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February 23rd, 2012
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
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JUSTIN CHARLES MELTON, 23, of 1617 E. 17th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to display driver's license and failure to appear (three counts).
â€˘ HENRY CLAY HERNANDEZ, 31, of 3222 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, failure to appear, speeding and driving when license invalid.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER AARON SALAZAR, 24, of 1602 Sunset, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear.
While redistricting in the state of Texas has thrown the political party primaries and coming November election into scheduling chaos, one this is certain: If you don't register to vote in time for the primaries, your won't be able to cast your ballot for any of the candidates involved.
While dates and deadlines for the political party primaries leading up to the November election remain up in the air thanks to ongoing litigation, Howard County elections officials said the delays will have no effect on municipal and school board elections slated for May 12.
Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said the deadline to register to vote in the municipal and school board races is April 12.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GILBERT RECIO, 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Monday on charges of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense, open container in a motor vehicle â€“ driver and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ GABRIEL JESSIE HERNANDEZ, 25, of 1102 Lloyd, was arrested Monday on warrants for child passenger without safety seat system and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ DEVIN ALLEN BUCK, 18, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 28, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
If you have unresolved warrants in the Crossroads area, you have plenty to fear this week and next, as law enforcement agencies in Howard County and the surrounding areas get ready to conduct a warrant roundup Saturday.
Part of a statewide effort to help municipalities and other government agencies tackle the growing number of arrest warrants being issued, Big Spring Municipal Judge Tim Green said every effort has been made to contact those with warrants and get the matters cleared up before the handcuffs get slapped on.