Archive - Jun 9, 2011 - News Article
Aside from the annual Pops in the Park show, it will be a fireworks-free Fourth of July in Howard County.
County Judge Mark Barr announced today he will sign a declaration Monday banning the sale, possession and use of fireworks in the county.
Worsening drought conditions, coupled with the increased threat of wildfires, have prompted the move, Barr said.
Nobody ever said being an elected official was easy, but this may have been the most difficult few months in Texas Sen. Kel Seliger's political life.
Seliger (R-Amarillo), Big Spring's representative in the Texas Senate, said he and his colleagues were forced to deal with several difficult challenges this year, starting with how to deal with a $27 billion shortfall in state revenue.
The deep cuts inflicted on almost every segment of the Texas budget are guaranteed to leave few people happy, he conceded.
The summer of 2011 is about to become even drier than anticipated.
Colorado River Municipal Water District officials announced this week that water deliveries to the district's member cities — which have already been cut by 10 percent — will be slashed by another 10 percent effective July 1.
Reduced pumping capability is being cited as the main reason for the district's latest move.
It's all about having fun.
For the past 31 years, the Big Spring Model Aircraft Association has been putting on a fun fly. Once again the fun fly will take place at John Wesley Buzbee Airfield Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“This is a neat thing to see, especially for the airplane enthusiasts who don't really get the opportunity to fly,” said Robert Walker, president of the Big Spring Model Aircraft Association. “It's a great chance for them to see the aircraft up close.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday:
â€˘ ABEL GUZMAN, 29, 2911 W. Highway 80, was arrested on warrants charging unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon in a weapons free zone, failure to identify fugitive from justice, retaliation and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PATRICK ROBERTS PARRAS, 23, 2804 Williams, was arrested on a warrant charging no driver's license.
â€˘ VELERIA MATA MONTEMAYOR, 35, 2522 Gunter, was arrestged on warrants charging failure to report change of address/name, failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.