July 4th, 2015
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The nightâs sky was lit with colorful bursts of exploding fireworks Friday wowing the crowd attending the 18th annual Pops in the Park patriotic concert and fireworks display at the Big Spring Amphitheater.
âThis was a successful pops,â said Debbye ValVerde, Pops in the Park committee member. âI feel like the fireworks were bigger and better. Those were awesome fireworks this year. I feel like everyone enjoyed the show and the amphitheater was packed.â
Spring of Faith Cooking Team spent a busy Friday evening taking care of long lines of people waiting to taste the teams hamburger and special smoky fries.
The team was one of several vendors hawking food or novelty items at the annual Pops in the Park patriotic concert and fireworks display.
Reneah and James Statham are in charge of the Spring of Faith Cooking team which goes around to different events throughout the year to raise money for their ministry.
A Howard County road will be receiving a facelift Monday when Price Construction commences an $8.7 million, multi-month project.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, crews will begin work on state highway 176 from the Martin County line to approximately one mile east of FM 2599 near Big Spring. The highway is also known locally as Andrewâs Highway.
Read more in Sunday's issue of the Big Spring herald
Those coming late to the annual Pops in the Park Fourth of July celebration this Friday may want to bring along a pair of good walking shoes. You are going to need them.
According Big Spring Police Lt. Brian Gordon, early traffic will be directed to the Russ McEwen Water Park parking lot on event day, which is the closest of the six designated parking spaces to the Big Spring Amphitheater located in the Comanche Trail Park.
5 p.m. Gates open at the Amphitheater
5 p.m. Food and novelty booths open
6 p.m. Pre-show performance by Donny Green & Los Greengos
7:45 p.m. Welcome and announcements â Jim Clements, emcee
8 p.m. Symphony and flag ceremony
8:15 p.m. Flyover CAF
9:15 p.m. Video presentation recognizing serviceman and woman
9:30 p.m. Fireworks display
Freedom will be on parade in Coahoma this weekend.
Saturday is the annual Coahoma Freedom Parade.
âThe parade is to celebrate freedom and honor our veterans and current military,â said Lori Martinez, parade coordinator. âWe have our grand marshals and our citizen of the year picked out and we usually have a good turn out of participants. Anyone who wants to be in the parade can show up at the Coahoama High School football field by 9 a.m. We will be judging the floats and different categories and awarding âbest patrioticâ before the parade starts.â
Thousands of spectators are expected to pack Comanche Trail Park for the 18th Annual Pops in the Park Fourth of July celebration.
In other to prepare for the mass of crowd heading to the Ampitheater, the city of Big Spring will close the Russ McEwen Water Park for that day only to prepare for parking when gates to the Ampitheater open at 5 p.m. Food and novelty booths will be open at this time.
Donny Green and Los Greengos will take the stage at 6 p.m. for the pre-show. Of course, many families will choose to enjoy the fireworks by picnicking in the many open fields of the park.
A new CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer training will be held in late July.
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 overburdened child welfare system. Stuck in a cycle of moving from foster home to foster home, many children lose hope of ever finding their forever families.
For more on this story, see today's issue of the Big Spring Herald.
A portion of Wasson Road will be closed for part of the day Tuesday as crews are expected to pour part of the bridge deck currently under construction for the Highway 87 relief route project.
The closure is scheduled to occur between 1 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to MaryBelle Turner public information officer Texas Department of Tranportation (TxDOT) â Abilene office.