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Funtastic Fourth returns Saturday

June 28, 2012

Area residents can get a jump start on the upcoming July 4 holiday this weekend.

The 10th Annual Alon USA/Alon Brands Funtastic Fourth, presented by the Downtown Revitalization Association, will be held Saturday in the area surrounding the Howard County Courthouse.

Admission is free to the event, which will last from 10 a.m. until midnight.

Organizers promise a day filled with music, fun and food.

People can get a sneak peek of sorts Friday, when festival organizers preview a new event — the Swifty Swine pig races — at 7 p.m. in Heart of the City Park.

Officials: 2012 Relay for Life raised $165,000

June 28, 2012

That's a wrap.

The 2012 Relay For Life community wrap-up event took place Tuesday in Garrett Hall at First United Methodist Church. A total $165,447.28 has been raised to date, officials said.

“The season doesn't officially wrap up until Aug. 31, and we will take money until that time,” Relay For Life Chairman Manny Negron said. “This year we fell short of our set money goal, but we reached our goal at the same time … we were able to touch the lives of several survivors, caregivers, family members and community members.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON RANDALL PORTER, 24, of 502 N. Runnels, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DIMITRI ANDREW LEOS, 20, of 710 E. 17th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of consumption of alcoholic beverage by a minor.
• ALYSSA CRISELDA LOPEZ, 23, of 4204 Dixon, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• YENISSIA RAMERIZ VIERA, 27, of 1401 N. Highway 87, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.

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