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June 24th, 2011

BSISD committee wrestles with redistricting

June 24, 2011

As the old saying goes, the devil's in the details.

Drawing new district maps for a governmental entity is a concept that sounds fairly simple on the surface — take your total population, divide it by the number of representatives, then reshape the boundaries so that each district has roughly the same number of residents.

Annual stargazing party Saturday

June 24, 2011

Area stargazers will have plenty to look at Saturday when the Big Spring State Park holds its annual Stargazing Party atop the historic Scenic Mountain.

Park Manager Ron Alton said there will be several interesting heavenly bodies in view when he and members of the West Texas Amateur Astronomy Club turn their eyes — and telescopes — skyward.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 24, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMANDA CHRISTINE WINKLER, 50, of Moody, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL E. BAKER, 44, of 502 Young, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, dog or cat running at large and two warrants from another agency.
• DANELLE CHRISTINE OVERTON, 24, of 1746 Purdue, was arrested Thursday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

Rowen Rush Speck

June 24, 2011

Rowen Rush Speck, infant son of Cheyanne Gibson and Colton Speck of Big Spring, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with Chaplain Lynn Robertson of Compass Hospice officiating.

Olga E. Lewis

June 24, 2011

Olga E. Lewis, 55, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her residence. No services are planned.

June 23rd

Pops fireworks show will go on

June 23, 2011

Pops in the Park will go on with a bang.

There may not be fireworks for the Fourth of July in Howard County, but the Pops in the Park celebration will be able to take place as planned July 3, the Pops board has been assured.

“A professional show adheres to different laws than the private use of fireworks,” said Fire Marshal Carl Condray. “In the past, the city and county have worked together to provide the coverage in this event and this year it will be the same joint effort.”

Fundraiser to aid veterans

June 23, 2011

Crossroads area residents are invited to say thanks to area veterans and have some family fun in the process.

From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 will be having a fundraiser at the Hog Heaven Party Barn.

According to Mike Tarpley, junior vice commander, the DAV Chapter 47 is always in need of funds.

All of the chapter’s funds go toward offering assistance to the disabled veterans of the Big Spring community, Tarpley said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 23, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, of 508 Abrams, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of burglary of habitation — assault.
• JACOB LEWIS JONES, 27, of 7011 Roberts Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft more than $50, less than $500/shoplifting.
• GREGORY D. WILLMAN, 27, of 1315 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft more than $50, less than $500/shoplifting.

Freddie Graham

June 23, 2011

Freddie Graham, 71, of Tarzan died Monday, June 20, 2011, at his residence. The family received friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton with Derrick Looney officiating.

Cindi Moore

June 23, 2011

Cindi Moore, 57, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at her father’s residence. She will be in state from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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