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One dead in Saturday house fire

August 3, 2013

An early morning house fire Saturday claimed the life of a Big Spring man.

Big Spring Fire Department units were called to the 200 block of N.E. Sixth to battle the fire at about 5 a.m. Saturday, according to information released from BSFD Chief Craig Ferguson.

When firefighters arrived, they found house engulfed in flames, Ferguson said.

Rescue crews made entry into the house and found Manuel Cervantes, 61, still inside. They then pulled Cervantes from the building and transported him to Scenic Mountain Medical Center's emergency room.

Hang glider championships begin Sunday

August 3, 2013

It's a bird, it's a plane it's … a hang glider?

It may sound a bit strange — especially along the West Texas skyline — but it's likely the case, as the 2013 U.S. National Hang Gliding Championship prepare to get under way Sunday at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.

Marking the 11th year in a row the championship has been held in the Crossroads area, more than 40 hang glider pilots from all across the nation — as well as the world — are expected to take to the skies for the week-long event.

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