It's almost time to turn Comanche Trail Park into a Christmas wonderland again.
The 14th annual Festival of Lights, featuring hundreds of lighted attractions ranging from poinsettias to oversized Christmas cards, is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors to this year's run, which starts Dec. 15 at the city park.
The event, which concludes Dec. 31, is free to the public, although donations, which ensure the event's continued operation, will be greatly appreciated, said Howard Stewart, who has helped take over day-to-day oversight of the festival from long-time director Pat Simmons.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
âą JAMES DAVID KRAMER, 25, of 3911 Rice Rd., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (two counts).
âą CASEY LYNN SMITH, 18, of 1603 Cardinal, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license â when unlicensed, failure to appear (three counts) and failure to use a safety seat system for a child (two counts).
Lee Samuel "Sam" Burns, 82, of Houston died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in a Houston hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Ackerly with the Rev. Ray McMorris, pastor, and Derrick Looney, pastor of Forsan Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery.
Peggy Creech, 76, of Stanton died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at her residence. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Helen Sanders, 90, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Eulalio Rodriguez, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The Big Spring Lady Steers experimented a little bit in their 69-22 thrashing of Pecos Tuesday in Steer Gym.
In 10 games, head coach Mark Warren has already found out a lot about this year's squad. But he wants to know how versatile his offense can be no matter if defenses run man-to-man or the zone.
âI thought it would be a good night just to work on things just to see what's our best zone offense, what's our best press â we changed our presses up a little bit,â he said. âJust a lot of fun. It was a good game with everyone getting to play a lot.â
The Rev. Dennis and Susie Teeters of Big Spring are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Summer Dawn Teeters, to Michael Dwayne Matlock of Andrews, the son of Sandra Matlock of Lubbock and the late Rev. Dwayne Matlock.
The bride to be is the granddaughter of the Rev. Monroe Teeters of Big Spring and Normand and Patsy Mayes of Snyder. She is a 2001 graduate of Lamesa High School.
The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Plainview High School and 1994 graduate of Nazarene University. He is director of the Andrews High School Choir.
A Big Spring man was arrested late last week on a charge of injury to a child â serious bodily injury after a 2-year-old victim was taken to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center with a broken leg.
Joseph Contreras, 20, was arrested Friday at a relative's home in the 1600 block of Virginia after officials with the SMMC emergency room became suspicious of the child's injuries and called law enforcement officers.
The trial date for a Big Spring man accused of possessing a ârape kitâ with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault has been set for mid-January, according to officials with the 385th District Court in Midland.
Juan Jose Guerra, 49, of 1 Courtney Place, was arrested April 28 in Midland after law enforcement officials were notified the suspect was acting suspicious. According to officials, the area in which Guerra was arrested â the 1500 block of Idlewild â is frequented by children, with several dance and gymnastics academies nearby.