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Final touches being put on Pops in the Park

June 27, 2013

There's only a week to go before the fireworks literally start.

The 16th annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration, featuring music, food, fun and fireworks, is set for next Wednesday at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.

While the highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the annual fireworks display — complete with musical accompaniment from the Big Spring Symphony — there will be lots more for people to enjoy, Pops Committee Chairperson Kelly Seales said.

Voter ID law OK’d for now

June 27, 2013

Texas voters looking to cast a ballot in upcoming elections can prepare to pony-up a picture ID, as a landmark Supreme Court ruling issued this week will allow the state to activate its controversial voter ID law, according to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the formula that determines which states must petition Washington before making elections changes, Abbott said Texas' voter ID law would take effect immediately.

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