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January 11th, 2011
Proposed term limits for city council members and mayors tops the agenda for today's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers on East Fourth Street.
If adopted by Big Spring voters, the change would limit council members and mayors to no more than two three-year terms — or six years in office — before being required to sit out one three-year term to be eligible to run again. First reading of the ballot language squeaked by the council on a 4-3 vote in December.
Designed to increase awareness of the Crossroads area in the state legislature every two years, local residents and officials will once again converge on the state capitol for Howard County Day at the Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 9.
According to Terry Wegman, executive director of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, there are a full slate of activities planned for the day-long event.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity late Monday and early Tuesday:
â€˘ LORI DANIELLE BAKER, 18, Midland, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ KRISTOPHER ALLEN WATSON, 20, Midland, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ WILLAM O'BRIEN SAULS, 21, Midland, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER JACOB HAMILTON, 18, Midland, was arrested on a charge of harboring a runaway child.
â€˘ ERNEST LEE PAUL, 41, 2400 S. Monticello, was arrested on three warrants from other agencies.
COLORADO CITY — Even as temperatures began to fall and light gave way to evening Friday, volunteers searching for clues in the Dec. 27 disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn continued combing fields and wooded areas in northern Colorado City.
The team of volunteers – numbering well more than 100 local residents and concerned citizens from surrounding communities – was lead Friday by Stephanie Boyd, who undertook the enormous task of coordinating the search.
COAHOMA — The fact is as cold as Saturday morning's temperatures — Hailey Dunn could be just about anywhere. But neither that fact nor the chilly weather was going to stop a group of area residents from searching for her, anyway.
About 30 people gathered Saturday in this community, located about 25 miles west of the missing Colorado City teenager's home, to begin scouring Howard County for the girl.
FORSAN — School district trustees here will consider improvement to district-owned housing when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration building board room.
Forsan Independent School District currently provides 14 houses on a reduced-rent basis to administrators and other extra-duty personnel such as coaches and band directors. But age is starting to catch up to those dwellings, Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
Big Spring Police Department officers are searching for suspects who committed two early-Friday morning robberies in east Big Spring.
A taxi driver and 7-Eleven store clerk were robbed at gunpoint between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Thursday, according to information released by BSPD Public Information Officer Tony Everett.
Howard County commissioners will likely seek bids to improve lighting at the county library when they hold their regular meeting at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the courthouse.
County Judge Mark Barr said poor lighting in some areas of the library — such as the children's area — is a cause for concern.
“Those areas (of the library) are pretty dark,” he conceded. “If we're going to do something about it, we need to make sure we do it right.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Satuday:
â€˘ JOE LOPEZ BERNAL, 49, 1106 E. 15th, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/third or more offense.
â€˘ ELIDA HERNANDEZ, 52, 1106 E. 15th, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DANNY ZAMBRANO, 41, 1502 Sycamore, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ VIRGINIA MARTINEZ ZAMBRANO, 40, 505 S. Goliad, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ASHLEY LEE RAMOS, 26, 505 S. Goliad, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
COLORADO CITY — The search for 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn, missing for more than a week, continued Thursday with help from the FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers.
A DPS helicopter assisted in the search Thursday afternoon, officials said.
Meanwhile, Hailey's mother, Billie Jean Dunn, told CNN television personality Nancy Grace that both she and her boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, had failed polygraph tests. She alluded that both she and her boyfriend had been on medication, which may have skewed the results.