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December 31st

Ice storm leaves frigid temps, hazardous roads in its wake

December 31, 2014

Baby, it’s cold outside — and don’t expect it to get any better for New Year’s Day.

According to the National Weather Service in Midland, the Crossroads area should see decreasing precipitation throughout the day with light, freezing raining and snow flurries. The temperature mostly likely will not rise above, or even reach, 25 degrees, so the chance of ice melting seems to be minimal.

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

What to do with your Christmas tree

December 31, 2014

Now that the last light is taken off and the last childhood ornament packed away, the question occurs of what to do with the mighty, barren green left in the middle of the living room.

On Tuesday, the city of Big Spring began accepting living Christmas trees at the landfill free of charge and will continue for one week only, through Tuesday, Jan. 6. No other trash will be accepted with the tree, a press release from the city states.

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

Weather forces MISD officals to cancel Sandhills title game

December 31, 2014

Mother Nature finally found a way to do something no other team at the Sandhills Invitational Basketball Tournament couldn’t. She cooled off the Big Spring High School Steers.
Due to the arrival of a severe winter storm, officials within the Monahans Independent School District decided on Tuesday to cancel the tournament’s championship game due to declining road conditions that would have required both Big Spring and Levelland to travel on icy roads.

December 30th

Charlie Strong on 31-7 loss to Arkansas: 'Texas has got to mean something'

December 30, 2014

Texas Longhorns football coach Charlie Strong had some strong words following his team’s 31-7 loss to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl.

Gas prices continue to fall

December 30, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28 a gallon, according to gasoline price website

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

City, county offices to close New Year's Day

December 30, 2014

In honor of New Years Day, city and county offices will be closed only on Thursday. City sanitation crews will also receive a one day holiday as there will be no trash pick up Thursday. County and city law enforcement as well as city emergency services will continue to work through the holiday.

As for area public student, Tuesday will mark the return of classes for the Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan public schools. Teachers head back to work on Monday for a day of inservice.

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

Big Spring opens Sandhills tournament with 2-0 charge

December 30, 2014

The Big Spring High School kicked off their appearance in the 2014 Sandhills Invitational Basketball Tournament on a high note on Monday by pounding out a pair of key wins in pool play in the Jerry Larned Sports Complex in Monahans.
With the two wins, the Steers moved to within a pair of wins today from advancing to the tournament championship game on Saturday. Big Spring is scheduled to face Presidio and the Monahans JV today in the final day of Pool B play.

December 29th

H-E-B issues recall

December 29, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B has issued a “voluntary and precautionary recall” for H-E-B bulk cryovac and tray packed Chorizo and H-E-B cryovac Pork Al Pastor due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Adams Food Flavors and Ingredients.

There have been no reported illnesses related to this precautionary recall, H-E-B officials said, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Police investigating 7-Eleven robbery

December 29, 2014

Big Spring police are searching for a man they believe responsible for robbing a local 7-Eleven convenience store Saturday night.

Officers responded to a robbery call at the 7-Eleven store on 300 Owens around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, according to information released by the Big Spring Police Department.

“On arrival, officers met with the clerk, who advised that he was working in the soft drink area when he heard the business door open,” the release stated. “He was approached by a black male subject who grabbed him and put a knife to his stomach and demanded money from the register.”

December 27th

1 killed in Martin Co. rollover

December 27, 2014

STANTON — An 11-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident in Martin County five miles west of Stanton.

Vincent Sanchez III of Sterling, Texas, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace officer JP McAnally at 2:55 p.m. The driver of the vehicle, Vincent Sanchez Jr., 33, of Sterling, was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital.

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

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