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Archive - 2014

July 25th

Reward boosted: Crime Stoppers offering $20K for info into attack of elderly woman

July 25, 2014

Law enforcement officials say local residents are putting their money where their outrage is.

Spurred by donations from residents and area businesses, Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams announced Thursday a reward approaching $20,000 for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and indictment of the man who viciously attacked and sexually assaulted an 85-year-old woman in Big Spring July 17.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

Seliger: Stick with education reforms

July 25, 2014

State Senator Kel Seliger(R-Amarillo) says let’s stick with the educational reforms encompassed with House Bill 5.

Janice Cearley

July 25, 2014

Janice Cearley, 69, of Big Spring, died Tuesday in San Antonio. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating.

Janice was born July 22, 1945, in Big Spring to Florine “Pete” and W. A. Cobb. She married Jim Cearley on Sept. 28, 1963, in Big Spring.

Lizzie Mae Turnipseed

July 25, 2014

Lizzie Mae Turnipseed, 92, of Big Spring, died Thursday July 24, 2014, at Stanton Nursing Center in Stanton. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Feb. 9, 1922, to Mary Kate and Clarence Thompson in Atlanta, Ga. She married Lloyd M. Turnipseed on May 16, 1939, in Atlanta. She came to Big Spring in 1941.

She was a self-employed housekeeper, a long time member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church and a member of Ada Bell Dement Civic Art Club.

Severo M. Montes

July 25, 2014

Severo M. Montes, 60, of Big Spring, died Thursday at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

July 24th

Volunteer firefighters receive donation

July 24, 2014

Call it a nice return for just a few days of work.

The Howard County Volunteer Fire Department received a $100,000 donation from Conoco-Phillips last week, a part of the money raised in the company’s annual Bad Boy Blast.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

Reward for info on sexual assault nears $20K

July 24, 2014

Contributions to Crime Stoppers are expected to exceed $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the man who stabbed and sexually assaulted an 85-year-old Big Spring woman one week ago, Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams said today.

“A large cross-section of Big Spring and Howard County have teamed up with Crime Stoppers to send a clear message,” Williams said. “That message is that this ommunity will not tolerate the heinous acts that were committed on the morning of July 17 and they are willing to pay a substantial reward to see that the suspect is brought to justice.”

Jan Cearley

July 24, 2014

Jan Cearley, 69, of Big Spring, died Tuesday in San Antionio. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with Pastor Bill Ivins officiating. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Please pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

July 23rd

Council tweaks oversight of EDC

July 23, 2014

The great debate over policies and procedures at the Big Spring Economic Development Corp. is over, at least as far as the Big Spring City Council is concerned.

The council approved a resolution fine-tuning its oversight and approval of EDC projects and expenditures during its Tuesday meeting, and more than one council member expressed their hopes that the action would put a lid on what, at times, has been a point of great contention on the economic development board.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Law enforcement task force formed with area counties

July 23, 2014

Law enforcement agencies in Big Spring and the surrounding area will be able to give each other more of a helping hand, thanks to agreements approved by the local city council Tuesday.

The council approved the formation of Mutual Aid Law Enforcement Task Forces between the Big Spring Police Department and Howard, Sterling and Glasscock counties.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

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