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May 20th, 2015

Man arrested after shooting incident

May 20, 2015

No one was seriously injured in a shooting incident that occurred when local law enforcement officials attempted to arrest a suspect early today.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. today, the Big Spring Police Department/Howard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a BSPD narcotics search warrant at room 117 of the Scottish Inn, 1202 E. Third. The suspect John Manuel Solis, 29, is a convicted felon and was known to carry firearms and have gang affiliations, BSPD Lt. Brian Gordon stated in a news release.

Pops in the Park prep in full swing

May 20, 2015

Here is a tongue twister : Preperations for Pops in the Park are in progress.

The annual Pops in the Park is scheduled for Friday, July 3. People are bustling around, getting everything together for one of the busiest and biggest community get-togethers of the year.

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

Trustees to consider I-27 resolution

May 20, 2015

Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School district will welcome back a familiar face to the board, honor the memory of a long-time employee and consider joining with other area entities in supporting a resolution to promote a feasibility study on a second interstate roadway through Big Spring when they meet Thursday evening.

Now the May 9 election is over, trustees will take care of some in-house duties, which includes the swearing-in of Maria V. Padilla as the District 2 representative, and Tony Kennedy, who will serve another term in the District 4 seat.

May 19th

Why are tax valuations so high?

May 19, 2015

Many people are understandably upset about higher valuations they’ve received on their property. The question is: Who should they be upset at?

A lot of taxpayer anger has been thrown at taxing entities and the appraisal district since the latest round of valuations were mailed to area residents. However, officials with those agencies say the hard feelings aren’t altogether deserved.

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

Gas prices continue slow climb

May 19, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49 a gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71 a gallon, says gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Texas during the past week, prices were 94.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 23.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

May 18th

Deadline for HC STEM camp Friday

May 18, 2015

Howard College is offering a unique summer camp tailored for upcoming high school sophomore and junior students.
The three-day program will provide students the opportunity for hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through various activities.

To see the full story, subscribe to the Big Spring Herald e-edition.

Run to the Wall

May 18, 2015

More than 300 motorcyclists rumbled up to the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial Saturday, just one of their many stops in communities across the nation as they head on a a pilgrimage to make it to the National Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. by Memorial Day.

To read the full story, subscribe to the Big Spring Herald.

May 16th

BSHS choir to perform

May 16, 2015

The Big Spring High School choir department will hold its last performance of the year Thursday.

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium and features several contemporary and popular songs.

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

Howard College, SWCID hold commencement ceremonies

May 16, 2015

Graduation season in the Crossroads has begun.

Howard County Junior College District held commencement for both Howard College and SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf, and pinning ceremonies for the nursing programs, Friday.

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

May 15th

‘Cars’ under West Texas stars on Saturday

May 15, 2015

"Cars" will be the stars in Big Spring come Saturday.

The Big Spring Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Hotel Settles will kick off its Summers on the Green Outdoor Movie and Entertainment Series this Saturday with a showing of Disney Pixar’s "Cars."

This past week, children have come to the Bg Spring Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to build a car out of cardboard boxes which were donated by the Bauer Headstart program, Lewis said. Children will have another chance when the event begins at 6 p.m. on the Hotel Settles lawn to create their own special car.

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