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April 22nd, 2013
The Big Spring City Council is set to meet Tuesday evening, with final approval of an agreement between the municipality and the county to fund the opening and construction of a new city landfill topping the agenda.
The resolution â€” which includes an inter-local agreement with Howard County to provide for sharing of the costs of land acquisition, permitting, operation, ownership, closure and post closure of a new municipal landfill â€” has been at the center of turmoil between the two governments since the city council approved first reading of the measure March 26.
FORSAN â€” Forsan Independent School District's Elbow Elementary won an award presented to successful schools with a high proportion of low-income students.
Elbow received the Texas Education Agency's Distinguished Performance Award, given to high performing campuses which have at least 40 percent of its students coming from low-income families.
The school was one of only 211 campuses state-wide â€” and one of only two in this region â€” to earn this award, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER RAY TEICHMAN, 40, of 1207 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JOHN THOMAS MARTINEZ, 27, of 709 Creighton, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 32, of 2403 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and criminal mischief.
No closing ceremonies.
This year's Howard/Glasscock Counties Relay For Life came to a cold and windy end Saturday. Because of the bitter cold and blustery conditions, closing ceremonies are being postponed, according to Relay Chair Manny Negron.
â€śIt was just too cold and windy for the participants to have the ceremonies this morning,â€ť explained Negron. â€śEverybody just wanted to go home so we're postponing the closing ceremonies.â€ť
FORSAN â€” A second public meeting pertaining to Forsan Independent School District's $23.8 million bond proposal will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the secondary campus auditorium.
FISD voters will head to the polls in May to decide the fate of the bond issue, which would finance construction of a new elementary campus and extensive renovations at the junior high/high school building.
Early voting begins April 29, while election day is May 11.
The meeting will include presentations from architects and financial advisors, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Howard College officials are about to put the wraps on another construction project.
Trustees will hear updates on a variety of construction projects when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
End of construction of the Broughton Agriculture Complex will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tours May 1.
The complex, which consists of an open-air pavilion, show barn and classroom building, was financed through a $2.6 million donation to the college from the C.G. Broughton Foundation.
Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of issues, including the use of a new computer application to help improve security at the county courthouse.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the program â€” known as Copsync â€” will basically turn every operational computer in the courthouse into a way to reach out to law enforcement if something goes wrong.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. 04/19/13 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DONNIE RAY SCHMALTZ, 27, of 2004 N. Monticello, Big Spring, Texas was arrested Friday on a charge of theft greater than or equal to $50 but no greater than $500, all other.
â€˘ JOHN GERARD ESCOVEDO, 34, of 2902 E. IH 20, Big Spring was arrested Friday on a charge of sex offenders duty to register with previous conviction.
â€˘ ALFONSO GARCIA RAMOS JR., 26, OF 2604 Dow Dr., Big Spring was arrested Friday on a charge of assault: family violence threat or offensive touch.
Four Big Spring residents remain in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center following their arrest on charges of burglary and kidnapping Thursday morning, according to law enforcement officials.
An investigation into the incident continues.
All four were arrested on charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit other felony and kidnapping. Arrested were Ricardo Ramirez, 24, of 4004 Connally; Sophia Conception Marmolejo, 29, of 2521 Chanute; Juan Eduardo Diaz, 23, address not provided; and Abilene Renee Mojica, 30, of 1207 Sycamore.
Infrastructure and forecasted growth attributed to the coming shale oil boom took center stage Thursday night as candidates for the mayoral seat on the Big Spring City Council presented their political platforms during a Meet the Candidates forum on the Howard College campus.
Candidates Larry McLellan and Roger Rodman â€” a third candidate, former city council member Manuel Ramirez Jr., bowed out of the race this week â€” spoke about their qualifications and unique views of the Crossroads area during the forum, held in the Hall Center for the Arts.