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September 26th, 2014

Council approves city budget

September 26, 2014

Final approval of the 2015 tax rate and the new city budget along with a first reading of a new residential zoning district topped a lengthy city council meeting Thursday.

In what seemed like a marathon of meetings for the council members this month, the city council met for the fourth time Thursday night with only four members present — Mayor Larry McLellan, Bobby McDonald, Marvin Boyd and Justin Myers. Raul Marquez Jr., Carmen Harbour and Raul Benavides were absent.

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

Jerry McElreath

September 26, 2014

Jerry McElreath, 66, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Private family services will be held at a later date.

He was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas to Beatrice (Jones) and Marvin C. McElreath. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring, except for his nine years in the United States Army. He served two tours in Vietnam. He also lived a few years in Tucson, Arizona. He worked in construction. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by his sister Barbara Murphy and husband Dick of Big Spring; and several nieces and nephews.

BSHS frosh roll past Graham, 20-6

September 26, 2014

The Big Spring High School freshman football team put a feather in its cap on Thursday evening at Shelton Field on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.

Everett, BSJHS Steers improve to 2-0

September 26, 2014

Jack Everett and the Big Spring Junior High School eighth grade A team moved on step closer to perfection on Thursday evening with a dominating victory over the Monahans Loboes in front of a large crowd at Memorial Stadium.
And they did it in impressive fashion.

September 25th

Doors open for county fair tonight

September 25, 2014

The first night of the 2014 Howard County Fair will feature rides and royalty — and quite a few other things as well.

The fair opens its yearly run today from 5-10 p.m. and runs through Saturday next to the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl. Admission is $6 per person.

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

Sepulveda steps down at Northside

September 25, 2014

Northside Community Center (NCC) Director Linda Sepulveda is stepping down in her role effective Friday, citing health reasons for her decision to leave after serving for the past four years.

“Linda has done a wonderful job and is a wonderful person to work with,” said Sylvia Miramontes, president of the NCC board. “We are going to miss her, but we know Linda has future adventures to look forward to.”

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

Dorothy 'Dottie' Leffler

September 25, 2014

Dorothy “Dottie” Leffler, 69, of Big Spring, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Carroll Kohl officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. following the service.

Dorothy was born Sept. 26, 1944, to Anna and George Acton in Cascade, Idaho. She came to Big Spring in 1981 from Missouri. She married Jimmy Leffler Nov. 22, 1981 in Big Spring.

Jerry McElreath

September 25, 2014

Jerry McElreath, 66, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

September 24th

Drug charges put 14 in jail

September 24, 2014

An early morning drug sweep by area law enforcement officers landed 14 people in jail Tuesday.

Big Spring Police Deparment officers, assisted by Howard County Sheriff’s Office deputies, executed several felony arrest warrants for drug violations that started at approximately 6 a.m.

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

Gunman threat shuts down HC’s San Angelo campus

September 24, 2014

SAN ANGELO — An emergency lockdown at the Howard College San Angelo campus was lifted late Tuesday afternoon following a lengthy manhunt by San Angelo Police for a man who allegedly shot at employees in a nearby business.

According to the San Angelo Standard-Times, Kenneth W. Acy, 26, of San Angelo was identified by police as the alleged shooter and was found hiding in vegetation in the area where the search began more than three hours earlier.

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

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