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July 4th, 2014

Despite concerns, Pops goes off without hitch

July 4, 2014

Call it the little fourth of July celebration that could, although Pops in the Park really can’t be described as little.

First, committee members for Big Spring’s Independence Day and fireworks display festivities struggled throughout the year to find financing for the $45,000 plus event. Struggled so much, the event almost didn’t happen until a last-minute donation by Superod came through.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

July 3rd

Highland South Parade kids to strut their stuff

July 3, 2014

Hooray for the red, white and youth.

The Highland South July 4 Parade, which will feature an assortment of youngsters in their red, white and blue finest, returns Friday.

This year’s parade will be held along Highland Drive beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, July 4, organizers said. Participants will line up at the intersection of Highland and Robb streets at 9:30 a.m.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

Pops in the Park schedule

July 3, 2014

Here is the schedule of events for the Pops in the Park celebration, which will be held tonight at the Comanche Trail Park amphitheater. Admission is free.

5 p.m. — gates open at amphitheater; food and novelty booths open.

6 p.m. — pre-show performance by AC and the Heaters.

7:45 p.m. — welcome and announcements by emcee Clay “Gooney” Vickers.

8 p.m. — flag ceremony and performance by Big Spring Symphony.

9:15 p.m. — video presentation recognizing U.S. military personnel.

9:35 p.m. — fireworks display.

July 2nd

Big Spring ready to Pop!

July 2, 2014

Fireworks will once again light up the sky Thursday night.

Pops in the Park, Big Spring’s annual Independence Day celebration, is definitely on and thanks to generous donations made by both private citizens and local businesses, the coffers are well padded.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Senior Swim program in third year here

July 2, 2014

It’s time for a dip in the pool.

The Senior Swim program continues at the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center although the pool will be closed Thursday in preparation for the Pops in the Park crowds.

For more information, call the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce 263-7641.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

July 1st

Possibility of rain looms over ‘Pops’

July 1, 2014

About the only thing that can rain on the annual Pops in the Park celebrations is, well, rain.

Event officials have cleared a lot of hurdles in recent weeks — including a cash shortfall — to get ready for Thursday’s event. Now, the only potential roadblock is Mother Nature.

The National Weather Service forecast for Thursday calls for hot temperatures, which is no surprise for a West Texas summer. However, it also calls for a 30 percent chance for isolated thunderstorms.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Having trouble ‘getting along’? Dispute resolution might help

July 1, 2014

For residents locked into a dispute, they have an alternative to seek mediation services before heading to court at little or no cost.

June 30th

CASA still in need of volunteers

June 30, 2014

CASA of West Texas is still in need of volunteers to help serve the 173 children currently involved in the courts system in the area.

Last year, more than 46,600 Texas children were in the child welfare system, waiting to be placed in permanent homes. Victims of abuse and neglect, these children were removed from their homes through no fault of their own and placed in the child welfare system.

Blood drive/picnic set for Wednesday

June 30, 2014

In hopes to continue to address the need for blood donations, Back in Motion will be the site of the next blood drive for the United Blood Services and at the same time the local business will be hosting a patient picnic.

The drive is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Back in Motion, 1113 S. Scurry St, and is in combination with an annual patient appreciation picnic.

June 28th

Funtastic Fourth has a lot of everything

June 28, 2014

Philexis Jackson lent her big voice Friday night to kick off the 12th annual Funtastic Fourth in downtown Big Spring.
The 14-year-old from Las Vegas belted out the national anthem on stage early Friday evening as part of the opening ceremonies, which included the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department color guard and the Young Marines, both presenting colors.

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