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July 5th, 2011

Fireworkds show 'pops' at city park

July 5, 2011

Pops in the Park went off with a bang this year.

Despite the dry conditions, Crossroads residents were able to enjoy a safe fireworks display Sunday evening in Comanche Trail Park.

“Everything was well thought out, well planned and well executed,” Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan, said. “We knew we could take care of it.”

Pops began with a performance by the Fab4 Beatles tribute band and was followed by a presentation of the colors ceremony and music from the Big Spring Symphony.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOE DAVID FLORES JR., 40, of Lubbock, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRANDON SOLIZ, 17, of 2519 Albrook, was arrested Monday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• JOE THOMAS RODRIQUEZ, 45, of 501 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STEVEN DWANE SMITH, 51, of Lubbock, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

Milton 'Dean' Wood'

July 5, 2011

Milton "Dean" Wood, 56, of Coahoma, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Coahoma Cemetery with the Revs. Wes Massey and Elwin Collom officiating.

James Galloway

July 5, 2011

James Galloway, 46, of Big Spring, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chaplain Dean Thomas officiating.

Felipe Ramirez

July 5, 2011

Felipe Ramirez, 83, of Dallas, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, July 1, 2011, in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Lois Rhoton

July 5, 2011

Lois Rhoton, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with Derrick Looney officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Al Clanton

July 5, 2011

Al Clanton, 86, of Big Spring died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

July 3rd

Pops in the Park celebrates the holiday

July 4, 2011

See the Tuesday edition of the Herald for more photos and information on the annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration (photo by Thomas Jenkins).

July 2nd

Suspects sought in Friday shooting

July 2, 2011

Big Spring police are searching for suspects they believe were involved in the Friday afternoon shooting of a Big Spring man.

Dijuan Ausbie, 22, was listed in stable condition after being shot three times during the altercation, police officials said late Friday.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, said officers responded to a call about a shooting victim in the 800 block of Lorilla at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

VA protest planned for Monday

July 2, 2011

Local veteran Steve Campbell isn't happy with the recent changes in services at the Big Spring VA Medical Center, and he's inviting other Crossroads veterans to join him Monday afternoon to show their concern for what he believes is the “closure” of the facility from the inside out.

According to Campbell, Veterans Administration officials have been less than forthcoming when it comes to the reduction of services at the Big Spring facility.

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