Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to consider a number of issues, including a second attempt at electing a mayor pro-tem.
The council first attempted to elect a mayor pro-tem â€” a council member designated to stand-in for the mayor when necessary â€” during its June 25 meeting, with District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez absent.
Fernandez and newly elected District 5 Councilman Raul Benavides were both nominated for the position, however, a vote yielded a tie vote of three ballots per nominee. Mayor Larry McLellan called for the election to be postponed until Tuesday night's meeting.
STANTON â€” Then and Now.
That's the theme for the 80th annual Old Settler's Reunion, which will be held Saturday in downtown Stanton.
Then and Now is a fitting theme, organizers say.
â€śWe are celebrating a time of growth and prosperity, as well as remembering our predecessors who made it possible,â€ť said Kristi Peterson, who is helping coordinate the event.
The traditional parade will begin at 10 a.m., and dedicated tof Bob and Mary Haislip, parade marshals for 2013.
The Hotel Settles â€” and Big Spring â€” are getting some more statewide publicity.
The â€śPostcardâ€ť section of Texas Highways' August edition contains a feature on the Settles with an invitation to visit other local attractions.
Howard County commissioners are to consider revisions to their Flood Damage Prevention Order and proposed subdivision and manufactured home rental community regulations Monday, moving forward with efforts to protect county residents in the face of the oil boom.
Monday's meeting is to get under way at 10 a.m. in the commissioners courtroom, located on the third floor of the county courthouse.
Celebrating Independence Day has been a long-standing tradition in Big Spring with Pops In The Park being the climax. The symphony playing songs of patriotism, a slide show honoring veterans and the fireworks display as the grand finale bring rave reviews each year.
To get everyone in a patriotic mood, the Funtastic Fourth has its place in the celebration. This year was the best to date, according to organizers.
â€śIt was a a big success for the Downtown Revitalization Association,â€ť said DRA vice president, Ramon Holguin.
Department of Public Safety officials have released the names of a Big Spring man and woman killed Monday afternoon when the pickup in which they were traveling struck an 18-wheel tractor trailer near the 181 mile marker of Interstate Highway 20.
Eugenio Martinez Arellano, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 5:20 p.m. by Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, according to accident records filed with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Pops in the Park
schedule of events
Today at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater
5 p.m. â€” Amphitheater gates and food vendor booths open.
6:30 p.m. â€” Vocal Trash performs.
7:45 p.m. â€” Welcome and invocation.
8 p.m. â€” Flag ceremony.
8:15 p.m. â€” National anthem with flyover by Commemorative Air Force planes.
8:20 p.m. â€” Big Spring Symphony begins performance.
9 p.m. â€” Video tribute to Howard County service personnel and veterans.
9:45 p.m. â€” Fireworks show.
With a little more than 24 hours to go before they strike up the orchestra and light the fuse on the fireworks, Pops in the Park officials are putting the final touches on preparations for the popular event.
The 16th annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration, featuring music, food, fun and fireworks, is set to begin Wednesday afternoon at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.
While the risk factors for wildfires may be at its lowest point in approximately seven years, local fire officials are urging residents to be careful if they plan to include fireworks in their Independence Day celebrations, as the risk of injury is still a major concern.
According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, recent rain and favorable weather conditions have the risk level in the county at low-medium going into the holiday.