July 2nd, 2012
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.
Judy Randall, 61, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Abner Razon officiating. Burial followed at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born Aug. 12, 1950, in Atlanta, Ga., to Gloria and James Seward. She graduated from Walter F. George High School in Atlanta. She moved to Big Spring from Georgia in 2001. She had lived most of her life in Georgia. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Ira E. â€śSkipperâ€ť Boyd, 65, of Big Spring died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Odessa Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Spring Creek Fellowship with the Rev. Derrick Looney officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Jackson Lee Burris, infant son of Christin and Cody Burris, died Friday, June 29, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park, with the Rev. David Harp, pastor of First Baptist Church of Stanton, officiating.
He was born June 29, 2012.
Carrie Mae Matthews, 65, of Big Spring died Sunday, July 1, 2012, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
A local man is in custody after being arrested in connection with a Friday shooting that wounded four people at a birthday party in east Big Spring.
Holston Banks III, 20, was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for his alleged role in the shooting, which occurred late Friday night in the 1400 block of East Sixth Street.
Police responded to a â€śshots firedâ€ť call shortly before 11 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, they discovered four gunshot victims, two of whom had received multiple wounds.
The four victims are:
Area residents who are delinquent in paying their property taxes will reach a very important â€” and costly â€” legal milestone Monday, as penalties and interest continue to pile up on unpaid tabs.
Taxpayers who are delinquent on their property tax will have until the end of the business day Monday to pay their bill if they want to avoid additional penalties and interest, as well well as a large attorney fee, according to County Tax Assessor Kathy Sayles.
With less than a week to go, plans for Pops in the Park are coming together.
During the last meeting before Pops takes place Tuesday at the amphitheater, committee members finalized plans for the annual event which will be celebrating its 15th year.
â€śWe hope everyone comes out to join us for this extra special milestone anniversary event,â€ť Kelly Grant, Pops in the Park co-chair said. â€śIt will be a memorable event for the community with similarities from previous years and a few new additions.â€ť