July 1st, 2011
By the time Mark McKinney takes the stage Saturday night, Funtastic Fourth Festival board members will already know if this year’s downtown celebration will be the best yet. McKinney, a Big Spring native, is icing on the proverbial Independence Day cake. Even if Independence Day is really Monday.
Out with the laptops, in with the e-pads. And throw in some COWs for good measure.
During their Thursday night meeting, Big Spring Independent School District trustees approved a pilot program that will drastically change the technology that high school students get their hands on this coming school year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MICHAEL ANDREW MARTINEZ, 26, of 503 E. 17th St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ LOYD VINCENT HARGROVE, 45, of Eddy, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ RONALD LEE BURTON JR., 33, of 1412 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BRITTANI MARIE COFFMAN, 19, of Odessa, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:
GILMER â€” Funeral services for Glen D. Bunn, 76, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2011, at St. Theresaâ€™s Catholic Church in Union Grove with the Rev. Monsignor Xavier Pappu and Father Joseph Ezharath officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Gilmer. A prayer rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by visitation from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Croley Funeral Home. Mr. Bunn died June 27, 2011.
Steve Rogers, 59, of Big Spring died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Calvary Callender, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
Charletta Faye Parchman, 88, residing in Texas City passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
At least two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a pair of traffic accidents involving tractor trailers, as law enforcement officials investigate crashes on Interstate Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 350.
The first accident was reported near the intersection of U.S. Highway 350 and Piper Road shortly after noon. Lois Rhoton, 84, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green approximately an hour after the accident, according to law enforcement officials.
Patriotism isn't just for adults.
For more than 30 years, the Highland July 4 Parade has shown that you don't have to be a grownup to show your love for all things red, white and blue.
The annual parade will be held along Highland Drive Monday morning, said Melanie Laudermilk, one of the event's organizers.
The parade, featuring children decked out in all kinds of patriotic regalia, begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Highland and Robb drives and will end at the intersection of Highland and Goliad.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARGARITA OLIVAREZ RAMIREZ, 28, of 2200 S. Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ KIMBERLY NICOLE GUTIERREZ, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 614, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for speeding.
â€˘ DEBRA LYNN KNOTT, 49, of 106 E. 22nd St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ PRISCILLA ANN LIVESAY, 24, of Lubbock, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Dorothy Jean Pearce, 81, of Garden City died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in a Big Spring hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Claude McKiddy officiating. Interment will follow at Garden City Cemetery.