August 5th, 2011
Water's not the only thing that could be in short supply this summer.
The record-breaking string of triple-digit-temperature days this summer has put an increasing strain on the state's electricity grid. And that strain is getting close to the breaking point.
Officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which oversees the state's power grid, came close to ordering rolling blackouts because of low electricity reserves Thursday. And that action is still very possible if demand remains at such high levels.
A Big Spring man was arrested Thursday after law enforcement officials say he allegedly pointed a handgun at an officer during an alcohol-fueled altercation in the 700 block of N.W. Eighth Street.
Julian Jay Torres, 18, of 500.5 N.W. Seventh St., was arrested Thursday on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, officers were called to the scene of the incident to find Torres allegedly waving a gun around.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JOHNNY REX DAVIS, 41, of Midland, was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief â€“ more than $1,500 and less than $20,000.
â€¢ GILBERT RECIO JR., 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ JULIAN JAY TORRES, 18, of 500.5 N.W. Seventh St., was arrested Thursday on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
Angelita Gulieta Heredia Alvarez, 66, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Lynda F. Sliger, 72, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Julie Wheeler and Patrick Parras both of Big Spring, announce the birth of their son, Dominique Allen Hernandez Parras.
Dominique was born July 29, 2011, at 2:27 p.m. He weighed seven pounds eight ounces and measured 19 Â¾ inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Marvie and Evelyn Wheeler of Big Spring and Patrick Parras and Alison Edinger of N.C. and Janice Rivera of Big Spring.
Richard (Dick) and Sally Grove celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 4 with a small gathering of family and friends at the Airbase in Wichita, Kansas.
The cocky young airman met and fell for the pretty young dance instructor while playing in the band and the two were soon married. The next 22 years were a blur of world traveling from Europe to the Middle East before the couple finally came to roost in Big Spring in 1981.
Nathaniel Hector Castaneda Flores, son of Emily Luz Flores and Hector Ruben Castaneda, both of Big Spring, was born July 29, 2011.
He arrived at 5:35 p.m. weighing six pounds 12.6 ounces and measured 18 Â½ inches.
His maternal grandfather is Oscar Flores and great-grandmother is Gregoria Flores, both of Big Spring. His paternal grandmother is Frances Enriquez of Big Spring.
He was welcomed home by his sibling, Jasiah.
Erin Michelle Davis and Paul Robert Haney exchanged marriage vows in a double ring ceremony on the beach at the Iberostar Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on Monday, June 6, 2011, at 4 oâ€™clock in the afternoon.
Erin is the daughter of Jay and Mona Davis of De Soto. She is the granddaughter of the late Harry and Mary Jean Nugent of Lake Charles, La, and the late John Davis of Las Vegas, Nev., and Vera Thomas of Gold Beach, Ore.
McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark will again be host for the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding National competition, scheduled this year for Aug. 14-21.
“It's unusual to have these competitions in the same place so it really is a big deal that Big Spring keeps having them,” said Terry Wofford, event coordinator. “This is a good way to get our town name out there past the perimeter of Texas.”