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November 9th, 2010
Howard County commissioners agreed to form a committee to look into the way the county deals with employee sick leave during its Monday morning meeting, following an executive session to discuss the matter.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the county has seen an upswing in the amount of sick leave being used by county employees this year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TRISTAN MARCEL WARD, 19, of 109 N.E. 10th St., was arrested Saurday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to appear.
â€˘ VICTORIA MARIA LOZANO, 25, of 605 Holbert, was arrested Saturday on warrants for expired license plate and failure to appear.
â€˘ SONNY OLIVIO, 37, of 811 S. Aylesford, was arrested Saturday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
If Tuesday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council seems like a circus, it won't be a coincidence, as council members are expected to consider an amendment to its newly revamped animal control ordinance that will allow circuses to perform in Big Spring.
According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, the previous animal control ordinance included a section addressing traveling carnivals and circuses, exempting them from many of the standard codes, including the dangerous animal provision.
Come all ye faithful!
That's the cry going out from officials at First United Methodist Church to area vocalists and singers, as the local church gets ready to present its 32nd annual Living Christmas Tree next month.
Cotton bailing goes on well into the dusk on this stretch of property owned by Lloyd Underwood north of Big Spring on the Gail Highway. Underwood said he's expecting this year's crop to eclipse last year's numbers.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
An executive session to consider personnel matters tops the agenda for Howard County commissioners, as the court prepares to meet Monday morning.
According to the meeting agenda, the personnel matter was placed on the agenda by County Judge Mark Barr, who declined to comment on the nature of the session at this time.
â€śI really can't discuss the details beyond what's on the agenda,â€ť Barr said. â€śHowever, I imagine there will be some action taken on the matter once we come out of executive session, so we'll just have to wait and see.â€ť
Emergency medical responders remove glass and bandage the arm of this Breckenridge man following a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate Highway 20 Friday afternoon near the 165 mile marker. According to witnesses, the man's truck rolled four times before coming to rest in the median. The driver was traveling east on I-20, pulling a trailer containing submersible pumping equipment. The man refused to be transported from the scene, having suffered multiple cuts and abrasions in the accident.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, of 1402 Tucson, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal mischief.
â€˘ ZZANE RAYMOND OLYER-RHODES, 21, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 6, was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance, using a wireless device in a school zone and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ ARSEILA CORTEZ HERNANDEZ, 57, of 1404 Princeton, was arrested Friday on a charge of theft â€“ shoplifting.
More than 200 people â€” some in support of, some against and some just curious â€” filled the main meeting room at Dora Roberts Community Center for a public hearing on a decade-old project Thursday: a truck reliever round around Big Spring.
What they learned is that the 12.75-mile, $150 million bypass probably will be built around the west side of Big Spring someday, but it is anyoneâ€™s guess as to how long it will take and where exactly the funding will come from.
Recent efforts by the city of Big Spring â€” led by newly elected Mayor Tommy Duncan â€” to make revisions to the city charter may have hit a major snag, as conflicts caused by a lawsuit settled in 1992 could block term limits for council members and proposed changes to initiatives and referendums.