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Ring of fire: Eclipse shadows area

May 21, 2012

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 won’t be seen until 2023.

Hundreds of Crossroads residents lined the mountainside street at the Big Spring State Park’s Scenic Mountain to watch the eclipse. Many called the spectacle a “once in a lifetime event,” spending time with loved ones.

Paper to be delayed today

May 21, 2012

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.

Council to canvass election results

May 21, 2012

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.

Hangar 25's cook-off set for Monday

May 21, 2012

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 “Cooking with Hangar 25” cookbook.

“This is a great way to promote our cookbook and participate in the community,” 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.

Police/Sheriff

May 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KRYSTAL KAY HENDERSON, 26, of 400 N.E. 11th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information, no driver's license – when unlicensed, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (three counts).
• JESUS TORRES RAMIREZ, 51, of 503 Young St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for assault by contact and two warrants from other agencies.

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