May 22nd, 2012
Howard County commissioners moved one step closer to hiring a new road and bridge administrator during a special meeting Monday morning, as the court looks to fill the position, which has been open since late March.
Commissioners met Monday in executive session to discuss two candidates, both of which County Judge Mark Barr described as extremely well qualified.
Goodbyes and hellos will figuratively highlight this monthâ€™s Howard College trusteesâ€™ meeting.
Trustees are expected to accept the resignation of Provost Javier Flores and greet his replacement when they meet in the Tumbleweed Room at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
West Texas residents got a celestial treat late Sunday evening as an annular solar eclipse created a ring of fire in the sky that could be seen all over the Panhandle Region.
According to scientists, the next annular solar eclipse visible in the United States wonâ€™t be seen until 2023.
Hundreds of Crossroads residents lined the mountainside street at the Big Spring State Parkâ€™s Scenic Mountain to watch the eclipse. Many called the spectacle a â€śonce in a lifetime event,â€ť spending time with loved ones.
Because of problems with our press, today's edition of the Herald will be delivered between two and three hours later than normal. We apologize to our readers for the inconvenience.
The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday night to canvass the results of the May 12 municipal election, which will officially get the ball rolling on the $13 million overhaul of the municipality's water and wastewater facilities utilizing economic development funding approved by voters.
The council is expected to consider emergency reading of an ordinance canvassing the results of the election during the meeting, including the race for the District 4 seat on the council and the controversial 4B sales tax project voters approved by a whopping 71 percent margin.
Get ready to cook-off at Hangar 25 Air Museum.
The Flightline Cookbook Cook-off has been rescheduled for Memorial Day. Each entry must be a dish from the â€śCooking with Hangar 25â€ť cookbook.
â€śThis is a great way to promote our cookbook and participate in the community,â€ť Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator, said.
This will be the first time a cook-off has been held at the hangar, but Stockburger said she feels it is something fun, entertaining and beneficial to the community and the museum.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ KRYSTAL KAY HENDERSON, 26, of 400 N.E. 11th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (three counts).
â€˘ JESUS TORRES RAMIREZ, 51, of 503 Young St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for assault by contact and two warrants from other agencies.
Barney Lee Echols, 98, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park.