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September 1st, 2011
Nearly 1,500 new laws enacted during this year's session of the Texas Legislature went into effect today. Among the most notable changes are:
After Sept. 1, Texas highways will no longer have different speed limits during the day and at night. The new law also lets transportation officials raise limits to 75 mph in remote areas. (HB1353)
Keeping Big Spring beautiful is a community effort. no matter what the age of the volunteer.
Kristen Poffinbargar, a sophomore at Big Spring High School, recently started the beautification process of the east side entrance of Big Spring around Third Street and Tulane. Her efforts are aided by the receipt of the Conley Grant.
She was awarded the grant in July and began work on the project in August. In recognition of her efforts, she is receiving a $2,500 scholarship from former resident Jim Conley.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 31, transient, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ TAVARRES CORNEAL CASTON, 30, of Midland, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ DERRICK DAMOND WILBERT, 30, of 1207 Lamar, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported:
In the 300 block of S. Aylesford.
In the 800 block of W. FM 700.
COAHOMA — Coahoma Independent School District trustees gave their stamp of approval to a new budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year during their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
The $7.4 million budget does feature a built-in shortfall of slightly more than $200,000, a result of a $500,000 reduction in state revenue this fiscal year.
Texas is the last state in the nation to still lower speed limits at sundown, but that will change Thursday as a new law doing away with nighttime limits goes into effect.
House Bill 1353, passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Perry, sets the speed limit at 70 mph for all vehicles, day and night.
In years past, trucks were limited to 65 mph at all times and both cars and trucks were limited to 65 mph at night.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LIONSO LEE JIMENEZ III, 32, of 1508 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for robbery.
â€˘ ARMANDO JOSE CERVANTES, 19, of 1304 Madison, was arrested Tuesday on charges of harboring a runaway child and driving while license invalid â€“ DWI related.
â€˘ BREANNA KAY MOORE, 18, of 1906 Eubanks, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for possession/purchase/consumption of tobacco by a minor.
â€˘ SABAA TEMPLETON, 25, of 914 E. Sixth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
The clock leading up to the Nov. 8 election is ticking away and area voters who aren't registered to vote or are unsure of their status have a little more than a month to prepare.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election — which covers 10 proposed amendments, several of which could have a strong effect on veterans in the Crossroads area — is Oct. 11, according to Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.
No rain, no grass, little to no watering. With all the “nos,” it seems like it might be time to give up on your yard — but no, don't give up hope just yet.
Terri Johansen, owner of Johansen Landscape and Nursery, said the lack of rain and tight water restrictions don't have to put an end to all landscaping. “You can't just give up, which is what some people are doing,” Johansen said. “We have all invested too much time and we need to do what we can to maintain certain things.”
Interested in history? Big Spring? Aviation? Military?
Hangar 25 Air Museum is looking for some folks who have a little spare time on their hands, according to board member Sherry Hodnett.
â€śVolunteers allow the director of the museum to get out in the public and do more PR (public relations) while not having to worry about all the other things getting done,â€ť Hodnett said. â€śIt also frees up time for the director to get out in the community and take part in programs informing people about the museum.â€ť
County Judge Mark Barr presents Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan with an award in recognition of his dedication to the community and all his efforts with the volunteer fire department during Saturday night's Firemen Benefit â€”Â Auction and Dance.