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June 14th, 2011

Sandy Daves

June 14, 2011

Sandy Daves, 28, of Sand Springs died Saturday, June 11, 2011, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Charles Harrington, pastor of First Church of God, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Elvis Knowlton

June 14, 2011

Elvis Knowlton, 71, of Big Spring died Monday, June 13, 2011, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Vealmoor Cemetery with Chaplain Walter McCall officiating.

June 13th

2 killed in oilfield accident

June 13, 2011

Two Big Spring men were killed Saturday morning in an oilfield incident near Lamesa in Dawson County, the result of an accident on a Robinson Drilling Company platform.

Jason Bolt, 25, and Sandy Daves, 28, were killed when bushings on the oil rig they were working on failed, according to members of the victims' families.

Drought has CRMWD scrambling

June 13, 2011

For the Colorado River Municipal Water District, it's a matter of simple math — limited number of water sources plus limited pumping capacity equals reduced deliveries to customers.

CRMWD, which had already reduced deliveries to its member cities by 10 percent this summer, announced an additional 10 percent reduction effective July 1.

ALSA: Not just a car club anymore

June 13, 2011

It's not all about cars for the ALSA Car Club of Big Spring. It's about doing what they can to help the community.

ALSA members joined together for a community service project at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Santos Duron Saturday morning.

“We were presented with this project and all the members decided it would be something we could help out with,” president of ALSA Car Club in Big Spring, Michael Dutchover, said.

Council to consider appraisal district budget

June 13, 2011

The proposed 2012 budget for the Howard County Appraisal District will once again take center stage during Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the government panel looks to make its disapproval of the fiscal plan official.

The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in its chambers on East Fourth Street.

The council disapproved the proposed budget — which was presented at the May 24 meeting — on a 4-1 vote, citing a $15,000 raise in salary for Chief Appraiser Brett McKibben as the reason.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHN JOSEPH MOUNTNEY, 47, of Arkansas, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DALTON WILL WHITE, 34, of 410 Davis Rd., was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated (open container – second offense.
• ERNEST SAIZ JR., 49, of 1905 Wasson Rd., was arrested Saturday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Jason Bolt

June 13, 2011

Jason Bolt, 25, of Big Spring died Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Lamesa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Sandy Daves

June 13, 2011

Sandy Daves, 28, of Sand Springs died Saturday, June 11, 2011, in a Lubbock hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

June 9th

Barr to sign fireworks ban

June 9, 2011

Aside from the annual Pops in the Park show, it will be a fireworks-free Fourth of July in Howard County.

County Judge Mark Barr announced today he will sign a declaration Monday banning the sale, possession and use of fireworks in the county.

Worsening drought conditions, coupled with the increased threat of wildfires, have prompted the move, Barr said.

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