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June 20th, 2011

Ruby Lee Harris Gray

June 20, 2011

Ruby Lee Harris Gray passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, in a Roswell, N.M., nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Ruth Faye Steen

June 20, 2011

On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Ruth Faye Steen, better known as Mema, left this earth to be with Jesus!
Arrangements are under the care of Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home. The family wishes to celebrate Ruth’s life and their cherished memories at a remembrance service at 10 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2011, at Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home. Graveside services will immediately follow at Ackerly Cemetery.

Police Beat

June 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KEITH GENE WILSON, 40, of 3703 Connally, was arrested Saturday on charges of disorderly conduct – language and possession of a controlled substance.
• JUAN PAUL GARZA, 47, of 1507 Lincoln, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• SCOTT HUNTER MANLY, 61, of Midland, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ERNESTO GALLEGOS, 31, of 4213 Hamilton, was arrested Saturday on charges of no driver's license – when unlicensed and defective stop lamps.

Festival draws more than 100 visitors so far

June 20, 2011

More than 100 vendors have signed up to participate in this year's Funtastic Fourth Festival, sponsored by Alon USA and the Downtown Revitalization Association.
The event is planned for Saturday, July 2 in downtown Big Spring and will feature live bands, a pet parade and pet contest, hot dog eating contest, food and wares vendors, a washer pitching tournament, children's play area and more, according to organizers.

Silver Heels fire extinguished

June 20, 2011

A wildfire reported Sunday morning in the Silver Heels area torched an estimated 35 acres and destroyed a shed before firefighters were able to douse the flames, according to Howard County Volunteer Fire Department officials.
The fire was reported in the area between Driver Road and Chaparral Road at approximately 10:30 a.m., according to HCVFD Chief Tommy Sullivan.

Plan to visit the stars Saturday

June 20, 2011

Amateur astronomers and local residents will get a chance to turn their sights toward the heavens Saturday as officials with the Big Spring State Park prepare for their annual Stargazing Party atop the local landmark.
“Sunset is approximately 9 p.m. and there will be a program as soon as it gets dark enough to see the projection, which is usually between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m.,” said Park Manager Ron Alton. “I'm going to ask the astronomy club members to bone up on their constellations so we can point some of them out.”

Lakeview Reunion

June 20, 2011

HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno
Lakeview School had its 14th reunion at La Vedera Club Friday and Saturday. Students were able to meet up with old friends and recall memories of the school they once attended. Pictured are Cyneather Woodruff (center) mistress of ceremonies, speaking with Lucile Foster (right) and Alvin King.

Family Aquatic Center opens

June 20, 2011

HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno
Children and adults were able to enjoy the splash area in the new Big Spring Family Aquatic Center during the facility's grand opening Saturday afternoon. The new aquatic center includes a splash area, leisure pool, two slides and a lazy river. Admission is $5 a person. The center is open from noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

June 18th

Grand jury indicts 31

June 18, 2011

Three former employees accused of stealing money from Specs and Co. were among 31 people indicted by the Howard County Grand Jury Thursday.

Big Spring residents Frances Alcantar, 32, Amy Castillo, 36, and Katie Richters, 24, were indicted on a total of four counts of theft over $1,500/under $20,000, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years imprisonment.

County clinic to open July 5

June 18, 2011

Howard County residents will soon be able to take advantage of another provider of accessible primary health care.

The Howard County Health Center is set to open July 5. This will be the third location South Plains Rural Health Services, Inc. has opened since its inception in 1986. Other locations include Levelland and Lamesa.

Once fully operational the Big Spring location will offer medical, dental and pharmacy services.

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