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July 6th, 2015

Rains leave drilling rig stranded in middle of temporary pond

July 6, 2015

Apparently the old saying is true: oil and water — or in this case, an oil rig and water — don’t mix.

A storm front that produced severe flooding in parts of the Permian Basin last week also left an oil rig located in north Howard County mostly submerged, according to one long-time Knott community resident.

“It’s going to be months and months before they can get to that rig,” said Robert Rivera.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

July 4th

VIDEO: Great Fireworks Shows Across the U.S.

July 4, 2015

Looking to catch an amazing fireworks show this weekend? Here are some tips on shows to check out.

Pops huge success

July 4, 2015

The night’s sky was lit with colorful bursts of exploding fireworks Friday wowing the crowd attending the 18th annual Pops in the Park patriotic concert and fireworks display at the Big Spring Amphitheater.
“This was a successful pops,” said Debbye ValVerde, Pops in the Park committee member. “I feel like the fireworks were bigger and better. Those were awesome fireworks this year. I feel like everyone enjoyed the show and the amphitheater was packed.”

Cooking up some burgers for a good cause

July 4, 2015

Spring of Faith Cooking Team spent a busy Friday evening taking care of long lines of people waiting to taste the teams hamburger and special smoky fries.
The team was one of several vendors hawking food or novelty items at the annual Pops in the Park patriotic concert and fireworks display.
Reneah and James Statham are in charge of the Spring of Faith Cooking team which goes around to different events throughout the year to raise money for their ministry.

Andrews Hwy to get receive facelift

July 4, 2015

A Howard County road will be receiving a facelift Monday when Price Construction commences an $8.7 million, multi-month project.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, crews will begin work on state highway 176 from the Martin County line to approximately one mile east of FM 2599 near Big Spring. The highway is also known locally as Andrew’s Highway.

Read more in Sunday's issue of the Big Spring herald

July 2nd

Pops parking to be at a premium

July 2, 2015

Those coming late to the annual Pops in the Park Fourth of July celebration this Friday may want to bring along a pair of good walking shoes. You are going to need them.

According Big Spring Police Lt. Brian Gordon, early traffic will be directed to the Russ McEwen Water Park parking lot on event day, which is the closest of the six designated parking spaces to the Big Spring Amphitheater located in the Comanche Trail Park.

Pops in the Park schedule of events

July 2, 2015

FRIDAY
5 p.m. Gates open at the Amphitheater
5 p.m. Food and novelty booths open
6 p.m. Pre-show performance by Donny Green & Los Greengos
7:45 p.m. Welcome and announcements — Jim Clements, emcee
8 p.m. Symphony and flag ceremony
8:15 p.m. Flyover CAF
9:15 p.m. Video presentation recognizing serviceman and woman
9:30 p.m. Fireworks display

July 1st

Coahoma Freedom Parade Saturday

July 1, 2015

Freedom will be on parade in Coahoma this weekend.

Saturday is the annual Coahoma Freedom Parade.

“The parade is to celebrate freedom and honor our veterans and current military,” said Lori Martinez, parade coordinator. “We have our grand marshals and our citizen of the year picked out and we usually have a good turn out of participants. Anyone who wants to be in the parade can show up at the Coahoama High School football field by 9 a.m. We will be judging the floats and different categories and awarding ‘best patriotic’ before the parade starts.”

18th annual Pops celebration set for Friday

July 1, 2015

Thousands of spectators are expected to pack Comanche Trail Park for the 18th Annual Pops in the Park Fourth of July celebration.

In other to prepare for the mass of crowd heading to the Ampitheater, the city of Big Spring will close the Russ McEwen Water Park for that day only to prepare for parking when gates to the Ampitheater open at 5 p.m. Food and novelty booths will be open at this time.

Donny Green and Los Greengos will take the stage at 6 p.m. for the pre-show. Of course, many families will choose to enjoy the fireworks by picnicking in the many open fields of the park.

June 29th

CASA volunteer training set for July 20

June 29, 2015

A new CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer training will be held in late July.
Last year, more than 46,600 Texas children were in the child welfare system, waiting to be placed in permanent homes. Victims of abuse and neglect, these children were removed from their homes through no fault of their own and placed in the overburdened child welfare system. Stuck in a cycle of moving from foster home to foster home, many children lose hope of ever finding their forever families.

For more on this story, see today's issue of the Big Spring Herald.

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