Archive - 2013
Celebrating Independence Day has been a long-standing tradition in Big Spring with Pops In The Park being the climax. The symphony playing songs of patriotism, a slide show honoring veterans and the fireworks display as the grand finale bring rave reviews each year.
To get everyone in a patriotic mood, the Funtastic Fourth has its place in the celebration. This year was the best to date, according to organizers.
âIt was a a big success for the Downtown Revitalization Association,â said DRA vice president, Ramon Holguin.
Eugenio Martinez Arellano, 50, and wife, Maria Rodriguez Lownes, 61, of Big Spring died Monday, July 1, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Inurnment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Eugenio was born March 29, 1963, in Childress. Maria was born June 10, 1952, in Knott. They had been together for 22 years and were inseparable.
Robert Lee Park, 16, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 4, 2013 in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Department of Public Safety officials have released the names of a Big Spring man and woman killed Monday afternoon when the pickup in which they were traveling struck an 18-wheel tractor trailer near the 181 mile marker of Interstate Highway 20.
Eugenio Martinez Arellano, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 5:20 p.m. by Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, according to accident records filed with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Pops in the Park
schedule of events
Today at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater
5 p.m. â Amphitheater gates and food vendor booths open.
6:30 p.m. â Vocal Trash performs.
7:45 p.m. â Welcome and invocation.
8 p.m. â Flag ceremony.
8:15 p.m. â National anthem with flyover by Commemorative Air Force planes.
8:20 p.m. â Big Spring Symphony begins performance.
9 p.m. â Video tribute to Howard County service personnel and veterans.
9:45 p.m. â Fireworks show.
With a little more than 24 hours to go before they strike up the orchestra and light the fuse on the fireworks, Pops in the Park officials are putting the final touches on preparations for the popular event.
The 16th annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration, featuring music, food, fun and fireworks, is set to begin Wednesday afternoon at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.
While the risk factors for wildfires may be at its lowest point in approximately seven years, local fire officials are urging residents to be careful if they plan to include fireworks in their Independence Day celebrations, as the risk of injury is still a major concern.
According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, recent rain and favorable weather conditions have the risk level in the county at low-medium going into the holiday.
Boyd Anderson, 91, of Big Spring died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.