June 28th, 2012
Area residents can get a jump start on the upcoming July 4 holiday this weekend.
The 10th Annual Alon USA/Alon Brands Funtastic Fourth, presented by the Downtown Revitalization Association, will be held Saturday in the area surrounding the Howard County Courthouse.
Admission is free to the event, which will last from 10 a.m. until midnight.
Organizers promise a day filled with music, fun and food.
People can get a sneak peek of sorts Friday, when festival organizers preview a new event â€” the Swifty Swine pig races â€” at 7 p.m. in Heart of the City Park.
That's a wrap.
The 2012 Relay For Life community wrap-up event took place Tuesday in Garrett Hall at First United Methodist Church. A total $165,447.28 has been raised to date, officials said.
â€śThe season doesn't officially wrap up until Aug. 31, and we will take money until that time,â€ť Relay For Life Chairman Manny Negron said. â€śThis year we fell short of our set money goal, but we reached our goal at the same time â€¦ we were able to touch the lives of several survivors, caregivers, family members and community members.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JASON RANDALL PORTER, 24, of 502 N. Runnels, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DIMITRI ANDREW LEOS, 20, of 710 E. 17th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of consumption of alcoholic beverage by a minor.
â€˘ ALYSSA CRISELDA LOPEZ, 23, of 4204 Dixon, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ YENISSIA RAMERIZ VIERA, 27, of 1401 N. Highway 87, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
Lexie Kaylin Lockhart, 22 months, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel.
Lexie was born Aug. 2, 2010, in Odessa, Texas, to Dana Lockhart.
Lexie is survived by her mother, Dana Lockhart of Big Spring; grandmother, Joyce Coffman; grandfather, Mike Lockhart; aunt, Tammy Lockhart; and sisters, Brylie Star Elizabeth Lockhart and Kaylie May Kaczyk, all of Big Spring.
Municipal water customers in Big Spring will get an additional two hours to water their lawns beginning this week. City manager Gary Fuqua announced Tuesday night water consumption has fallen well below limits set by the local water district.
According to Fuqua, the Colorado River Municipal Water District recently set the city's water consumption limit at 6.3 million gallons per day.
The city of Coahoma will have the final patriotic word this Independence Day holiday, as the small West Texas hamlet gets ready to present its annual Freedom Parade on Saturday, July 7.
According to Coahoma Mayor Warren Wallace, the parade will kickoff in the Coahoma High School Stadium parking lot, located adjacent to First Street.
â€śThis year we'll be doing the judging a little bit different than we have in years past,â€ť Wallace said. â€śThis year we'll actually do the judging before the parade begins, so the parade entries will need to be in place and ready to be judged by 9:20 a.m.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHARLIE LEON RHODES, 24, of Arkansas, was arrested Tuesday on charges of bribery, failure to identify â€“ giving false information and accident involving damage to a vehicle â€“ more than $200.
â€˘ MICHAEL ANGELO DORADO, 21, of Seminole, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
Bennie Maurine Pittman, 58, was born Jan. 18, 1954, and went to meet her heavenly father June 24, 2012, so she could play that white baby grand piano in heaven. She started her battle with leukemia February 2011 and continued to fight until God called her home. She was at Baylor Cancer Hospital, Dallas, where she touched the lives of many doctors and nurses.
Funeral services for Maurine will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Big Spring with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Janie Jeffcoat, 67, of Midland died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Binnix officiating.
She was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Big Spring, Texas. She was a homemaker, a devoted mother and a Baptist.
Eugene Coleman, 68, of Midland died Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Howard County. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel with Pastor Joe Russo, of Stonegate Fellowship officiating.
Eugene was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Big Spring, Texas, and married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Brenda Woods on Nov. 21, 1962, on the farm in Knott.