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November 25th

State, area dig out from ice storm

November 25, 2013

An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Monday as it trudged eastward in the run-up to Thanksgiving.

Howard County was hard-hit by the storm system, also. Several traffic accidents and isolated power outages were reported and all area public schools cancelled classes today.
In addition, Howard College officials announced classes will begin at 10 a.m. today.

All Howard County schools closed today

November 25, 2013

Because of icy conditions, officials at Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan school districts announced early today that Monday classes have been cancelled.

Also, Howard College will not be holding classes today. The college's trustee meeting, scheduled for 12:30 p.m., has been cancelled as well.

Texas Department of Transportation officials urges motorists to use caution when traveling on icy roads, which have been the cause of several accidents this past weekend. More than eight deaths statewide have been blamed on road conditions, TxDOT officials said.

November 23rd

Local man charged with possession of cocaine, firearm

November 23, 2013

A Big Spring man with a history of breaking the law has been arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and posession of cocaine, thanks to a Crimestoppers tip.
More charges could be filed against the man, 25-year-old Jason Scott Edwards of Big Spring.
Police said the clue through Crimestoppers led them to monitor activity at an apartment in the Park Village Apartments around 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

For the rest of the story, check out the e-edition or pick up a copy of the newspaper.

Thomason files for state representative

November 23, 2013

Big Spring resident Shannon Thomason has filed for a place on the ballot in the March 4 Republcan Primary to represent the people of the 72nd District in the Texas House of Representatives.
Thomason, a corporate pilot for an oilfield manufacturing company, has a long history of grassroots activisim in Big Spring and Howard County.

November 22nd

Castaneda charged with bribery of inmate

November 22, 2013

Herald Staff Report
ABILENE, Texas — Matthew Castaneda, the Big Spring police officer arrested on a federal indictment earlier this week, is accused of bringing contraband to an inmate while he was employed by GEO group.
Castaneda, 23, of Big Spring was taken into custody was arrested after a federal grand jury returned an indictment last week, charging him with one count of bribery of public officials.

For the full story, see today's Big Spring Herald

Late Notice - Steer Football Game time has changed

November 22, 2013

The starting time for today’s Steer football playoff game vs. Andrews has been changed from 7:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.

JFK Remembered

November 22, 2013

By ANDREIA MEDLIN
Staff Writer
It is often said that we influence the people in our lives whether we are aware of it or not. Sadly, only the ones we leave behind will be witness to our legacy.
It would be impossible to summarize the profound impact John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his family had, not only on the culture and society of the United States of America, but on those of foreign cultures all over the globe.

For the full story, See today's Big Spring Herald

HC Theater to present Ives’ ‘All in the Timing’

November 22, 2013

Herald Staff Report
The Howard County theater department will present a public performance of “All in the Timing,” a play by David Ives, this weekend.
The play is a life-affirming comedy of metaphysics. Structured as a stream of short vignettes that explore the delightful absurdity and inherent hilarity in joyfully doomed human communication. The performance offers a lightning quick race for of love, death and immortality, monkeys and lovers, communists and composers.

November 21st

Fed indictment served on BSPD officer

November 21, 2013

Herald Staff Report

Big Spring Police Officer Mark Castaneda has been served with a federal felony indictment by the U.S.Department of Justice, the local police depaartment has confirmed.

Big Spring Police Det. Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer, said the felony indictment, delivered Tuesday, “stems from allegations on Mr. Cantaneda from a previous employer, not the Big Spring Police Department.”

Everett said BSPD is cooperating fully with the investigation and will continue to do so.

Lt. Fitzgibbons files for JP post

November 21, 2013

By LYNDEL MOODY
Staff Report
A long-time Howard County law enforcement officer has tossed his hat into the ring for the justice of the peace, precent 1, place 2 position.

Robert Fitzgibbons filed his intent to run with the Republican chairman Wednesday. The 54-year-old lifetime resident of Howard County is a lieutenant in the Big Spring Police Department patrol division.

“I’ve worked with the city for 30 years,” he said. “I’ve been with the police department for 29 years. I have an extensive law enforcement background, so I believe that qualifies me to sit in that position.

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