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July 4th, 2015

Andrews Hwy to get receive facelift

July 4, 2015

A Howard County road will be receiving a facelift Monday when Price Construction commences an $8.7 million, multi-month project.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, crews will begin work on state highway 176 from the Martin County line to approximately one mile east of FM 2599 near Big Spring. The highway is also known locally as Andrew’s Highway.

Read more in Sunday's issue of the Big Spring herald

July 2nd

Pops parking to be at a premium

July 2, 2015

Those coming late to the annual Pops in the Park Fourth of July celebration this Friday may want to bring along a pair of good walking shoes. You are going to need them.

According Big Spring Police Lt. Brian Gordon, early traffic will be directed to the Russ McEwen Water Park parking lot on event day, which is the closest of the six designated parking spaces to the Big Spring Amphitheater located in the Comanche Trail Park.

Pops in the Park schedule of events

July 2, 2015

5 p.m. Gates open at the Amphitheater
5 p.m. Food and novelty booths open
6 p.m. Pre-show performance by Donny Green & Los Greengos
7:45 p.m. Welcome and announcements — Jim Clements, emcee
8 p.m. Symphony and flag ceremony
8:15 p.m. Flyover CAF
9:15 p.m. Video presentation recognizing serviceman and woman
9:30 p.m. Fireworks display

July 1st

Coahoma Freedom Parade Saturday

July 1, 2015

Freedom will be on parade in Coahoma this weekend.

Saturday is the annual Coahoma Freedom Parade.

“The parade is to celebrate freedom and honor our veterans and current military,” said Lori Martinez, parade coordinator. “We have our grand marshals and our citizen of the year picked out and we usually have a good turn out of participants. Anyone who wants to be in the parade can show up at the Coahoama High School football field by 9 a.m. We will be judging the floats and different categories and awarding ‘best patriotic’ before the parade starts.”

18th annual Pops celebration set for Friday

July 1, 2015

Thousands of spectators are expected to pack Comanche Trail Park for the 18th Annual Pops in the Park Fourth of July celebration.

In other to prepare for the mass of crowd heading to the Ampitheater, the city of Big Spring will close the Russ McEwen Water Park for that day only to prepare for parking when gates to the Ampitheater open at 5 p.m. Food and novelty booths will be open at this time.

Donny Green and Los Greengos will take the stage at 6 p.m. for the pre-show. Of course, many families will choose to enjoy the fireworks by picnicking in the many open fields of the park.

June 29th

CASA volunteer training set for July 20

June 29, 2015

A new CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer training will be held in late July.
Last year, more than 46,600 Texas children were in the child welfare system, waiting to be placed in permanent homes. Victims of abuse and neglect, these children were removed from their homes through no fault of their own and placed in the overburdened child welfare system. Stuck in a cycle of moving from foster home to foster home, many children lose hope of ever finding their forever families.

For more on this story, see today's issue of the Big Spring Herald.

87 By-Pass: Wasson Road closure set for Tuesday

June 29, 2015

A portion of Wasson Road will be closed for part of the day Tuesday as crews are expected to pour part of the bridge deck currently under construction for the Highway 87 relief route project.
The closure is scheduled to occur between 1 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to MaryBelle Turner public information officer Texas Department of Tranportation (TxDOT) — Abilene office.

June 27th

DPS to be out in force during July 4 holiday

June 27, 2015

Law enforcement will beefed up patrols as the nation hits the roadways to celebrate the Fourth of July holidays

Beginning last Friday and continuing until July 7, Department of Safety Troopers (DPS) troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

Fryrears develop wind tunnel to help study erosion effects

June 27, 2015

For much of his adulthood, Bill Fryrear has studied the effects of wind erosion and how to counteract it, and he’s not going to let a middling thing like retirement get in the way of his life’s work.

Fryrear, who extensively studied wind erosion for many years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Big Spring station before retiring in the late 1990s, has continued his work on the problem in the private sector, developing equipment which allows researchers to more easily determine the effects of wind erosion.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

June 25th

Police searching for robber

June 25, 2015

Big Spring police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Wednesday morning.

BSPD officials said officers were dispatched to Burrito Stop, 2001 W. Third, shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday in reference to an armed robbery.

“Officers contacted the victim and were advised that an Hispanic male entered the store and brandished a knife and demanded money,” a BSPD news release stated.

“He took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the business on foot, going east on Third Street,” the release added.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

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