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July 29th, 2015

City holding fiscal line with proposed budget

July 29, 2015

There’s not a lot of changes coming in Big Spring city operations, if the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year is any indication.

During Tuesday’s city council budget workshop, staff proposed a budget strikingly similar to the current fiscal package.

Drought's over, but officials still encourage conservation

July 29, 2015

The weather is hot, hot, hot but, thanks to Mother Nature, the Crossroads area is not as severely dry as it has been in the past.

Heavy rains in September and May have brought much of the state of Texas out, at least for now, from under drought conditions. The rains in September alone resurrected Lake J.B. Thomas, which had become essentially dry in the last number years.

Even with the bountiful rain, the city of Big Spring still continues to request its citizens to voluntarily limit and conserve water.

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

July 28th

Hang gliding competition to begin this weeken

July 28, 2015

This weekend will begin the 2015 Hang Gliding National competition.
Hang gliders have been coming to Big Spring since 2001 thanks to the weather and the community said Belinda Boulter, spokesperson for the 2015 Hang Gliding Nationals.

July 27th

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.

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