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November 7th, 2012

Voters reject change in EDC mandate

November 7, 2012

Residents of Big Spring voted convincingly in favor of keeping its existing Type A economic development corporation Tuesday night, as Proposition 1 was defeated with more than 60 percent of voters casting their ballots against the measure.

Proposition 1 — championed by Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan — asked voters to abolish the existing Type A Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, which is funded by a half-cent sales tax, in favor of a Type B agency. The measure received 3,257 ballots against (61.34 percent) and 2,053 votes in its favor (38.66 percent).

Big Spring ISD gets an 'A' on financial report card

November 7, 2012

Big Spring public school trustees will hear good news about the district's financial health when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

As it has every year since the program's inception, Big Spring Independent School District has received a “Superior Achievement” rating on Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) report compiled by the Texas Education Agency.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 11-07

November 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• TERRI LYNN YANEZ, 47, of 1105 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• LEONA JENE RADASA, 31, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ALBERTO REY GUTIERREZ, 29, of Dickinson, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Edwina Baggett Welch-Reagan

November 7, 2012

Edwina Baggett Welch-Reagan, 87, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the funeral home.

Nancy Brehm

November 7, 2012

Nancy Brehm, 48, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Doug Shelley, pastor of East Side Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born June 26, 1964, in Chipley, Fla., to Lucy and Robert Killcrease. She lived most of her life in Big Spring and was a housekeeper. She was a Baptist.

Economic development prop fails

November 7, 2012

By THOMAS JENKINS
Staff Writer
Residents of Big Spring voted convincingly in favor of keeping its existing Type A economic development corporation Tuesday night, as Proposition 1 was defeated with more than 60 percent of voters casting their ballots against the measure.

November 5th

David L. Doyle

November 5, 2012

David L. Doyle, 89, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Maxine Coleman

November 5, 2012

Maxine Coleman, 93, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, Big Spring, Texas.

C.G. Griffin

November 5, 2012

C.G. Griffin, 89, of Big Spring died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Walter McCall and Dennis Etherege officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born May 20, 1923, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Norma Henry on March 15, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas.

General election features local, national issues

November 5, 2012

A commissioners race and the future direction of Big Spring's economic development corporation are decisions local voters will make Tuesday, but they aren't the only issues that will impact Howard Countians.
Also on the ballot is the obvious presidential election featuring Democratic incumbent Barak Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
A bit closer to home is the race for U.S. Senator between Democrat Paul Sadler and Republican Ted Cruz.
Races for Railroad Commissioner, Supreme Court Justice and Court of Criminal Appeals Judge are also on Tuesday's ballot.

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