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February 18th, 2015

Former resident sentenced to 45 years for murder

February 18, 2015

A Lubbock man was sentenced to 45 years in the strangling death of his wife before dumping her body on an isolated stretch of property in the vicinity of Scenic Mountain Medical Center.

Epifanio Guzman, formerly of Big Spring, pleaded guilty in 140th District Court to the murder his wife, Rachel Guzman, 41.

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

February 17th

Howard men regain WJCAC lead with victory

February 17, 2015

Rob Gray scored 21 points and Travis Charles added 19 more on Monday and helped spur the Howard College Hawks to an impressive 84-70 romp over rival Odessa College in a key Western Junior College Athletic Conference matchup in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
And, just so you know, it wasn’t really as close as the final score indicates.
The Hawks built a 22-point lead with 6:02 left in regulation and cruised to their 20th win of the season with ease.

Steers finish fifth at home golf tournament

February 17, 2015

The Howard College Lady Hawks had every opportunity to crumble in the final three minutes of Monday’s showdown with the Odessa College Lady Wranglers in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
But they didn’t.
Tamara York pushed back an offensive rebound with 48 seconds to play in regulation and helped propel the Lady Hawks to a thrilling 49-48 victory over the OC women, who had entered the matchup second in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference standings.

AARP offers free tax help to seniors

February 17, 2015

The best things in life are free — including tax help.

Senior citizens can get their taxes done for free. Thanks to AARP and the Big Spring Senior Center, there is a group of volunteers waiting to assist seniors.

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

Gas prices continue climbing

February 17, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 9.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.08 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has increased 7.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25 a gallon, according to gasoline price website

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

February 16th

BSHS Debate team qualifies for 14th trip to state

February 16, 2015

For the 14th time in the last 15 years, the Big Spring High School Speech and Debate Team qualified a team to the University Interscholastic League Cross-Examination State Meet.
For more information, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Candidate filing to close in two weeks

February 16, 2015

Person interested in running for a spot have a little less than two weeks remaining to officially declare their candidacy.
Voters in three districts — District 2, currently held by Carmen Harbour, District 4, represented by Bobby McDonald and District 6, where Marvin Boyd is the incumbent — will elect city representatives on May 9.
- See more in today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

February 14th

Residents answer UBS' call, donate blood

February 14, 2015

Donating blood is giving the gift of life — and on Friday, several local residents were in a giving mood.

United Blood Services of San Angelo parked its Blood Drive bus outside of Back In Motion chiropractic clinic to give residents the chance to donate blood.

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

Post office back up to speed

February 14, 2015

It was definitely Friday the 13th for the U.S. Postal Service.

Problems arising during a computer hardware installation Thursday resulted in a nation-wide outage that affected almost all USPS facilities, including the one in Big Spring.

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

February 13th

'Technical problems' temporarily shutter post office

February 13, 2015

The Big Spring post office is one of many across the nation that is closed today because of undisclosed technical difficulties, officials said.

The problems affect all aspects of post office operations, including deliveries.

A spokesperson said the post office would resume operations as soon as the technical problems are resolved.

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