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July 27th, 2015

Number crunching time: Big Spring city council to tackle budget Tuesday

July 27, 2015

City officials will begin fine-tuning the FY 2016 budget when they hold a workshop with the city council at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth.
This is the first of four scheduled budget workshops this week; however, if the council follows past history, it will likely be the only session.
Council members gave their input on what they’d like to see included in the coming budget earlier this summer, and infrastructure — streets, water and sewer lines and the like — headlined most of the wish lists:

For more, see Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

July 25th

Sales tax holiday should give back-to-school shoppers a break

July 25, 2015

With August just around the corner, parents and students will be, or are now, heading to the stores for the traditional shopping trip for back to school clothes and supplies.

In an effort to help mitigate the dent to families monthly finances, the state of Texas will once again hold the annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

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

Two teens busted after burglary attempt

July 25, 2015

Two teenagers are in custody and a third suspect is being sought after an abortive home-burglary attempt, Big Spring police say.

The two teens were arrested after an incident in the 2600 block of Ann, a Big Spring Police Department news release stated.

A local man was checking on the house for his parents, who were not at home at the time, when he came face-to-face with a male subject, police say, and a struggle between the two ensued.

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

July 24th

TxDOT: Reliever route construction ahead of schedule

July 24, 2015

Beginning Monday, a portion of South Wasson Road will be closed to traffic for a week as construction crews begin re-grading and applying overlay from Dogwood Street to Rockhouse Road.

According to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials, the work will lower the road in this area in order to meet the clearance height for the new overpass being constructed for the Highway 87 Truck Reliever Route.

Big Spring PD now on Facebook

July 24, 2015

It’s now easier to “like” your local police department.

Big Spring Police Department officials announced Thursday the launch of the department’s Facebook page, the purpose of which goes beyond simply increasing BSPD’s presence on the internet.

“The department recognizes the invaluable benefit and outreach that Facebook can provide,” a department news release said. “The Facebook page can be used to share important departmental information, safety and traffic alerts, emergency alerts and, in addition, provide helpful crime-prevention tips to citizens.”

VIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting

July 24, 2015

Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.

July 23rd

One dead in Martin Co. wreck

July 23, 2015

A San Antonio man was killed in a two vehicle collision Tuesday evening in Martin County.

According to a Department of Safety media release, Everardo V. Trevino II, 35, of San Antonio was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Jarrell Hedrick at the scene of the accident on Interstate 20, approximately six miles east of Stanton.

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

Registration open for children’s theater summer camp

July 23, 2015

Enrollment is still open for area children ages six through 12 to take part in the second Children’s Miracle Theater for the Arts two-week summer theater camp.

The two-week camp will be held beginning Aug. 3-14, Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes will be held at New Hope Christian School. Classes will be held under the direction of Autumn Alton, a theater major attending Canyon University in Arizona. The cost of the camp is $30 but some limited financial aid maybe available.

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

July 22nd

Family of hit-and-run victim eager for break in investigation

July 22, 2015

Unanswered questions continue to agonize the family of a Big Spring man killed in an apparent hit and run vehicle/pedestrian in June.

According to Big Spring Sgt. Tony Everett, no new information about the June 7 vehicle-pedestrian accident, which resulted in the death of 47-year-old Tiodoro Diaz has come to light. Everett added only one person has come forward to provide information in the investigation, now in its sixth week.

Tandem hang gliding to be offered at August event

July 22, 2015

It is almost time to soar like an eagle.

With the 2015 Hang Gliding National Competition set for Aug. 2-8, the community will once again get a chance to soar above Big Spring using tandem hang gliding.

The tandem hang gliding rides are offered in the morning and evenings during the competition, weather permitting. The rider will be paired with an experienced and certified tandem instructor and use a heavy duty hang glider designed for tandem use so that it can compensate for the weight.

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

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