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July 5th, 2011

Fireworkds show 'pops' at city park

July 5, 2011

Pops in the Park went off with a bang this year.

Despite the dry conditions, Crossroads residents were able to enjoy a safe fireworks display Sunday evening in Comanche Trail Park.

“Everything was well thought out, well planned and well executed,” Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan, said. “We knew we could take care of it.”

Pops began with a performance by the Fab4 Beatles tribute band and was followed by a presentation of the colors ceremony and music from the Big Spring Symphony.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOE DAVID FLORES JR., 40, of Lubbock, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRANDON SOLIZ, 17, of 2519 Albrook, was arrested Monday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• JOE THOMAS RODRIQUEZ, 45, of 501 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STEVEN DWANE SMITH, 51, of Lubbock, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

July 3rd

Pops in the Park celebrates the holiday

July 4, 2011

See the Tuesday edition of the Herald for more photos and information on the annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration (photo by Thomas Jenkins).

July 2nd

Suspects sought in Friday shooting

July 2, 2011

Big Spring police are searching for suspects they believe were involved in the Friday afternoon shooting of a Big Spring man.

Dijuan Ausbie, 22, was listed in stable condition after being shot three times during the altercation, police officials said late Friday.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, said officers responded to a call about a shooting victim in the 800 block of Lorilla at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

VA protest planned for Monday

July 2, 2011

Local veteran Steve Campbell isn't happy with the recent changes in services at the Big Spring VA Medical Center, and he's inviting other Crossroads veterans to join him Monday afternoon to show their concern for what he believes is the “closure” of the facility from the inside out.

According to Campbell, Veterans Administration officials have been less than forthcoming when it comes to the reduction of services at the Big Spring facility.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 2, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• BRITTANI MARIE COFFMAN, 19, of 2201 Rocky Lane Rd., was arrested Friday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
• RICHARD DUSTIN LOFTIN, 34, of 803 Avondale, was arrested Friday on a warrant for disregard of a stop sign, failure to appear.
• SCOTT HUNTER MANLY, 61, of 1904 N. Midland Dr. Apt. 32, Midland, was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• THEFT was reported in the 100 block of S. Austin.

July 1st

McKinney to highlight festival

July 1, 2011

By the time Mark McKinney takes the stage Saturday night, Funtastic Fourth Festival board members will already know if this year’s downtown celebration will be the best yet. McKinney, a Big Spring native, is icing on the proverbial Independence Day cake. Even if Independence Day is really Monday.

Trustees ditch high school laptop program

July 1, 2011

Out with the laptops, in with the e-pads. And throw in some COWs for good measure.

During their Thursday night meeting, Big Spring Independent School District trustees approved a pilot program that will drastically change the technology that high school students get their hands on this coming school year.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAEL ANDREW MARTINEZ, 26, of 503 E. 17th St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• LOYD VINCENT HARGROVE, 45, of Eddy, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RONALD LEE BURTON JR., 33, of 1412 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRITTANI MARIE COFFMAN, 19, of Odessa, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:

June 30th

Two killed in separate accidents

June 30, 2011

At least two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a pair of traffic accidents involving tractor trailers, as law enforcement officials investigate crashes on Interstate Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 350.

The first accident was reported near the intersection of U.S. Highway 350 and Piper Road shortly after noon. Lois Rhoton, 84, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green approximately an hour after the accident, according to law enforcement officials.

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