June 14th, 2011
Howard County commissioners approved a county-wide ban on fireworks Monday in hopes of staving off a wave of grass and wildfires during the July 4 holiday.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the ban — which was signed into effect via a disaster declaration — was approved by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, extending what would have been a 60-hour ban until July 5.
Howard County commissioners and the Big Spring City Council will both be holding public hearings Wednesday to address the coming shift in precinct and district lines, a by-product of the 2010 Census,
Howard County commissioners will be holding two meetings during the day, the first at 10 a.m. and the second at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the commissioners courtroom, located on the third floor of the county courthouse. For more information on the county public hearings, contact the county judge's office at 264-2202.
This time it's all about community education and medical updates.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce presents Part 2 of its State of the Community Series: Education/Medical Updates in the Cactus Room on the Howard College campus. The breakfast will be June 30, with the serving line opening at 7:30 a.m. and the presentations starting at 7:50 a.m.
“This time we are doing a breakfast in order to allow people to attend this and still make it to work,” said Debbye ValVerde, chamber executive director.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CRYSTAL CLEAR LEE, 28, of 905 N. Gregg St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal mischief between $50 and $500.
â€˘ JOSE ANGEL URIAS, 18, of 206 Simer Rd., was arrested Monday on a warrant for racing on highway â€” acceleration contest.
â€˘Â MARSHA DIANE CARTER, 34, of 5108 Dawson Rd., was arrested Monday on a warrant for speeding in school zone.
â€˘Â EDWIN JAMES DEAN, 45, of 1403 S. Nolan St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct/language.
Jason Paul Bolt, 25, of Big Spring died Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Lamesa. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Rex Rainey officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Arturo "Lito" Garcia, 58, of Big Spring died Monday, June 13, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
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, 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.
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.
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.