Archive - Sep 12, 2013 - News Article
It was â€śdouble your troubleâ€ť for Big Spring residents and city work crews alike Thursday, as two major water transmission lines broke, leaving many residences and businesses without water and forcing local schools to dismiss classes early.
The first water break occurred on 10th Street next to Big Spring High School when a 20-inch line ruptured at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Roughly six hours later, another 20-inch line, this one located at Eighth and Baylor, broke as well.
Those of us who are old enough remember where we were and what we were doing the fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001.
A day that would change all of our lives and the lives of our progeny. Security has taken up residence in almost every nook and cranny of our lives and the feeling that our shores were secure is long gone.
But as guest speaker, Mike Meinen, U.S. Army OIF, said at the 9/11 Memorial At The Plaza Wednesday, â€śAmericans do not cower or bow down to her enemy,â€ť Meinen commented. â€śThat quality is rare in the citizens of other countries.â€ť
Homecoming celebrations at Big Spring High School will kick into high gear tonight and continue into the weekend.
School officials will literally light a match to homecoming festivities tonight when they ignite a bonfire located at the field west of the Little League baseball park on the Howard College campus. The bonfire will be lit between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.