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June 30th

Two killed in separate accidents

June 30, 2011

At least two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a pair of traffic accidents involving tractor trailers, as law enforcement officials investigate crashes on Interstate Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 350.

The first accident was reported near the intersection of U.S. Highway 350 and Piper Road shortly after noon. Lois Rhoton, 84, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green approximately an hour after the accident, according to law enforcement officials.

Highland Parade Monday

June 30, 2011

Patriotism isn't just for adults.

For more than 30 years, the Highland July 4 Parade has shown that you don't have to be a grownup to show your love for all things red, white and blue.

The annual parade will be held along Highland Drive Monday morning, said Melanie Laudermilk, one of the event's organizers.

The parade, featuring children decked out in all kinds of patriotic regalia, begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Highland and Robb drives and will end at the intersection of Highland and Goliad.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 30, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARGARITA OLIVAREZ RAMIREZ, 28, of 2200 S. Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• KIMBERLY NICOLE GUTIERREZ, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 614, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for speeding.
• DEBRA LYNN KNOTT, 49, of 106 E. 22nd St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• PRISCILLA ANN LIVESAY, 24, of Lubbock, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

June 29th

City council tightens water use restrictions

June 29, 2011

Beginning Friday, municipal water customers will be forced to cut back their outdoor water use yet again to make way for an overall 20 percent decrease in deliveries by the Colorado River Municipal Water District.

The Big Spring City Council approved the revision to its current Drought Contingency Plan — which is currently in Stage 3 — by a unanimous vote to decrease the number of days city water customers can water lawns and utilize water for outdoor activities and usages from three days each week to two days.

BSISD committee, board meet Thursday

June 29, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District officials hope to put the final touches on plans for new single-member district boundaries Thursday.

BSISD's Redistricting Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to hammer out final recommendations for the new boundaries, then will present those findings to the board of trustees when that body meets in special session at 5:15 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Big Spring High School board room. The public is invited to provide input at both meetings.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAY FRANK OLIVAS, 21, of 2001 N. Salem Rd., was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter and public intoxication.
• CRYSTAL LASHEL COBLE, 24, of 1510 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for no dog or cat vaccination (rabies).
• CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, of 301 State, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.

June 28th

Fire, heat threat won't deter Pops

June 28, 2011

Pops in the Park is going to keep its pop this year, officials have decided.

Organizers for the Sunday celebration held an emergency meeting Monday to address fire safety issues surrounding the $40,000 fireworks display and decided that the event will go on as originally planned.

Jan Hansen, chairman of the Pops organizing committee, said all necessary steps will be taken to make the fireworks show as safe as possible.

County OKs new princinct borders

June 28, 2011

Howard County commissioners took their first step in the process of redrawing precinct lines, approving a proposed plan on a unanimous vote Monday morning.

Commissioners had three proposed redistricting plans to choose from, two of which were presented approximately two weeks ago by Bob Bass, an attorney with Allison, Bass and Associates — the law firm currently contracted with to assist area agencies in the process of redistricting.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JENNY MARIE LYON, 36, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 256, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RITA BALDWIN HOTELLING, 49, of 903 Abrams, was arrested Monday on warrants for possession of a dangerous drug and theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• FEDERICO HOWARD SALGADO, 61, of 607 Caylor, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

June 27th

City to tighten water restrictions

June 27, 2011

Municipal water customers may have to cut back their outdoor use of water to two days instead of three, as the Big Spring City Council is expected to approve a revision to its Drought Contingency Plan Tuesday to accommodate yet another decrease in deliveries by the Colorado River Municipal Water District.

Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said CRMWD is set to decrease its water deliveries by a total of 20 percent beginning July 1, a move made necessary by the current extreme drought conditions.

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