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July 3rd, 2012

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.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 3, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• NINFA MORENO GARCIA, 56, of 1501 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ALBERTO GALLEGOS, 22, of 505 N.W. 10th St., was arrested Monday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver's license – when unlicensed, failure to control speed, failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.
• TIMOTHY ALEX UNDERWOOD, 35, of 111 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.

Heath Hammonds

July 3, 2012

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Heath Hammonds at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center in Lubbock. Our beloved Heath died June 29, 2012, after a seven year courageous battle with cancer.

Roger Dean Albertson

July 3, 2012

Roger Dean Albertson, 80, of Big Spring died Saturday, June 30, 2012, after a long illness. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel.

He was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Frankeville, Iowa. Roger served in the U.S. Navy as a draftsman before graduating from Iowa State University and starting a career teaching art and science to students in Iowa, California and Illinois. He worked as a national park ranger at Mt. Rainier, Wash., and at the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

He moved to Big Spring Feb. 3, 2005, from Florida.

Ronald Barrow

July 3, 2012

Ronald Barrow, 56, of Big Spring died Friday, June 29, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

July 2nd

Bond exceeds $200,000 for suspect in Friday shootings

July 2, 2012

Bond has been set at a total of more than $200,000 for the Big Spring man believed to be responsible for the shooting of four people Friday night at a birthday party in east Big Spring.

Bond has been set at a total of $201,000 — $50,000 for each of the four counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and $1,000 for a single count of driving without a license — for Holston Banks III, 20, who was arrested shortly after midnight on Friday night.

Banks remained in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center as of the time of this report.

Pops with a Dixieland twist

July 2, 2012

The same flare as usual, with an added pinch of Dixieland, is what can be expected from this year's Pops in the Park entertainment.

Before the Big Spring Symphony takes the stage Tuesday at the annual event and the fireworks go off, Don Turner will take the stage with his Dixieland jazz band from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Turner, a former Big Spring resident, will perform as the pre-show entertainment. The audience can expect to hear New Orleans stye Dixieland music, Turner said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 18, of 1310 Park St., was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and public intoxication.
• DANNY ZAMBRANO, 42, of 903 E. 13th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASHLEY ANN TAYLOR, 32, of 1112 Sycamore, was arrested Sunday on warrants for disregarding stopo sign, expired driver's license and expired registration.

Jack Crenshaw

July 2, 2012

Jack Crenshaw, 86, of Abilene died Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Judy Randall

July 2, 2012

Judy Randall, 61, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Abner Razon officiating. Burial followed at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born Aug. 12, 1950, in Atlanta, Ga., to Gloria and James Seward. She graduated from Walter F. George High School in Atlanta. She moved to Big Spring from Georgia in 2001. She had lived most of her life in Georgia. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

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