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July 7th, 2012

Police blotter 7-7-2012

July 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• NICKOLAS JONPAUL RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 410 Owens, was arrested Friday on a warrant for fail to maintain financial responsibility.
• MARTIN ANGUIANO, 45, of 202 N.E. Second, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• GARY CHRISTOPHER STARR, 29, of 802 E. 14th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication and prohibited weapons-switchblade/knuckles.

July 6th

Coahoma Freedom Parade Saturday

July 6, 2012

COAHOMA — Pride in country and community will be on display here Saturday.

Coahoma's Freedom Parade, featuring floats, cars and tractors festooned in their red, white and blue best, will make its way down First Street beginning at 10 a.m.

The parade will start at the Coahoma High School football stadium and proceed south on First Street, east on the north service road, then north on Sixth Street before ending at the city park.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 6, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CAROLYN HANKE, 17, of 704 Borden Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 43, of 704 Highland Dr., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for hindering officers discharging official duties, speeding in school zone, safety seat system-child younger than 8 or less than 4'9” tall.
• LORENZO TORRES RAMIREZ, 27, of 410 W. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

July 5th

Howard County celebrates America’s independence

July 5, 2012

Fireworks, music and an all around good time is what Pops in the Park offered once again.

This year's celebration marked another success for the 15-year tradition held at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater. The evening kicked off with former Big Spring resident Don Turner and his Dixieland band taking the stage at 6:30 p.m.

For 45th year, Highland celebrates July 4 with parade

July 5, 2012

By foot, stroller, pedal and motor power, Highland South's smallest residents showed their their patriotism in colorful ways Wednesday.

The 45th Annual Highland South Fourth of July Parade attracted more than 30 entries this year. That number was down slightly from 2011, but Parade Coordinator Melanie Lawdermilk said the quality of the entries was as strong as ever.

Lawdermilk credited her fellow volunteers with helping make the event a success.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 5, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER RYAN COLEGROVE, 20, of 1311 Madison, was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention, disorderly conduct – fighting, failure to appear (eight counts), driving without safety belt secured, criminal mischief – more than $500 and less than $1,500 and a warrant from another agency.
• ANDRES NIETO, 42, of 1901 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of failure to stop and render aid injury/death.

July 3rd

118th officials warn of telephone scam

July 3, 2012

Officials with the 118th District Court are warning area residents of a telephone scam where con artists are claiming to be collecting fines from locals who allegedly owe fins for missing jury duty.

According to 118th District Judge Timothy Yeats, his office was recently made aware of the scam, which is targeting local residents.

Stanton readies for 79th Old Settlers Reunion

July 3, 2012

STANTON — Stanton residents will focus on “Big Dreams in a Small Town” as a 79-year-old tradition continues this year — the Old Settlers Reunion returns July 14, 2012.

“We are celebrating a time of growth and prosperity, as well as remembering our predecessors who made it possible,” Marsha Todd, event organizer, said in a press release.

Drunk drivers beware: Troopers on DWI patrol during July 4 period

July 3, 2012

If your plans to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday include drinking and driving, they should include a trip to the county detention center, as state and local law enforcement will be on the lookout for violators during the next several days.

The Texas Department of Public Safety have increased DWI patrols for a nine-day period which includes Wednesday, according to state officials, with troopers focusing DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

Seeing red, white and blue

July 3, 2012

Howard County residents will celebrate the July 4 holiday in ways both big and small over the course of the next few days.

Undoubtedly, the biggest community celebration occurs tonight, when the annual Pops in the Park, featuring music, food and fireworks, is held at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.

Gates will open at 5 p.m., along with the food vendors which will be located at the top of the amphitheater.

Pre-show entertainment will be provided by former Big Spring resident Don Turner, who will perform Dixieland-style music from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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