The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-07-07T11:27:12-04:00 group mixes good deeds, good times2015-07-07T11:27:12-04:002015-07-07T11:27:12-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldKids with Purpose is a youth group at the First United Methodist Church of Big Spring doing various community activities this summer. It is an eight-week program that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In June, the kids painted benches and played with the animals at the Big Spring Humane Society. Also, they have cleaned up trash around the downtown area and made thank-you packages for the veterans at the Lamun-Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home, Big Spring Post Office workers and Howard County Sheriff’s deputies.Big Spring, TXNo author availableYouth group mixes good deeds, good timesBig Spring leave drilling rig stranded in middle of temporary pond2015-07-06T10:53:29-04:002015-07-06T10:53:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldA storm front that produced severe flooding in parts of the Permian Basin last week also left an oil rig located in north Howard County mostly submerged, according to one long-time Knott community resident.“It’s going to be months and months before they can get to that rig,” said Robert Rivera.Big Spring, TXNo author availableRains leave drilling rig stranded in middle of temporary pondBig Spring Great Fireworks Shows Across the U.S. 2015-07-04T15:12:22-04:002015-07-04T15:12:22-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Big Spring, TXNo author availableVIDEO: Great Fireworks Shows Across the U.S. Big Spring huge success 2015-07-04T15:08:32-04:002015-07-04T15:08:32-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“This was a successful pops,” said Debbye ValVerde, Pops in the Park committee member. “I feel like the fireworks were bigger and better. Those were awesome fireworks this year. I feel like everyone enjoyed the show and the amphitheater was packed.”A few miscued fireworks and a stubborn flag display that decided not to light at the right time did not take away from the grandeur of the evening festivities. “Sometimes when things (fireworks) get rolling, you can’t stop it,” Big Spring Symphony conductor Dr. Keith Graumann said to the crowd adding a little humor after a series of fireworks exploded sometime following the end of the accompanying musical piece. Big Spring, TXBY LYNDEL MOODY Staff WriterPops huge success Big Spring up some burgers for a good cause2015-07-04T15:04:47-04:002015-07-04T15:04:47-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe team was one of several vendors hawking food or novelty items at the annual Pops in the Park patriotic concert and fireworks display.Reneah and James Statham are in charge of the Spring of Faith Cooking team which goes around to different events throughout the year to raise money for their ministry.“We are connected to the Spring Creek Church and this is our ministry to help those in need,” said James Statham. “All of our profits go back into the ministry to help the homeless, those in need and those who have been in a disaster.”James said that the group went to West, Texas during that fertilizer plant explosion and they have traveled as far as Oklahoma to help after the tornados that devastated the Oklahoma City area.See the complete article in Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.Big Spring, TXJULIE BASS STAFF WRITERCooking up some burgers for a good causeBig Spring Hwy to get receive facelift2015-07-04T14:53:35-04:002015-07-04T14:53:35-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldAccording to the Texas Department of Transportation, crews will begin work on state highway 176 from the Martin County line to approximately one mile east of FM 2599 near Big Spring. The highway is also known locally as Andrew’s Highway. Big Spring, TXBY LYNDEL MOODY Staff WriterAndrews Hwy to get receive faceliftBig Spring parking to be at a premium2015-07-02T12:20:49-04:002015-07-02T12:20:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldAccording Big Spring Police Lt. Brian Gordon, early traffic will be directed to the Russ McEwen Water Park parking lot on event day, which is the closest of the six designated parking spaces to the Big Spring Amphitheater located in the Comanche Trail Park. Once the Water Park parking lot is at capacity, traffic will be then sent on to the next designated area located a little farther from the main event stage. Each designated area is located increasingly away from the Amphitheater and vehicles will continue to be directed farther away from the main activities until the last parking space is filled and police declare the park is at its capacity, Gordon said.Big Spring, TXNo author availablePops parking to be at a premiumBig Spring in the Park schedule of events2015-07-02T12:17:52-04:002015-07-02T12:17:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald5 p.m. Gates open at the Amphitheater5 p.m. Food and novelty booths open7:45 p.m. Welcome and announcements — Jim Clements, emcee8 p.m. Symphony and flag ceremony8:15 p.m. Flyover CAF9:15 p.m. Video presentation recognizing serviceman and womanBig Spring, TXNo author availablePops in the Park schedule of eventsBig Spring Freedom Parade Saturday2015-07-01T12:39:50-04:002015-07-01T12:39:50-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldSaturday is the annual Coahoma Freedom Parade. “The parade is to celebrate freedom and honor our veterans and current military,” said Lori Martinez, parade coordinator. “We have our grand marshals and our citizen of the year picked out and we usually have a good turn out of participants. Anyone who wants to be in the parade can show up at the Coahoama High School football field by 9 a.m. We will be judging the floats and different categories and awarding ‘best patriotic’ before the parade starts.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableCoahoma Freedom Parade SaturdayBig Spring annual Pops celebration set for Friday2015-07-01T12:37:17-04:002015-07-01T12:37:17-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldIn other to prepare for the mass of crowd heading to the Ampitheater, the city of Big Spring will close the Russ McEwen Water Park for that day only to prepare for parking when gates to the Ampitheater open at 5 p.m. Food and novelty booths will be open at this time.Donny Green and Los Greengos will take the stage at 6 p.m. for the pre-show. Of course, many families will choose to enjoy the fireworks by picnicking in the many open fields of the park.Big Spring, TXNo author available18th annual Pops celebration set for FridayBig Spring