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February 25th, 2012
Howard County commissioners face a rather brief â€” and routine â€” agenda when they meet Monday morning.
Commissioners are expected to meet with County Treasurer Teresa Thomas to discuss routine personnel considerations.
Also during the meeting, the court will meet with County Auditor Jackie Olson who will brief the commissioners regarding invoices, purchase requests and budget amendments.
County Road and Bridge Administrator Eddy Jameson is to discuss possible pipeline crossings and make a report regarding road maintenance within the county.
Officials with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program say tax preparations and filings have gone smoothly so far, and with the April tax deadline looming on the horizon, expect things to only get busier in the weeks to come.
According to program coordinator Ray Alexander, he and his team of volunteers have been serving between 30 and 40 tax filers each.
Local election officials say recent rumors that millions of Texans are having their voter registration invalidated because of ongoing litigation surrounding redistricting in the Lone Star State aren't true.
According to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, a whirlwind of rumors â€” mostly in the form of e-mails â€” have been brought to her attention claiming voters are having their registration status invalidated.
Heart health was the focus Thursday afternoon at the Go Red event and luncheon, sponsored by Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman program.
Doctors Rudy and Chris Haddad were guest speakers and focused on bringing attention to the No. 1 killer of women.
According to American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading killer of women and is the cause of one in three deaths each year.
â€śSince 1984, more women than men have died from cardiovascular disease,â€ť Dr. Rudy Haddad said. â€śAfrican Americans are at a higher risk as are Latinos than Caucasian.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TAMMY CUSTER NEWELL, 54, of 1012 Bluebonnet, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ BROOKELYNN PAIGE COKER, 19, of 208 Moore Rd., was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear (two counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ JOSEPH RAY OLIVAS, 21, of 3911 Rice, was arrested Thursday on warrants for assault by contact, defective stop lamp and failure to appear.
When 118th District Judge Timothy Yeats recently found out a complaint had been filed against him with the Texas Ethics Commission regarding alleged campaign finance violations committed during his 2010 bid for the bench, the freshman judge was surprised, to say the least.
What Yeats would later find out, however, was he wasn't alone.
Family members of Troy M. Hogue â€” the fallen Texas Department of Public Safety trooper whose name has adorned the Big Spring Police Department's law enforcement center for many years now â€” broke ground on the joint law enforcement center that will bear his name Wednesday during an emotional ceremony.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JACKIE DOYLE RICHEY, 49, of 700 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of failure to report injury accident at once, driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to appear.
â€˘ MINDY CARROLL LOPER, 34, of 3806 Galveston in Snyder, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft â€“ shoplifting.
Projects are moving right along for the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.
Thursday afternoon, Congressman Randy Neugebauer will be visiting the BSEDC, taking a tour of Desert Tanks â€” a recent venture supported by the BSEDC â€” and meeting with a couple of representatives with Transport Handling Specialists.
â€śCongressman Neugebauer wants to see whatâ€™s going on out there (at Desert Tanks),â€ť Executive Director Terry Wegman said. â€śHe is also interested in finding out more about the Big Spring Rail System and will be here for an hour to speak with two representatives from THS.â€ť
Three Big Spring High School Speech and Debate team members are Indianapolis bound this summer.
Shermila Kher and the team of Caleb Gonzales and Seth Trevino qualified for the National Forensic League National Tournament at the Tall Cotton District National Qualifying Tournament held this past weekend on the campuses of Howard College and Big Spring High School.
â€śThis is my third time to qualify for Nationals,â€ť Kher said, â€śand each time, I have qualified in a different event. I really want to do well with this year being my last.â€ť