Archive - Jun 22, 2011 - News Article
A wildfire south of Big Spring that burned thousands of acres and destroyed two homes over the course of two days has been contained, firefighters said.
Exhausted crews were keeping watch over isolated â€śhot spotsâ€ť this morning to avoid flare-ups of the fire, which burned up to 6,000 acres of land in an area roughly stretching from South Mountain to the Silver Heels subdivision, said Tommy Sullivan, chief of the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department.
â€śNot all of it is out, but we do have it contained,â€ť Sullivan said.
Games, rides and cotton candy mean only one thing â€” the carnival is returning to Big Spring.
The Pride of Texas Carnival will be open at from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. today through Sunday at the College Park Shopping Center, located at Fourth and Birdwell. The event is being brought to the community by the carnival, shopping center and Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.
â€śThis is something we are all working together on in order to bring a fun event to the community,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, chamber executive director.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MICHAEL DAVID BOOTH, 21, of 1408 Robin, was arrested Tuesday on six warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ALEX MARK HUCKABEE, 20, of 107 W. Ninth in Forsan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, of 508 Abrams, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of burglary of a habitation â€“ assault.