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February 17th, 2012

2 file for seats on city council here

February 17, 2012

Two new candidates have tossed their hats into the ring in Big Spring for the municipal election set for May 12, as political hopefuls have filed to run in Districts 2 and 4.

In the race for the District 2 seat, local resident Carmen Moreno Harbour filed late Thursday afternoon to have her name placed on the ballot. The District 2 seat is currently held by incumbent Manuel Ramirez Jr., who has not yet filed to run for re-election.

CISD trustees set up election, OK salary schedule, enrollment

February 17, 2012

Election talk topped the agenda of the Coahoma ISD board of trustees meeting Thursday evening.

Action was taken to call the CISD board of trustee election for May 12. The three-year terms held by Brian Moore, Jody Reid and Alan Wright are set to expire this spring. The deadline to place a name on the ballot is March 5.

After calling the election, the board approved the teacher salary schedule for 2012-13. With the approval of the new salary schedule, teachers on step 0-20 will receive $6,000 above the state base and teachers on steps 21-20 will receive an additional $540 per step.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ADRIAN SANCHEZ VASQUEZ, 18, of Denver, Colo., was arrested Thursday on a charge of soliciting/peddling without a permit.
• ROY MARVIN COLLIER, 37, of 1307 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – third or more offense.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1700 block of Johnson.
• THEFT was reported in the 1700 block of E. Third Street.

February 16th

Sexual assault of child charged

February 16, 2012

A Big Spring man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child after law enforcement officials allege he assaulted a 2-year-old.

Larry Wayne Nicholson, 30, was booked into the Howard County Detention Center by the Big Spring Police Department at approximately 4:45 p.m. on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to jail records.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the local police department, said Nicholson had been brought to the BSPD offices for questioning regarding the complaint.

Man pleads guilty in child porn case

February 16, 2012

A 36-year-old Coahoma man pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography in federal court in Abilene Tuesday, with sentencing to take place at a later date.

Kerry Wayne Feaster — who lived in the 400 block of College Street in Coahoma at the time of his arrest in September — faces a statutory sentence of between five and 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and up to a lifetime of supervised release, said officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT E. HNULIK, 47, of Artesia, N.M., was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance (two counts), possession of marijuana – two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
• DONTAE RENELL CARR, 30, of 2505 Chanute Dr., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed (three counts), failure to appear (three counts) and nuisance – animal repeatedly at large.

February 15th

Yeats under scrutiny: Judge denies misusing funds

February 15, 2012

118th District Court Judge Tim Yeats said this morning there is no merit to allegations he misused campaign funds during his 2010 election run.

“A complaint has been filed against me with the Texas Ethics Commission by an individual from East Texas,” Yeats said in a press release this morning. “I deny the allegations made in that complaint. I am in the process of responding to the Ethics Commission concerning the matter. I am comfortable that I have done nothing wrong and the Ethics Commission will find no violations of campaign finance laws once this matter is fully reviewed.”

BSHS students listed among the nation’s best

February 15, 2012

Two elite seniors are gracing the halls of Big Spring High School.

Shermila Kher — who was named a National Merit Scholar finalist — and Lacy McMurtrey — National Merit Scholar commended performer — have been named among the top 50,000 students in the nation.

National Merit Scholars are determined by the scores of the PSATs taken during the junior year of high school.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 15, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LARRY WILSON STEIGER JR., 28, of 100 E. Shangri-La Dr. in Azle, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• DANIEL WAYNE PAYTON, 33, of Greenville, Ohio, was arrested Wednesday on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct – language.

February 14th

EDC to help fund water project

February 14, 2012

The decision presented Monday night to Big Spring Economic Development Corporation board members was a hard one, according to Justin Myers, president of the BSEDC board, but it was one that had to be made.

“Hopefully this will be a one-time deal and our funding will be back up and we can continue to do economic development in 20 years after this agreement,” Myers said.

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