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November 14th

Shooting death investigation continues

November 14, 2012

Law enforcement officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office say the investigation into the Oct. 27 shooting that claimed the life of one Big Spring man and injured another is still ongoing, as investigators try to piece together the events of the night.

November 13th

Police beat

November 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT ELGIN LITTLEFIELD, 38, of San Angelo, Texas, was arrested Monday on a warrant for harassment.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1400 block of W. Interstate Highway 20.
In the 100 block of ValVerde.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported:
In the 4100 block of Dixon.
In the 1800 block of Old Colorado City Highway.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 1600 block of N. Birdwell Lane.
In the 1300 block of S. Scurry.
In the 1600 block of Lincoln.

Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving feast

November 13, 2012

It's turkey time at the Big Spring Salvation Army, as the local charity prepares to open its arms — and its kitchen — to the community for its annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22.
Prep work for the dinner is expected to get under way next, according to Salvation Army Social Worker Bessie Flores, continuing daily until the meal is ready to be served.

e-waste collection set Friday, Saturday

November 13, 2012

Geek and green will unite Friday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and the city of Big Spring team up for the annual e-waste collection day in an effort to keep electronic devices out of the municipal landfill and recycle materials.
Collection is set for 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. for businesses or residents needing to do away with 10 or more computers or other electronic items. However, the collection will be open to everyone in the community Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Both collections are being held at the Municipal Landfill, located at 4100 E. FM 700.

November 12th

Police beat

November 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ZYON GONZALEZ, 35, of 811 Debra Lane, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH VALLE, 21, of 1903 S. Johnson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ALLISON REDDING, 40, of 1314 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 4100 block of Dixon.
• THEFT was reported in the 900 block of Willia.

Road use pact on county agenda

November 12, 2012

Howard County commissioners are set to meet Tuesday — a day later than normal due to the holiday — to discuss a number of routine items.
Among the items is discussion and possible action regarding a proposed road use agreement aimed at requiring area trucking companies profiting from the boom in the oilfield to help finance the rehabilitation of numerous county roads.
The agreement — which commissioners have been working on for several months now — would help pay for much-needed repairs to county roadways, according to County Judge Mark Barr.

November 10th

Honoring our veterans

November 10, 2012

The Big Spring VA Medical Center, joined by Howard College, tipped their collective hats to all area veterans Friday during the annual Community-wide Veterans Day Program at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

The program included patriotic music provided by the Moss Elementary School Choir, Coahoma Choir Kids and Howard College Hawk Jam ensemble, with presentation of the colors done by the Goodfellow Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Lyte, others indicted

November 10, 2012

A Howard County grand jury handed down indictments on more than 30 people during their session Thursday, including several charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child against a Big Spring man who met his victim while serving as youth minister for a local church.

Time running out to enter Christmas parade

November 10, 2012

Excuse the pun, but it's almost time for the Big Spring Herald to, well, herald in the Christmas season.

Plans are being finalized for the 25th annual Herald Community Christmas parade, which will be held Dec. 1, and officials said there's still plenty of room for entries.

Deadline to enter your organization in the parade is Friday, said Herald Advertising Director Rick Nunez.

The theme for the this year is “A Storybook Christmas.”

The parade, which first wound its way down Gregg Street in 1986, will again be a lighted parade.

Bond prep on Forsan ISD board agenda

November 10, 2012

FORSAN — School officials here will continue to lay the groundwork for a bond election when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

Forsan Independent School District officials have made no secret of their intent to call for a bond election sometime in 2013. If voters approve the bond, a new elementary school will be constructed with the proceeds.

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