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August 24th

College trustees look to adopt budget

August 24, 2013

Howard College trustees are expected to formally adopt a budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
College employees would see their annual income increase by at least $1,200 under the new budget.
Faculty can expect annual salary increases of between $1,389 and $1,857, depending on their contracts, while other employees will see significant pay raises, also, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said.

Budget work continues for commissioners

August 24, 2013

Howard County commissioners will continue hammering out a budget for the new fiscal year when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
More than a month remains before the county's new budget must be finalized, but commissioners have already given tentative approval to several features, including a pay raise for all county employees.

Cleaning up Comanche Trail Park Lake

August 24, 2013

Love Our Lake volunteers from H-E-B participated in the clean up at Comanche Trail Park Saturday to prepare for the upcoming triathlon. Other sponsors included Taco Villa and Sonic. The event was a cooperative effort of Master Gardeners and Keep Big Spring Beautiful.
HERALD Photo/Andreia Medlin

August 23rd

3 charged with aggravated robbery

August 23, 2013

Three Big Spring residents are in custody and charged with aggravated robbery after a alert police officer spied the vehicle in which they were traveling and executed a traffic stop.

Arrested were 21-year-old Eufemio Ortiz, a black male; 25-year-old Sunday Luna, a white male; and 28-year-old Ashley Luna, a white female. All three were booked into the county detention center.

11 indicted by county grand jury

August 23, 2013

Eleven people, including a Big Spring man charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, were indicted during Thursday's session of the Howard County Grand Jury.

Luis Alejandro Ramos, 24, currently in custody at the county jail, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the aggravated assault indictments. Those charges stem from two separate incidents which occurred earlier this year in Big Spring.

Jack W. Hancock

August 23, 2013

OVALO — Jack W. Hancock, 98, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2013, at his ranch in Ovalo. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, Tuscola, with burial to follow in the Tuscola Cemetery. Pastor Dewayne Bush will officiate, directed by Fry~Bartlett Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the funeral home.

Reginald Jerome Vanderbilt

August 23, 2013

Reginald Jerome Vanderbilt, 30, departed this Saturday Aug. 17, 2013. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 111 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Janice Wilson

August 23, 2013

Janice Wilson, 58, of Big Spring died Tuesday August 20, 2013, at her residence. Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Baptist Temple Church.

She was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Anderson, Ind., to Leanna and Paul Hunter. She married Richard "Rick" Wilson July 28, 1983, in Gatesville, Texas. She was a homemaker but had also been a church secretary and secretary for her husband's construction business. She moved to Big Spring Jan. 1, 2012, from Copperas Cove, Texas. She was a member of Baptist Temple Church.

Frankie Rubio

August 23, 2013

Frankie Rubio, 54, of Big Spring, died Thursday,, Aug. 22, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

August 22nd

New laws to take effect Sept. 1

August 22, 2013

The state of Texas will get a black eye from some and heaps of praise from others regarding new laws that come into effect in a few days.

Switchblade knives? They’ll be legal in Texas beginning Sept. 1.

Concealed Handgun Licenses? It will only take four hours of training — plus range time — to get a license now, not 10 as in the past.

Those are just two of many laws which go into effect the first day in September.

Here’s a look at just a few of them:

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