July 13th, 2011
Big Spring City Council members gave the go-ahead for even tougher restrictions on water use Tuesday, as municipal officials continue to describe conservation efforts as “shooting at a moving target.”
The council gave the green light to several conservation methods to be implemented by City Manager Gary Fuqua, including another decrease in the number of days allowing outdoor water use — including watering lawns — and implementation of a hotline for city residents to report infractions.
Howard County's long, hot summer continues.
A trio of wildfires scorched thousands of acres in the eastern half of the county Tuesday, resulting in two volunteer firefighters being sent to a local hospital.
The largest of the three blazes — in the vicinity of Garrett Ranch in eastern Howard County — consumed more than 3,000 acres and was only partially contained at midday today.
Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan said a downed oil company power line sparked the fire.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GLORIA KATHLEEN LUNA, 43, of 637 Manor, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ EUGENE DAVID MANRIQUEZ, 51, of 637 Manor, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1800 block of Duquoin Place.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 3600 block of Calvin.
Glen Forgus, 88, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in a local nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Funeral services will be Wednesday in Louisiana for a Big Spring native who was killed in action in Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael â€śMickeyâ€ť Jonathan Garcia, 27, was killed July 4 during an attack on his unit in Wardac Province, Afghanistan.
Consider it a two-day celebration of all things Aggie.
The Howard County A&M Club will hold its 12th annual scholarship fundraiser Friday and Saturday, and organizers promise a variety of events for the fans of the maroon and white of Texas A&M.
Money raised during the two-day event will go toward funding scholarships for Howard County students attending the university.
â€śWe currently support nine students with 15 endowed scholarships,â€ť said Corey Green, an organizer of the event. â€śWe hope to add two more endowed scholarships this year.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JESUS CERVANTES JR, 29, of 3619 Connally St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LORENZO DELUNG WESLEY, 34, of 601 N. Scurry St., was arrested Monday on a charge of evading arrest/detention, assault: family violence threat or offensive touch.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1023 Stadium Avenue, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
Water will be the topic of choice during Tuesday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the group is expected to discuss ways to keep up with recent decreases in water deliveries by the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSHUA DAVID HARRINGTON, 21, of 1316 Park Ave., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ OTIS JAMES PORTER, 28, of 2510 Hunter, was arrested Saturday on charges of criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter, criminal mischief, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to appear (three counts).
BOSSIER CITY, La. â€” Funeral services for Big Spring native SSgt. Michael Jonathan Garcia will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at St. John Berchman Cathedral in Shreveport, La., with the Rev. Carson LaCaze officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Boone Funeral Home in Bossier City, La. Michael was born to David Garcia and Mary Ann Garcia on Aug. 1, 1983, in Big Spring, Texas. He was killed in action on July 4, 2011, in Afghanistan.