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June 29th, 2011

BSISD committee, board meet Thursday

June 29, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District officials hope to put the final touches on plans for new single-member district boundaries Thursday.

BSISD's Redistricting Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to hammer out final recommendations for the new boundaries, then will present those findings to the board of trustees when that body meets in special session at 5:15 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Big Spring High School board room. The public is invited to provide input at both meetings.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAY FRANK OLIVAS, 21, of 2001 N. Salem Rd., was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter and public intoxication.
• CRYSTAL LASHEL COBLE, 24, of 1510 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for no dog or cat vaccination (rabies).
• CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, of 301 State, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.

Don Ray Vaughan

June 29, 2011

Don Ray Vaughan, 73, of Colorado City, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in a Colorado City nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Colorado City Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Bacon, associate pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.

Dorothy Jean Pearce

June 29, 2011

Dorothy Jean Pearce, 81, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

June 28th

Fire, heat threat won't deter Pops

June 28, 2011

Pops in the Park is going to keep its pop this year, officials have decided.

Organizers for the Sunday celebration held an emergency meeting Monday to address fire safety issues surrounding the $40,000 fireworks display and decided that the event will go on as originally planned.

Jan Hansen, chairman of the Pops organizing committee, said all necessary steps will be taken to make the fireworks show as safe as possible.

County OKs new princinct borders

June 28, 2011

Howard County commissioners took their first step in the process of redrawing precinct lines, approving a proposed plan on a unanimous vote Monday morning.

Commissioners had three proposed redistricting plans to choose from, two of which were presented approximately two weeks ago by Bob Bass, an attorney with Allison, Bass and Associates — the law firm currently contracted with to assist area agencies in the process of redistricting.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JENNY MARIE LYON, 36, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 256, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RITA BALDWIN HOTELLING, 49, of 903 Abrams, was arrested Monday on warrants for possession of a dangerous drug and theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• FEDERICO HOWARD SALGADO, 61, of 607 Caylor, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

Bobby Gene Fishback

June 28, 2011

Bobby Gene Fishback, 54, of Forsan died Monday, June 27, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Big Spring with Derrick Looney, pastor of Forsan Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Harvey D. Harmon

June 28, 2011

Harvey Dick Harmon, 49, of Big Spring died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at his residence. No services are planned at this time.

June 27th

City to tighten water restrictions

June 27, 2011

Municipal water customers may have to cut back their outdoor use of water to two days instead of three, as the Big Spring City Council is expected to approve a revision to its Drought Contingency Plan Tuesday to accommodate yet another decrease in deliveries by the Colorado River Municipal Water District.

Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said CRMWD is set to decrease its water deliveries by a total of 20 percent beginning July 1, a move made necessary by the current extreme drought conditions.

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