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May 9th, 2011

Weekend Police Beat

May 9, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• VALERIE MIRAMONTES GARCIA, 26, of 807 N. Scurry St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for harassment.
• COREY ERIK RAMEY, 23, of 3304 W. Hwy 80 30, was arrested Friday on charge of purchase/furnish alcohol for a minor.
• ROBERT ANTHONY GRIEGO, 21, of 807 N. Scurry St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for fail to appear.
• RUBY MUNOZ, 41, of 1429 E. Sixth 32, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.

Big Spring happy to go to the dogs

May 9, 2011

It's all about the dogs at this show.

The Big Spring Kennel Club Dog Show is at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum through Sunday. The show starts at 9 a.m., breaks for lunch and picks back up at 12:45 p.m. with group judging.

Dog owners and breeders have gathered in Big Spring for the 41st annual dog show. There were 280 dogs from Texas, 31 from New Mexico, 10 from Oklahoma and countless others from as far away as Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Michigan, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.

Relay effort raises $170,000 so far

May 9, 2011

Strong wind and the threat of rain didn't deter swashbuckling Relay For Life participants at Blankenship Field Friday and Saturday, who learned their efforts raised more than $170,000 in the fight against cancer.

The unofficial total was announced after the final lap Saturday at $172,073.15, with money from the silent auction, basket auction and underwriters still coming in. The final amount will be made public June 2 at First United Methodist Church's Garrett Hall, when the Howard/Glasscock ACS will have its community wrap up event.

Rangers get go-ahead to investigate mayor

May 9, 2011

An investigation into the alleged acceptance of illegal campaign contributions will go forward, the district attorney has confirmed, while the official in question — Mayor Tommy Duncan — said he will accept responsibility for making a mistake.

“I met with the Texas Rangers and requested they investigate this matter throughly as to the mayor and the corporations,” District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson said during a press conference Friday afternoon at the Howard County Courthouse.

May 6th

Mayor may have accepted illegal contributions

May 6, 2011

Information was turned over to the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Texas Rangers Thursday afternoon alleging Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan accepted illegal campaign contributions during his bid for the municipal office in 2010.

Campaign finance records submitted by Duncan to the City Secretary's office covering periods between March 30 and April 28 of 2010 list a pair of contributions from Hydro Dynamics Inc. and Quad A Inc., allegedly violating Sections 253.003 and 253.094 of the state's election code.

PD investigates e-mail claim about former principal

May 6, 2011

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say they are investigating an e-mail alleging a former Big Spring Independent School District principal engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student several years ago.

Karen Saunders, who was a teacher with Big Spring ISD for a number of years before taking over as principal at Kentwood Elementary, has been placed on paid administrative leave by Snyder ISD, where she is the principal at Snyder Elementary, according to recent reports.

Kennel Club planning dog-gone good time

May 6, 2011

Were it said that Big Spring has something to bark about this weekend, well, someone might be hanging their head in shame. Certainly, there would be no tail-wagging over that bad pun.

What is happening, however, is an event in its 41st year — the Big Spring Kennel Club Dog Show. Once again it is being held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus. Admission is free and the show, or shows — the event is actually two separate dog shows — begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The coliseum doors will open at 8 a.m.

May 5th

Groundbreaking signals start of school construction projects

May 5, 2011

Never, never give up.

That was the motivation for Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar. Wednesday morning, S

aldivar, school board members and students were able to witness the groundbreaking for one of four new elementary schools approved by voters.

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Relay for Life begins Friday

May 5, 2011

Friday and Saturday, the Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life will once again take the track at Blankenship Field just east of Big Spring High School.

Teams and committee members will begin setting up campsites after school Friday afternoon.

Opening ceremonies are at 8 p.m., followed by the Survivors’ and Caregivers’ Lap and balloon release. Survivors are treated to a reception and given tickets for meals at the various food booths.

May 4th

Term limits fuels voting, official says

May 4, 2011

Election officials say early voting is off to a good start, with the proposed charter amendment to place term limits on Big Spring City Council members likely the driving force behind the totals.

According to Saundra Bloom, elections administrator for Howard County, 86 voters cast their ballots in this year’s municipal elections Monday, which — along with 22 mail-in ballots — brought the first day of early voting to a total of 108 ballots.

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