July 3rd, 2012
If your plans to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday include drinking and driving, they should include a trip to the county detention center, as state and local law enforcement will be on the lookout for violators during the next several days.
The Texas Department of Public Safety have increased DWI patrols for a nine-day period which includes Wednesday, according to state officials, with troopers focusing DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.
Howard County residents will celebrate the July 4 holiday in ways both big and small over the course of the next few days.
Undoubtedly, the biggest community celebration occurs tonight, when the annual Pops in the Park, featuring music, food and fireworks, is held at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.
Gates will open at 5 p.m., along with the food vendors which will be located at the top of the amphitheater.
Pre-show entertainment will be provided by former Big Spring resident Don Turner, who will perform Dixieland-style music from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ NINFA MORENO GARCIA, 56, of 1501 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ALBERTO GALLEGOS, 22, of 505 N.W. 10th St., was arrested Monday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, failure to control speed, failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ TIMOTHY ALEX UNDERWOOD, 35, of 111 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Heath Hammonds at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center in Lubbock. Our beloved Heath died June 29, 2012, after a seven year courageous battle with cancer.
Roger Dean Albertson, 80, of Big Spring died Saturday, June 30, 2012, after a long illness. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel.
He was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Frankeville, Iowa. Roger served in the U.S. Navy as a draftsman before graduating from Iowa State University and starting a career teaching art and science to students in Iowa, California and Illinois. He worked as a national park ranger at Mt. Rainier, Wash., and at the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
He moved to Big Spring Feb. 3, 2005, from Florida.
Ronald Barrow, 56, of Big Spring died Friday, June 29, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Bond has been set at a total of more than $200,000 for the Big Spring man believed to be responsible for the shooting of four people Friday night at a birthday party in east Big Spring.
Bond has been set at a total of $201,000 â€” $50,000 for each of the four counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and $1,000 for a single count of driving without a license â€” for Holston Banks III, 20, who was arrested shortly after midnight on Friday night.
Banks remained in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center as of the time of this report.
The same flare as usual, with an added pinch of Dixieland, is what can be expected from this year's Pops in the Park entertainment.
Before the Big Spring Symphony takes the stage Tuesday at the annual event and the fireworks go off, Don Turner will take the stage with his Dixieland jazz band from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Turner, a former Big Spring resident, will perform as the pre-show entertainment. The audience can expect to hear New Orleans stye Dixieland music, Turner said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 18, of 1310 Park St., was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and public intoxication.
â€¢ DANNY ZAMBRANO, 42, of 903 E. 13th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ASHLEY ANN TAYLOR, 32, of 1112 Sycamore, was arrested Sunday on warrants for disregarding stopo sign, expired driver's license and expired registration.
Jack Crenshaw, 86, of Abilene died Thursday, June 28, 2012.