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Water restrictions tightened

July 13, 2011

Big Spring City Council members gave the go-ahead for even tougher restrictions on water use Tuesday, as municipal officials continue to describe conservation efforts as “shooting at a moving target.”

The council gave the green light to several conservation methods to be implemented by City Manager Gary Fuqua, including another decrease in the number of days allowing outdoor water use — including watering lawns — and implementation of a hotline for city residents to report infractions.

Wildfire partially contained

July 13, 2011

Howard County's long, hot summer continues.

A trio of wildfires scorched thousands of acres in the eastern half of the county Tuesday, resulting in two volunteer firefighters being sent to a local hospital.

The largest of the three blazes — in the vicinity of Garrett Ranch in eastern Howard County — consumed more than 3,000 acres and was only partially contained at midday today.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan said a downed oil company power line sparked the fire.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• GLORIA KATHLEEN LUNA, 43, of 637 Manor, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• EUGENE DAVID MANRIQUEZ, 51, of 637 Manor, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1800 block of Duquoin Place.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 3600 block of Calvin.

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