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June 4th, 2012
COLORADO CITY â€” Rev up the engines and get ready for the CC Riders 12th annual Car Show and Sonic Cruise this Saturday. Toss in a drive-in movie and live music and make a day of it.
Pre-registration for those wanting to enter their vehicle in the car show, accepted through Thursday, will be $20. Otherwise, entry is $25 per vehicle. Inside the Railhead Building, spots are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. There will be 20 classes and plaques will be awarded for the top three places in each.
Amateur astronomers and local residents will get a chance to turn their sights toward the heavens Saturday, June 23, as officials with the Big Spring State Park prepare for their annual Stargazing Party atop the local landmark.
â€śSunset is approximately 9 p.m. and there will be a program as soon as it gets dark enough to see the projection, which is usually between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m.,â€ť said Park Manager Ron Alton. â€śI'm going to ask the astronomy club members to bone up on their constellations so we can point some of them out.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAVIER MIRAMONTES, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 33, of 1605 Sunset, was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and expired registration.
â€˘ RAYMOND EARL OVERTON, 33, of 405.5 Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Area residents who received their property tax appraisals this year may find themselves with a case of sticker shock, as officials with the Howard County Appraisal District say higher market values are driving up valuations in the Crossroads area.
According to Ronny Babcock, chief appraiser for the appraisal district, said his office is already seeing a high volume of property owners filing protests regarding their appraisals.
The parade is on again.
After a year's absence, the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo will have a parade â€” at a cooler time.
â€śOne problem with the parade on Thursday afternoon was the heat this time of year,â€ť said Chad Wash, rodeo association board member. â€śThis year, we've put the parade back in, but moved it to Saturday morning when it's cooler.â€ť
The rodeo opens Thursday, June 21, and ends Saturday, June 23 with nightly performances at the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ JOE ANTHONY BUSTAMANTE, 23, of 1500 E. 57th, was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving while license invalid, fail to report change of address/name, fail to appear (two counts).
â€˘ GABRIEL SOTO, 46, of 3304 W. Hwy 80 27, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (two counts), failed to maintain financial responsibility (two counts), fail to appear (four counts).
As temperatures heat up, many area residents will turn their attention to local lakes and swimming pools to try to keep cool. However, according to officials with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, fun in the water can quickly turn deadly without proper supervision.
The DFPS is kicking off a new campaign this year aptly named â€śWatch Kids Around Water,â€ť which includes a summer-long ad campaign to help educate the public on the importance of supervising children around water, safety tips and other valuable information
Big Spring Independent School District will hold summer school for elementary and secondary students beginning Monday and running through June 28.
Classes will be held Mondays through Thursdays, school officials said.
Elementary students will attend classes from 8 a.m. until noon at Goliad Intermediate School, while secondary students will attend classes from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Big Spring Junior High School. Breakfast and lunch will be served free of charge at both campuses.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CODY DEJUAN HAWKINS, 29, of 810 Cherry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 28, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (three counts), failure to appear (12 counts), failure to display driver's license, driving without a safety belt (two counts), expired registration and five warrants from other agencies.
The legendary Man of Steel will take Scenic Mountain and the Big Spring State Park by storm Saturday, as the Big Spring Film Society screens the 1978 classic â€śSupermanâ€ť atop the local landmark.
With the film expected to begin at dusk, Film Society Chairman Brandon Johnson said the screening will kick off the group's summer series.