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June 24th, 2011

Rowen Rush Speck

June 24, 2011

Rowen Rush Speck, infant son of Cheyanne Gibson and Colton Speck of Big Spring, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with Chaplain Lynn Robertson of Compass Hospice officiating.

Olga E. Lewis

June 24, 2011

Olga E. Lewis, 55, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her residence. No services are planned.

June 23rd

Pops fireworks show will go on

June 23, 2011

Pops in the Park will go on with a bang.

There may not be fireworks for the Fourth of July in Howard County, but the Pops in the Park celebration will be able to take place as planned July 3, the Pops board has been assured.

“A professional show adheres to different laws than the private use of fireworks,” said Fire Marshal Carl Condray. “In the past, the city and county have worked together to provide the coverage in this event and this year it will be the same joint effort.”

Fundraiser to aid veterans

June 23, 2011

Crossroads area residents are invited to say thanks to area veterans and have some family fun in the process.

From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 will be having a fundraiser at the Hog Heaven Party Barn.

According to Mike Tarpley, junior vice commander, the DAV Chapter 47 is always in need of funds.

All of the chapter’s funds go toward offering assistance to the disabled veterans of the Big Spring community, Tarpley said.

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.

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