July 5th, 2011
Pops in the Park went off with a bang this year.
Despite the dry conditions, Crossroads residents were able to enjoy a safe fireworks display Sunday evening in Comanche Trail Park.
âEverything was well thought out, well planned and well executed,â Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan, said. âWe knew we could take care of it.â
Pops began with a performance by the Fab4 Beatles tribute band and was followed by a presentation of the colors ceremony and music from the Big Spring Symphony.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ JOE DAVID FLORES JR., 40, of Lubbock, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ BRANDON SOLIZ, 17, of 2519 Albrook, was arrested Monday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â¢ JOE THOMAS RODRIQUEZ, 45, of 501 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ STEVEN DWANE SMITH, 51, of Lubbock, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
Milton "Dean" Wood, 56, of Coahoma, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Coahoma Cemetery with the Revs. Wes Massey and Elwin Collom officiating.
James Galloway, 46, of Big Spring, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chaplain Dean Thomas officiating.
Felipe Ramirez, 83, of Dallas, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, July 1, 2011, in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Lois Rhoton, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with Derrick Looney officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Al Clanton, 86, of Big Spring died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
See the Tuesday edition of the Herald for more photos and information on the annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration (photo by Thomas Jenkins).
Big Spring police are searching for suspects they believe were involved in the Friday afternoon shooting of a Big Spring man.
Dijuan Ausbie, 22, was listed in stable condition after being shot three times during the altercation, police officials said late Friday.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, said officers responded to a call about a shooting victim in the 800 block of Lorilla at 5:30 p.m. Friday.