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Festival of Lights begins Wednesday

December 14, 2010

In less than 48 hours, Comanche Trail Park is going to be transformed into a poinsettia paradise.

Millions of lights will switch on for the Christmas holidays at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening when the 14th annual Comanche Trail Festival of Lights begins at the city park.

The event, featuring hundreds of lighted attractions ranging from poinsettias to oversized Christmas cards, is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors to this year's run, which ends Dec. 31.

Commissioners pass on fireworks ban

December 14, 2010

An apparent mix up in dates prevented Howard County commissioners from passing a ban on fireworks Monday morning, forcing officials to instead rely on informal requests that firework vendors not sell rockets that include sticks and fins.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan informed commissioners of the situation Monday morning during the court's regular meeting.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 14, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ELIZABETH HOPE LAREZ, 34, of 1111 N. Goliad, was arrested Monday on a warrant for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• AMBER RODRIGUEZ, 17, of 1003 N. Runnels, was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• JOE OLIVIO JR., 38, of 1109 S. Runnels, was arrested Monday on warrants for evading arrest or detention, failure to maintain financial responsibility and disregarding a stop sign.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:

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