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November 5th, 2013
Donâ€™t forget! Today is the final opportunity to cast a ballot in the Texas constitutional amendments election.
Polls opened statewide at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.
For Howard County residents, here is a list of polls:
â€˘ Howard County Road & Bridge Office, 1000 N. San Antonio, Pcts.11, 12, 12A, 13, 14, 16, 103, 104, 105.
â€˘ Spring Town Plaza (the mall), 1801 E. FM 700, Pcts. 22, 24, 25, 26, 205.
â€˘ Coahoma Community Center, 306 North Ave., Coahoma, 207, 207C.
â€˘ First Baptist Church foyer, 705 W. FM 700, Pcts. 32, 33, 34, 35, 304.
The Forsan Band wrapped up its 2013 marching season Monday ,placing a close second at the State University Interscholastic League Class A Marching Contest finals.
In tough competition, the band fell one collective point behind Shiner High School, which was named the state Class A marching champion at the Alamodome in San Antonio. 2011 Class A champ Sundown High School placed third and Shelbyville High School placed fourth. The Class A state marching contest is held biennially.
The Forsan High School band passed it first hurdle this morning making the cut to University Scholastic League Class A State Marching finals. The 130-member band will take the field at 8:25 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio to compete against the best schools in their class. The band is under the leadership of Band Director Jim Rhodes and Assistant Director Misty Moellendorf.
With less than 3 percent of registered Howard Countians casting a ballot during early voting, it's probably not out of line to say interest in Tuesday's constitutional amendments election is just about nil.
According to the county elections office, only 413 people cast a ballot during the early voting period, which ended Friday. Similar low-vote totals were coming in from across the state â€” typical for a constitutional amendments election.
The legacy continues.
The Forsan High School band is gearing up to make its eighth consecutive appearance at the state marching contest under the leadership of band director Jim Rhodes.
â€śWe're over the initial excitement and are now getting back to work to improve the show,â€ť Rhodes said. â€śThe students are working very hard. They are very focused, and they are wanting to improve, not just be satisfied that they got there.
Fourteen people were indicted during a Halloween Day session of the Howard Grand Jury Thursday:
â€˘ Amy Abrego, 32, 1905 Wasson No. 39, possession of a controlled substance (third degree felony).
â€˘ Paula J. Bulter, 44, currently in Travis County Jail, three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (offenses range from state jail felony to first degree felony).
â€˘ Latonya Cubit, 32, 600 Interstate 20 No. 123, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (both enhanced to first degree felonies).
Forget Black Friday â€” letâ€™s start shopping now.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and local merchants are rolling out â€śThe 12 Days Before Black Fridayâ€ť event to in encourage residents to get shopping on their minds.
â€śThe Chamber Business Development Committee came up with the idea on how to get people to shop locally,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director. â€śWe want the community to see what unique shops we have now right in our backyard."
ABILENE, Texas â€” Aaron Charles Lustfeldt, 27, of Big Spring was sentenced Wednesday to 240 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in June to one count of receipt of child pornography.
Handing down the sentence was U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, and announced by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
Friday provides the final opportunity to vote early in the Nov. 5 Texas constitutional amendments election.
Polls â€” located in the Howard County Courthouseâ€™s election office â€” will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
Those choosing to cast a vote Friday or on Nov. 5 will be required to show photo identification, officials say.
Acceptable forms of photo ID are:
â€˘ Texas driverâ€™s license.
â€˘ Texas Election Identification Certificate (issued by Department of Public Safety).
â€˘ Texas personal identification card (issued by DPS).
â€˘ Texas concealed handgun license.
The Big Spring Economic Development Corparation gave heartfelt thanks to two board members whose terms had expired and welcomed two new faces at Tuesday night's meeting.
Dr. Keith Ledford and Justin Myers were given certificates of appreciation for their service to the EDC and Big Spring.
â€śIt has been a pleasure and an honor to serve on the board under the stewardship of Terry Wegman,â€ť said Dr. Ledford in his farewell address. To incoming board members Ledford gave this advice, â€śKeep in mind we have to be concerned with not only today, but with the future at hand. boom or bust.â€ť