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September 23rd

No arrests in Sand Springs shooting death

September 23, 2013

SAND SPRINGS — Howard County Sheriff's deputies continue investigating a shooting Saturday morning which took the life of a 50-year-old man here.

Deputies, who have been interviewing witnesses, are waiting on autopsy results from the body of Bobby Reed, who was sent to Lubbock following the shooting.

September 21st

City, West Texas Centers sign agreement

September 21, 2013

A year-long planning effort involving West Texas Centers, the city of Big Spring and Scenic Mountain Medical Center culminated in last week’s signing of a lease agreement bringing an innovative treatment center to Big Spring for people living with mental illness.
West Texas Centers will move its Howard County Mental Health Center from downtown to the Malone and Hogan Clinic on or before April 1.
Scenic Mountain Medical Center will begin remodeling the first floor of the Malone and Hogan Clinic in early winter 2013 making way for the new clinic.

Forsan homecoming queen

September 21, 2013

HERALD photo/Bruce Schooler

Chandler Freeman, escorted by her father, Kevin Freeman, smiles after being named Forsan High School homecoming queen Friday night .

Commissioners to adopt tax rate

September 21, 2013

Howard County commissioners are expected to formally approve a 3-cent tax rate increase when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.

For more, check out the Herald weekend edition or the e-edition.

One dead of gunshot wound

September 21, 2013

SAND SPRINGS — Howard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting early Saturday which left one man dead.
At 2:30 a.m., deputies were advised of an assault at 8705 Gillem Road in Sand Springs. When they arrived on the scene, investigators found that 50-year-old Bobby Reed had died of a gunshot wound.

For more, see the weekend edition of the Herald, or the e-edition.

September 20th

Big Spring man charged with shooting girlfriend

September 20, 2013

A Big Spring teenager is in critical condition and her boyfriend is in custody following a Thursday evening shooting.

Abigail Valencia, 17, was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock shortly following the shooting, which occurred shortly before 6:45 p.m. Thursday in east Big Spring.

Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said police responded to the Scenic Mountain Medical Center emergency room in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they found Valencia suffering from a single gunshot wound to the left side of her head.

Remington replicas grace future park at the Hotel Settles

September 20, 2013

The Settles Hotel has attracted a lot of visitors since it reopened late last year — including a pair of cowboys on horseback.

As part of ongoing renovation and landscaping in the lot adjacent to the hotel, replicas of two Frederic Remington statues were relocated to the lot east of the hotel Monday, Settles Manager Bill Cole said.

The two bronze sculptures outside the Settles are titled “Cowboy” and “The Rattlesnake.”

September 19th

Municipal court packing up for ‘new’ digs at courthouse

September 19, 2013

It's almost moving day for Big Spring's municipal court.

Judge Tim Green and his staff are preparing to leave their current headquarters at 305 Johnson and move to the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse. There, they will occupy the former office of the district clerk and share courtroom space with county commissioners, the attorney general's office and Child Protective Services.

The move will begin Monday and is scheduled to be complete by the end of the week, Green said.

EDC says things looking up for Big Spring

September 19, 2013

The Big Spring Economic Development Corporation continues negotiations with Permian Energy in regards to a lease agreement for the proposed rail park on EDC property east of town near the ALON refinery.

In a statement provided by Permian Energy Partners, officials say a 90-day plan has been developed to facilitate progress. It is expected take 12 months to start rail operation. The project will include large crude trans-load operations, tank storage, a gas processing plant, pipelines, supporting logistics and warehousing facilities.

September 18th

Council approves 85.66-cent tax rate

September 18, 2013

Big Spring City Council members have given their stamp of approval to a tax rate that will bring the city almost $500,000 more in revenue this coming fiscal year.

During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the council voted unanimously to approve a tax rate of 85.66 cents per $100 valuation for the new fiscal year, which begins in October.

The new tax rate is almost one cent below the existing rate, but that doesn't automatically mean city property owners will see a break in their tax bills.

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