosting an open house from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, There will be a ribbon cutting as well.
â€śWe want to invite the public to come out and see our remodel,â€ť said SMMC Marketing Director Kim Howell. â€śWe want to remind people we are here, but also show people what all we have to offer.â€ť
Ed Moughon knows the importance of volunteers.
â€śBig Spring State Hospital patients are provided exemplary care by the hospitalâ€™s more than 600 employees.
But the volunteers provide the warm touches that personalize their care and take it to a higher level,â€ť Moughon, state hospital superintendent, said.
â€śThe hospitalâ€™s volunteers are integral to the hospitalâ€™s day-to-day success, Their contributions are noticed daily, and once a year hospital employees publicly honor the more than 50 volunteers.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BILLY MANN KIRK, 66, of 627 State, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ RICHARD JAMES WHITE JR., 35, of 315 E. Alice, was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ ROLANDO ZAMORA JR., 22, of 1612 Bluebird, was arrested Saturday on warrants for disregarding a stop sign, failure to appear (two counts) and no safety seat system for child.
The Big Spring City Council is expected to deny a rate increase requested by Atmos Energy's West Texas Division during its meeting Tuesday night, a move city officials say is necessary due to a breakdown in negotiations.
The council gave final approval to suspend the rate increase by a unanimous vote in late February, a move designed to give the city time to study the request, according to City Finance Director Peggy Walker.
Early voting totals are down in this year's municipal contest, according to local election officials, with just two days left to cast early ballots next week.
Early voting polls netted just 778 ballots â€” 678 in-person and 100 mail-in ballots â€” during the first five days of early voting, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, less than what she had expected in the contest.
â€śConsidering the volatility of the 4B tax project on the ballot, I had really expected to see higher totals by this point,â€ť Bloom said.
Ready the sparklers and the aerials, planning for Pops in the Park is under way.
Tuesday, July 3 will once again be the date for the celebration. However, the show will start at 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes later than normal.
â€śWe don't know how much difference it will make, but we are hoping temperatures will be a little bit cooler,â€ť Jan Hansen, Pops in the Park chairman said.
Another change taking place this year will be the partnership with a new fireworks company out of Fort Worth. This year Atlas will be providing the fireworks used in the display.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ MAURICIO BLANCAS-VALLADARES, 35, of 2309 Richmond Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ROXANNE BLACKWELL, 38, of 801 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for fail to display drivers license, expired registration, failed to maintain financial responsibility, safety belt child under 17, fail to appear.
â€˘ JORGE LIMA-MONDRAGON, 37, of 1425 Japonica Ln., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.