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May 4th, 2013
With two days to go, the latest available early voting figures for Howard County indicate a little more than 100 people a day have cast ballots in the Big Spring municipal elections
Early voting in all of the elections continues Monday and Tuesday on the first floor of the Howard County Courthouse, with election day taking place Saturday, May 11.
â€śWe've got two days left in the early voting period and we want to encourage everyone who can to get out and vote,â€ť said Saundra Bloom, elections administrator.
The future of art â€” at least, in Big Spring â€” is on display at Heritage Museum.
More than 100 pieces of artwork, representing the best efforts of Big Spring High School students, will be exhibited at the museum through May 17, Director Nancy Raney said.
Students whose work is on display and their family members will be admitted for free to the museum through the exhibit's run, Raney added.
The exhibit, now in its third year, is the brainchild of BSHS Art Teacher Judy Tereletsky.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 2, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ HENRY TREVINO FRANCO, JR. 21, of 1700 E. Fourth, was arrested Thursday on charges of failure to appear and criminal mischief under $50.
â€˘ GARY D. ALLYN, 49, of 999 W. Amador Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ NINFA MORENO GARCIA, 57, of 1501 Sycamore, was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication.
â€˘ KURT ANTON MIRANDA, 32, of 4100 Bilger St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
Howard College officials see their new agriculture complex as both a tip of the hat to this area's past and a helping hand for the future.
The college officially unveiled its G.C. Broughton Jr. Complex Wednesday, a $2.6 million facility that will not only be home to the college's agriculture department but county extension offices and the 4-H Junior Livestock Show and other events.
The complex houses three sections â€” an open-air pavilion, a show barn and classroom spaces â€” and was financed entirely by grant money from the G.C. Broughton Jr. Foundation.
Officials with the city of Big Spring say water conservation efforts during the winter and spring months have gone well, but with little rain forecasted for the coming months, mandatory restrictions are likely on the horizon for the Crossroads area.
The city is currently in Stage 2 of its Drought Contingency Plan, which requires city water customers follow a number of outdoor water use restrictions, a contrast from the mandatory restrictions the city implemented last summer.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JESSICA BLANCO, 31, of 305 E. 19th St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid and bail jumping â€“ failure to appear (fine only, two counts).
â€˘ SEAN EDWARDMARBLE, 24, of 306 Rocco Rd. in Coahoma, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to appear.
â€˘ JOSE ALFREDO GOMEZ, 30, of 1404 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
Early voting in this year's municipal and school board elections remains slow and steady, according to county election officials, as voters look to decide a number of local contests.
Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said voting was fairly strong Monday, which marked the opening of early voting across the state.
Area educators are casting a wary eye at new school accountability ratings announced by the Texas Education Agency.
TEA Commissioner Michael L. Williams announced the four components that will be part of the new 2013 state accountability system for school districts, campuses and charters in Texas. The first ratings under this system will be issued by the Texas Education Agency this August.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ, 23, of 2526 Ent Dr., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â€˘ HEATHER L. MAY, 28, of Joliet, Ill., was arrested Tuesday on charges of shoplifting and possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ MARTY DEWAYNE RICHTER, 45, of 120 Moore Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter.
Human remains discovered Sunday in a ravine east of the Walmart SuperCenter have been identified as a Big Spring man who was reported missing by family members early this month, according to law enforcement officials.
The remains were identified as 32-year-old Michael Birmelin of Big Spring, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department. The announcement was made Monday during a press conference at the Troy M. Hogue Joint Law Enforcement Center.