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October 17th

Flu season approaching

October 17, 2013

Leaves are changing and a chill is in the air — not to mention coughs, runny noses and sneezes. Fall is here, and with it comes the advent of flu season, which means it’s time to get your annual flu immunization.

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious cases can result in hospitalization or death.

‘Seussical’ on stage Saturday, Sunday

October 17, 2013

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Now let's sing!

The Big Spring High School theater and choir departments are breaking out “The Seuss” this weekend for their production of “Seussical the Musical.”

October 16th

Murder suspect held here on $850, 000 bond

October 16, 2013

A Stanton man remains in custody after being charged with murder in the early Monday shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero,

Sean Smith, 22, of 417 N. College in Stanton, is in custody at the Howard County Law Enforcement Center this morning in lieu of $850,000 bond, officials said.

Smith was charged with murder in the shooting death of Guerrero, which occurred shortly after midnight Monday.

Commissioners name Halfmann peace justice

October 16, 2013

Howard County commissioners named Quail Dobbs’ long-time secretary to replace him as justice of the peace for the Sand Springs-Coahoma area.

Linda Halfmann, who has worked in the Coahoma office of Dobbs — the incumbent JP for Precinct 2, Place 2 — for the past six years, was selected for the position during the commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday morning.

She will serve the remainder of Dobbs’ term, which runs through Jan. 1, 2015, County Judge Mark Barr said.

October 14th

One dead; one charged with murder

October 14, 2013

A shooting in East Big Spring early this morning left one man dead and another charged with murder.
Twenty-six-year-old Carlos Guerrero suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest during the alleged altercation, which took place shortly after midnight in the 1000 block of Stadium.
Guerrero was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center where he later died from the injury. He was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green.
Sean Smith, 22, has been charged with murder.

For the entire article, see the Herald print or e-edition.

October 12th

Orthopedic surgeon joins SMMC medical staff

October 12, 2013

Scenic Mountain Medical Center and Family Medical Center Orthopedic Department has announced the arrival of Orthopedic Surgeon Darrell Franks M.D.
Dr. Franks joins the FMC family after 20 years of private practice in Lubbock.

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Herald print or e-edition.

Community Fund to receive millions of dollars

October 12, 2013

Thanks to a donation which will bring millions of dollars into its coffers, the Big Spring Community Foundation's future just took a turn for the brighter.
President Drew Mouton announced Thursday the foundation has been named beneficiary of a trust fund established by the A.K. Guthrie estate. The fund is expected to bring between $15 million and $20 million to the foundation during the next 20 years.

For the entire story, pick up a copy of the Herald print or e-edition.

Fire Prevention Week

October 12, 2013

Big Spring firefighter Justin Wolf addresses a group of Goliad Elementary kindergarteners during a National Fire Prevention Week demonstration at the school Thursday afternoon.

October 11th

Top ag producer, business named

October 11, 2013

Brandon Iden and South Plains Implement were the major honorees at Thursday’s 22nd annual Ag Appreciation Luncheon.

Iden, a fourth-generation farmer/rancher, was named Ag Producer of the Year, while South Plains Implement was recognized as the Ag Business of the Year during the luncheon, sponsored by the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and held at Howard College’s Broughton Agriculture Complex.

Iden graduated from Sands High School, then attended Howard College before graduating from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education.

Waiver applications headed to TEA

October 11, 2013

Forty-one down, nine to go.

Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District were pleased to learn that officials plan to apply for only nine class-size waivers from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) this year.

“As the result of (personnel) moves we made earlier this year — some of our staff members and some from new hires — we are requesting only nine class-size waivers as compared to 50 waivers that we applied for last year.” said Chris Wigington, BSISD interim superintendent. “Without the hires and the moves that we made, we would be requesting 29 waivers."

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