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February 15th, 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.
â€śA complaint has been filed against me with the Texas Ethics Commission by an individual from East Texas,â€ť Yeats said in a press release this morning. â€śI 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.â€ť
Two elite seniors are gracing the halls of Big Spring High School.
Shermila Kher â€” who was named a National Merit Scholar finalist â€” and Lacy McMurtrey â€” National Merit Scholar commended performer â€” 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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ 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.
â€˘ DANIEL WAYNE PAYTON, 33, of Greenville, Ohio, was arrested Wednesday on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct â€“ language.
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.
â€śHopefully 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,â€ť Myers said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOE ANGEL MARTINEZ, 49, of Magnolia Ave., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ JONATHAN FAZ, 25, of 607 Jones Apt. 1 in Seguin, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ASHLEY LEE RAMOS, 27, of 1715 E. Highway 350, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ROXANA PAYAN, 22, of 8807 W. Cholla Circle in Odessa, was arrested Monday on a warrant for driving while intoxicated.
The Big Spring City Council is poised to consider final reading of an ordinance calling for a special election be held in May to use economic development funds for a re-vamp of the city's water and wastewater facilities through a controversial 4B project that has drawn both fierce criticism and praise from members of the community.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DELILAH RAE GONZALES, 21, of 1205 S. Johnson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ JACOB JACK GARCIA, 31, of 902 S. Birdwell Lane, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ MICHAEL ANTHONY OLIVARES, 25, of 302 W. Ninth St., was arrested Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense and driving while license suspended or invalid with a previous conviction.
Emblems of Webb, a patch workshop for children of all ages, will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at Hangar 25 Air Museum.
The hour-long workshop will focus on teaching children about some of the history of Webb Air Force Base, and will give them an opportunity to create their own special patch, according to Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger.
â€śI wanted to do something to reach out to the kids in the community,â€ť Stockburger said. â€śGetting the community involved is important to us at the Hangar.â€ť
Big Spring Economic Development Corporation board members will discuss the Type B project being proposed by the Big Spring City Council during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Board Room.
During the meeting there will be consideration, discussion and possible action concerning the Type B project proposed by Mayor Tommy Duncan, which would set some economic development funds aside for the repair and rehabilitation of the city of Big Springâ€™s water and wastewater treatment plants and repair and replacement of water distribution lines.