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June 28th

Funtastic Fourth starts today

June 28, 2013

Funtastic Fourth gets under way this evening. The two-day event will continued until about midnight, the resume Saturday morning with a full day of activities, including lots of music and vendors.
It all takes place in downtown Big Spring.

Today
Opening ceremonies, 6 p.m.
Music by Del Castillo, Mad Mexicans & Extremo, beginning at 6 p.m.
Beer sales 6-11:30 p.m.
Many of the vendors will be open.

Saturday
Food, craft and merchandise vendors throughout the day.

June 27th

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.

June 26th

Outstanding: Coahoma singer wows 'em at state solo contest

June 26, 2013

COAHOMA — Richie Ewing was among the best of the best at the recent University Interscholastic League State Solo and Ensemble contest.

Ewing, a sophomore baritone for the Coahoma High School choir, earned a Divison I rating (the highest possible) rating at the state contest, but his excellence didn't stop there — his judge rating him as an “outstanding performer” at the contest, held in Pflugerville.

To put that achievement into context, Lewis was among 305 of an estimated 24,000 contest participants to receive that distinction, CHS Choir Director Sandy Wallace said.

Influx of debris cuts landfill life

June 26, 2013

The Big Spring City Council received an update on issues surrounding the municipal landfill during Tuesday night's meeting and the prognosis is anything but sunny.

According to Interim City Manager Todd Darden, the landfill has reached a critical point where the influx of materials — much of which is coming from construction and commercial entities — is cutting the life of the facility in half.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-26

June 26, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DANIEL RUSSELL QUALLS, 34, of 2602 Dow, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
• BILLY BOB ALVARADO, 34, of 1704 Virginia, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• JESSICA RENEE ORSAK, 24, of 701 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.

June 25th

Commissioners agree to land sale

June 25, 2013

Howard County commissioners gave the go-ahead to sell a county-owned tract of land on the north side of Big Spring during their Monday meeting, a prospect that could have a new hotel going up in the area.

The tract of land — a half-block near the county's Road and Bridge Administration office in the north part of the city — has been the focus of attention several times in the past several months, as real estate developers have approached the court about purchasing and developing the property.

Preparations underway for Highland July 4 parade

June 25, 2013

Pint-sized patriotism will be on display this July 4.

For about 40 years, the Highland July 4 Parade has shown that you don't have to be an adult to show off your love of country.

The annual parade will be held along Highland Drive beginning at 10 a.m. July 4, said Melanie Lawdermilk, parade organizer. Participants will line up at the intersection of Highland and Robb streets at 9:30 a.m., then parade west on Highland to the intersection with Goliad.

While plenty of youngsters are expected to be on hand, Lawdermilk said she needs some help from the area's grownups, as well.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-25

June 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 24, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT ADAM MATA, 26, of 1511 Johnson, was arrested Monday on charges of abandonment/endangerment of a child – criminal negligence, speeding, failure to appear – two counts and no drivers license/ when unlicensed.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 66, of 1512 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

June 24th

Police beat

June 24, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ISA DELGADO CASTELLANO, 59, of 811 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KENNETH NEIL RATLIFF, 41, of Comanche, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of shoplifting - $50 or less.
• LLOYD WINFIELD MORGAN II, 22, of 909 Highland Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JEFFERY THOMAS ARCHER, 42, of Priest River, Idaho, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

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