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June 23rd, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 23, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, of 508 Abrams, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of burglary of habitation — assault.
• JACOB LEWIS JONES, 27, of 7011 Roberts Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft more than $50, less than $500/shoplifting.
• GREGORY D. WILLMAN, 27, of 1315 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft more than $50, less than $500/shoplifting.

Freddie Graham

June 23, 2011

Freddie Graham, 71, of Tarzan died Monday, June 20, 2011, at his residence. The family received friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton with Derrick Looney officiating.

Cindi Moore

June 23, 2011

Cindi Moore, 57, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at her father’s residence. She will be in state from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

June 22nd

Boykin Road fire contained, officials say

June 22, 2011

A wildfire south of Big Spring that burned thousands of acres and destroyed two homes over the course of two days has been contained, firefighters said.

Exhausted crews were keeping watch over isolated “hot spots” this morning to avoid flare-ups of the fire, which burned up to 6,000 acres of land in an area roughly stretching from South Mountain to the Silver Heels subdivision, said Tommy Sullivan, chief of the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department.

“Not all of it is out, but we do have it contained,” Sullivan said.

Family fun promised at carnival

June 22, 2011

Games, rides and cotton candy mean only one thing — the carnival is returning to Big Spring.

The Pride of Texas Carnival will be open at from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. today through Sunday at the College Park Shopping Center, located at Fourth and Birdwell. The event is being brought to the community by the carnival, shopping center and Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.

“This is something we are all working together on in order to bring a fun event to the community,” said Debbye ValVerde, chamber executive director.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAEL DAVID BOOTH, 21, of 1408 Robin, was arrested Tuesday on six warrants from other agencies.
• ALEX MARK HUCKABEE, 20, of 107 W. Ninth in Forsan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, of 508 Abrams, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of burglary of a habitation – assault.

Freddie Graham

June 22, 2011

Freddie Graham, 71, of Tarzan died Monday, June 20, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton with Derrick Looney and Leandro Gonzales officiating.

Cindy Moore

June 22, 2011

Cindy Moore, 57, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

June 21st

Fire on the mountain: 15,000 acres scorched by blaze

June 21, 2011

A pair of wildfires destroyed more than 15,000 acres of land and at least two homes Monday, as firefighters prepare for even more devastation today.

The first fire was reported early Monday afternoon near Cauble Road in the southwest portion of the county, according to Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan.

“The Cauble Road fire destroyed about 400 acres,” Sullivan said. “We were really lucky with that one because we were able to stop it right at the roadway. If it had jumped across, we would be talking about a lot more acres of land than we are now.”

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