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June 9th, 2011

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.

Seliger: Legislative session has been 'extremly difficult'

June 9, 2011

Nobody ever said being an elected official was easy, but this may have been the most difficult few months in Texas Sen. Kel Seliger's political life.

Seliger (R-Amarillo), Big Spring's representative in the Texas Senate, said he and his colleagues were forced to deal with several difficult challenges this year, starting with how to deal with a $27 billion shortfall in state revenue.

The deep cuts inflicted on almost every segment of the Texas budget are guaranteed to leave few people happy, he conceded.

Water deliveries cut again

June 9, 2011

The summer of 2011 is about to become even drier than anticipated.

Colorado River Municipal Water District officials announced this week that water deliveries to the district's member cities — which have already been cut by 10 percent — will be slashed by another 10 percent effective July 1.

Reduced pumping capability is being cited as the main reason for the district's latest move.

Model plane club taking to the skies this weekend

June 9, 2011

It's all about having fun.

For the past 31 years, the Big Spring Model Aircraft Association has been putting on a fun fly. Once again the fun fly will take place at John Wesley Buzbee Airfield Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This is a neat thing to see, especially for the airplane enthusiasts who don't really get the opportunity to fly,” said Robert Walker, president of the Big Spring Model Aircraft Association. “It's a great chance for them to see the aircraft up close.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 9, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday:
• ABEL GUZMAN, 29, 2911 W. Highway 80, was arrested on warrants charging unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon in a weapons free zone, failure to identify fugitive from justice, retaliation and a warrant from another agency.
• PATRICK ROBERTS PARRAS, 23, 2804 Williams, was arrested on a warrant charging no driver's license.
• VELERIA MATA MONTEMAYOR, 35, 2522 Gunter, was arrestged on warrants charging failure to report change of address/name, failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.

Davy Lee Hughes

June 9, 2011

Davy Lee Hughes, 92, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 4, 2011. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Oldham Lane Church of Christ with Chris McCurley officiating under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.

Kirk Doss Jones

June 9, 2011

Kirk Doss Jones, 50, of Big Spring passed away Monday, June 6, 2011. Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Howell Doran Funeral Home in San Saba with the Rev. Tom Brand officiating. Interment at Chappel Cemetery.

Benjamin Morgan

June 9, 2011

Benjamin Morgan, 84, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Melody Lynn Gay Myrick

June 9, 2011

Melody Lynn Gay Myrick, 49, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

June 8th

Old Settler Reunion starts Saturday

June 8, 2011

Rodeo week is a big one for Howard County residents, especially the old settlers.

The 87th Annual Settlers Reunion will conclude rodeo week, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the Heritage Museum.

“It started out as a big family reunion for residents of Glasscock and Howard counties and it has evolved over the years,” Museum Director Nancy Raney said.

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