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October 3rd, 2011
Members of the Big Spring City Council approved a resolution adopting new redistricting boundaries for its six districts on a unanimous vote Tuesday, giving the go-ahead to send the plan to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The plan — one of four the council had to choose from — decreases the amount of deviation allowed by the Voting Rights Act from the current 25.28 percent to 4.4 percent, bringing the district plan to well below the 10 percent maximum established by federal law.
The sun was shinning and tails were wagging while a lone feline's complaining wail wafted over St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church Bennett Garden Sunday afternoon as more than a dozen pets and their owners participated in the parish's annual Blessing of the Animals.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARQUETTA LANAE HILL, 28, of Odessa, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PATRICIA AGUILAR, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 305, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ROY JOHNSON, 68, of 707 Wyoming, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1600 block of S. Johnson.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1500 block of E. Fourth Street.
Diamond Mayes and Jason Golleher Jr. were named Big Spring High School Homecoming Queen and King for 2011 on Friday. HERALD photo/Tony Claxton
Big Spring High School's Coming Home Queen Charlotte Beil Wilhoit is pictured her husband, Jonathan. She is a 1981 graduate.
Sixty-five years down, who knows how many to go.
While hitting the age of 65 might seem like the beginning of retirement life to many, it was treated as anything but that during ceremonies marking the anniversary of the first day of classes at Howard College.
College officials proudly showed off newly refurbished buildings â€” thanks to a $21 million bond project approved by district voters in 2007 â€” and expressed great confidence in the institution's future.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ CALEB BROWNING LYLE, 17, of 701 Settles St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.
â€˘ CASEY RAY BRACKET, 19, of1425 E. Sixth St. 28, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.
A lawsuit has been filed against two city council members and a pair of local businesses in connection with an ongoing investigation into possible illegal campaign contributions.
Former City Councilwoman Joann Staulcup confirmed today that she and ex councilwoman Stephanie Horton were filing suit against current councilmen Marcus Fernandez and Glenn Carrigan, charging them with accepting illegal campaign contributions. Also named as defendants are local corporations Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics, the firms that allegedly made the contributions.
The Big Spring truck reliever route is another step closer to reality as the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved $63.7 million for the long-anticipated project.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RICHARD ALCANTAR MARTINEZ, 51, was arrested Thursday on warrants for dog or cat running at large, failure to appear and disregard red light.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1400 block of Sycamore Street.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 800 block of W. FM 700.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity: