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Are you prepared for fire?

March 2, 2011

Would you know what to do if a wildfire was bearing down on your home, forcing you and your family to evacuate?

The recent rash of wildfires in and around the Howard County area has many local residents asking that very question, as dry conditions and high winds aren't likely to go away anytime soon.

Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said the vital strategy area residents can take to protect themselves and their families during an evacuation is to prepare ahead of time.

Fire threatens festival lights

March 2, 2011

Fifteen years almost went up in smoke this week. T

he warehouse containing lights, displays and other items used in the annual Comanche Trail Festival of Lights was in the path of flames during Sunday's west side fire. Because of firefighters' quick response, the warehouse did not receive any damage, but light displays outside were burned.

“Thank the Lord and the firefighters that more damage wasn't done,” Pat Simmons, founder of the Festival of Lights, said Tuesday. “The damage could have been a lot worse.”

Homebound vets get some help

March 2, 2011

If patients can't get to the clinic, then the clinic will go to the patients.

That's the reasoning behind the VA Medical Center's Home Based Primary Care Program, which is designed to provide clinical medical services to home-bound veterans.

The program, which began locally last April, currently serves 39 veterans living within a 60-mile radius of the Big Spring VA Medical Center.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 2, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Today:
• FRANKIE RUBIO, 51, of 621 Sgt. Paredez Street, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and two warrants from other agencies.
• RICHARD NORMAN RAMIREZ, 45, of 611 N. San Antonio Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated/ third or more.
• STEVEN ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ, 39, of 1413 Wood Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of disregard for a stop sign.

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