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Archive - Aug 2011

August 6th

Lady Liberty statue sits as officials weigh repair options

August 6, 2011

An important piece of Big Spring history is sitting in a warehouse while it waits for repair. The question city officials are asking is when the repairs will come.

The Statue of Liberty replica that once stood in front of the Municipal Auditorium was damaged by a wind storm this past spring and was removed from its post until repairs could be made.

Commissioners to discuss 911 budget

August 6, 2011

Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of topics, including approval of the 2011-2012 budget for the county's 911 emergency district and an update of ongoing work with the Lubbock Dispute Resolution Office.

Commissioners are expected to meet with Crystal Collins and Gene Valentini from the Lubbock-based dispute resolutions group, a program the county has been involved with for some time now.

The court is also expected to meet with Howard County 911 Director Tommy Sullivan regarding his agency's proposed 2011-2012 budget.

Lynda Sliger

August 6, 2011

Lynda Sliger, 72, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Jim Sliger officiating.

Dennis F. Sullivan

August 6, 2011

Dennis F. Sullivan, 63, of Big Spring, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at his residence. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.

August 5th

Strain on power grid increasing; rolling blackouts possible

August 5, 2011

Water's not the only thing that could be in short supply this summer.

The record-breaking string of triple-digit-temperature days this summer has put an increasing strain on the state's electricity grid. And that strain is getting close to the breaking point.

Officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which oversees the state's power grid, came close to ordering rolling blackouts because of low electricity reserves Thursday. And that action is still very possible if demand remains at such high levels.

Thursday standoff ends with arrest

August 5, 2011

A Big Spring man was arrested Thursday after law enforcement officials say he allegedly pointed a handgun at an officer during an alcohol-fueled altercation in the 700 block of N.W. Eighth Street.

Julian Jay Torres, 18, of 500.5 N.W. Seventh St., was arrested Thursday on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest, search or transportation.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, officers were called to the scene of the incident to find Torres allegedly waving a gun around.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHNNY REX DAVIS, 41, of Midland, was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief – more than $1,500 and less than $20,000.
• GILBERT RECIO JR., 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JULIAN JAY TORRES, 18, of 500.5 N.W. Seventh St., was arrested Thursday on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest, search or transportation.

Angelita G. Alvarez

August 5, 2011

Angelita Gulieta Heredia Alvarez, 66, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Lynda F. Sliger

August 5, 2011

Lynda F. Sliger, 72, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Parras birth

August 5, 2011

Julie Wheeler and Patrick Parras both of Big Spring, announce the birth of their son, Dominique Allen Hernandez Parras.
Dominique was born July 29, 2011, at 2:27 p.m. He weighed seven pounds eight ounces and measured 19 ¾ inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Marvie and Evelyn Wheeler of Big Spring and Patrick Parras and Alison Edinger of N.C. and Janice Rivera of Big Spring.

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