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Standoff ends; two arrested

August 13, 2013

An eight-hour standoff with Big Spring police officers ended with the arrest of two people this morning.

Jesse Lopez, 45, and Teresa Lang, 30, were in custody following the standoff that began when Big Spring Police Department narcotics investigators, acting on a Crimestoppers tip, responded to Room 101 at the Plaza Inn, 700 W. Interstate 20, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.

'Recovery Rally' preaches hope

August 13, 2013

Run into any Big Spring State Hospital employee in town and more than likely you will find them sporting green T-shirts with vivid neon accents.

To the untrained eye, it appears as a cute, catchy shirt, but to most Big Spring State Hospital employees it symbolizes something much more.

“I think any time any hospital employee sees that shirt they remember rally day,” said Mique Yarbar, Big Spring State Hospital programs manager.

City employees could see 6 percent pay boost

August 13, 2013

A tax rate identical to last year's and an increase in sanitation rates headlined Monday night's special meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the municipality began its week-long trek to lay out its fiscal plan for 2013-2014.

Albert Christianson

August 13, 2013

Albert Christianson, 87, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Mitchell County Hospital in Colorado City. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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