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June 24th, 2011
As the old saying goes, the devil's in the details.
Drawing new district maps for a governmental entity is a concept that sounds fairly simple on the surface â€” take your total population, divide it by the number of representatives, then reshape the boundaries so that each district has roughly the same number of residents.
Area stargazers will have plenty to look at Saturday when the Big Spring State Park holds its annual Stargazing Party atop the historic Scenic Mountain.
Park Manager Ron Alton said there will be several interesting heavenly bodies in view when he and members of the West Texas Amateur Astronomy Club turn their eyes — and telescopes — skyward.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ AMANDA CHRISTINE WINKLER, 50, of Moody, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MICHAEL E. BAKER, 44, of 502 Young, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, dog or cat running at large and two warrants from another agency.
â€˘ DANELLE CHRISTINE OVERTON, 24, of 1746 Purdue, was arrested Thursday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
Pops in the Park will go on with a bang.
There may not be fireworks for the Fourth of July in Howard County, but the Pops in the Park celebration will be able to take place as planned July 3, the Pops board has been assured.
“A professional show adheres to different laws than the private use of fireworks,” said Fire Marshal Carl Condray. “In the past, the city and county have worked together to provide the coverage in this event and this year it will be the same joint effort.”
Crossroads area residents are invited to say thanks to area veterans and have some family fun in the process.
From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 will be having a fundraiser at the Hog Heaven Party Barn.
According to Mike Tarpley, junior vice commander, the DAV Chapter 47 is always in need of funds.
All of the chapter’s funds go toward offering assistance to the disabled veterans of the Big Spring community, Tarpley said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, of 508 Abrams, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of burglary of habitation â€” assault.
â€˘ JACOB LEWIS JONES, 27, of 7011 Roberts Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft more than $50, less than $500/shoplifting.
â€˘ GREGORY D. WILLMAN, 27, of 1315 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft more than $50, less than $500/shoplifting.
A wildfire south of Big Spring that burned thousands of acres and destroyed two homes over the course of two days has been contained, firefighters said.
Exhausted crews were keeping watch over isolated â€śhot spotsâ€ť this morning to avoid flare-ups of the fire, which burned up to 6,000 acres of land in an area roughly stretching from South Mountain to the Silver Heels subdivision, said Tommy Sullivan, chief of the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department.
â€śNot all of it is out, but we do have it contained,â€ť Sullivan said.
Games, rides and cotton candy mean only one thing â€” the carnival is returning to Big Spring.
The Pride of Texas Carnival will be open at from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. today through Sunday at the College Park Shopping Center, located at Fourth and Birdwell. The event is being brought to the community by the carnival, shopping center and Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.
â€śThis is something we are all working together on in order to bring a fun event to the community,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, chamber executive director.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MICHAEL DAVID BOOTH, 21, of 1408 Robin, was arrested Tuesday on six warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ALEX MARK HUCKABEE, 20, of 107 W. Ninth in Forsan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, of 508 Abrams, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of burglary of a habitation â€“ assault.
A pair of wildfires destroyed more than 15,000 acres of land and at least two homes Monday, as firefighters prepare for even more devastation today.
The first fire was reported early Monday afternoon near Cauble Road in the southwest portion of the county, according to Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan.
â€śThe Cauble Road fire destroyed about 400 acres,â€ť Sullivan said. â€śWe were really lucky with that one because we were able to stop it right at the roadway. If it had jumped across, we would be talking about a lot more acres of land than we are now.â€ť