June 9th, 2011
The summer of 2011 is about to become even drier than anticipated.
Colorado River Municipal Water District officials announced this week that water deliveries to the district's member cities — which have already been cut by 10 percent — will be slashed by another 10 percent effective July 1.
Reduced pumping capability is being cited as the main reason for the district's latest move.
It's all about having fun.
For the past 31 years, the Big Spring Model Aircraft Association has been putting on a fun fly. Once again the fun fly will take place at John Wesley Buzbee Airfield Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“This is a neat thing to see, especially for the airplane enthusiasts who don't really get the opportunity to fly,” said Robert Walker, president of the Big Spring Model Aircraft Association. “It's a great chance for them to see the aircraft up close.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday:
â€˘ ABEL GUZMAN, 29, 2911 W. Highway 80, was arrested on warrants charging unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon in a weapons free zone, failure to identify fugitive from justice, retaliation and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PATRICK ROBERTS PARRAS, 23, 2804 Williams, was arrested on a warrant charging no driver's license.
â€˘ VELERIA MATA MONTEMAYOR, 35, 2522 Gunter, was arrestged on warrants charging failure to report change of address/name, failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.
Davy Lee Hughes, 92, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 4, 2011. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Oldham Lane Church of Christ with Chris McCurley officiating under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.
Kirk Doss Jones, 50, of Big Spring passed away Monday, June 6, 2011. Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Howell Doran Funeral Home in San Saba with the Rev. Tom Brand officiating. Interment at Chappel Cemetery.
Benjamin Morgan, 84, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Melody Lynn Gay Myrick, 49, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Rodeo week is a big one for Howard County residents, especially the old settlers.
The 87th Annual Settlers Reunion will conclude rodeo week, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the Heritage Museum.
“It started out as a big family reunion for residents of Glasscock and Howard counties and it has evolved over the years,” Museum Director Nancy Raney said.
ORSAN — The splash is back.
Forsan Independent School District's swimming pool, which has offered a way for area residents to beat the heat for several years, is once again open for business.
The pool's annual summer run began Memorial Day and will last until August, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
As temperatures heat up, many area residents will turn their attention to local lakes and swimming pools to try to keep cool. However, according to officials with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, fun in the water can quickly turn deadly without proper supervision for children.