Firefighters are gradually gaining the upper hand against a fire that has consumed more than 5,000 acres in eastern Howard County, but the blaze is expected to continue through the weekend.
Meanwhile, fires consumed two abandoned structures but caused no injuries in Big Spring late Thursday and early today.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is saying goodbye to Jeanie Coor, executive director for the past two years, and welcoming Sandy Stewart as the its new director.
“The United Way is a great organization and I regret having to leave, but I know it is being turned over to good hands,” said Coor.
The transition comes due to a family move for Coor, but she will continue to help Stewart throughout the Boots and Bling 2012 campaign kickoff. No final date has been set for Coor yet, but Stewart is already taking on tasks.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JEAN JAVIER MATA, 17, of 2522 Gunter, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ WILLIAM COLE LAFON, 66, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of disorderly conduct â€“ exposing genital/anus in public.
â€˘ SEAN PARKER BAXTER, 19, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 14A, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ GAUDY LYNN COX, 47, of Weatherford, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.