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May 14th, 2011
Politicians in Big Spring will have to accomplish their goals within two terms on the city council, as voters approved an amendment to the municipal charter to place term limits on local elected officials.
The proposition â which was brought to the voters via a petition championed by the local Concerned Citizens Council â got the nod from local voters Saturday with 765 ballots (64.34 percent) in favor of the measure and 424 ballots (35.66 percent) against it.
Itâs time for the 2011 Boy Scouts of America Spring Information Night.
Representatives from the Boy Scouts will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at 610 Scurry Street to provide information about the different programs the Boy Scouts of America offer.
Throughout the evening information will be provided from volunteers of the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, aviation exploring, fire service exploring and venturing.
Itâs all about never forgetting our dreams, at least thatâs what Sara Goza portrays in her award winning painting, âDreams.â
âOur dreams are something that everyone needs to keep in mind,â Goza said. âEven though we may look back on them and think they are silly, at one time they were important.â
Goza, a senior at Big Spring High School, entered her piece, along with three other Big Spring students to the 2011 Congressional Art Competition for Texas District 19.
Information pertaining to alleged illegal campaign contributions accepted by a pair of candidates vying for seats on the Big Spring City Council this weekend was turned over Friday to local law enforcement on the advice of legal officials with the Texas Press Association.
According to campaign finance reports filed with City Hall, Marcus Fernandez, candidate for District 1 in Saturdayâs city elections, and James Glen Carrigan, who is running for the District 3 seat, both accepted contributions from two corporations, Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics.
Former Big Spring resident Mark J. Silen has had his book âThe Perfect Time, the Universal Calendarâ published. The book details a simple method of marking time. The system consists of 52 weeks, times 7 days equals 364 days. Silen is a resident of San Angelo. His book is available online and at most major bookstores.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ RUSSELL CHANCE RAYMOND, 17, of 447 Armstrong, was arrested Thursday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â¢ LETICIA SANDI, 38, of 708 Lorilla, was arrested Thursday on a charge of no driver's license â when unlicensed.
â¢ TERESA ANN LIFF, 54, of 902 Timothy Lane, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ ATHEA RYANNE DARROW, 26, of 704 Willia, was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license â when unlicensed and a warrant from another agency.
Polls are set to open Saturday at 7 a.m. in this year's municipal election, which includes two seats on the Big Spring City Council and the fate of a proposed charter amendment that would place term limits on the mayor and council members.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.
What do you do after you've won it all?
You try to win it all again, of course.
One year after winning gold at the Texas state high school track meet, Big Spring High School senior Mike Menefield will try to duplicate the feat when he competes in the Class 3A triple jump and long jump at the state track meet Friday in Austin.
Washington Elementary School fourth grade teacher Beccie Helsley was honored with the MiraBeau B. Lamar Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award Thursday afternoon.
Helsley has been a teacher for the past 39 years. She has taught 33 years for the Big Spring Independent School District and 29 of those years at Washington Elementary.
The teacher of the year award is awarded each year to one teacher from the district and is decided by a nomination. This is the first year that a teacher at Washington Elementary has received this award.
Area post offices and the West Texas Food Bank are joining together to collect food, in order to help those in need.
Saturday, mail carriers will pick up bags of food placed by mailboxes, as part of the National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive put on by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
âThis is our largest food drive of the year,â Earl Graham,food bank resource coordinator, said. âOur largest collection of food comes from the post office than any other source.â