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June 4th

Early voting in District 5 runoff ends today

June 4, 2013

Heading into the final day of early voting, polling totals for the Big Spring City Council District 5 election have gone pretty much as expected, officials said.

Early voting ends today in the runoff election, which pits Raul Benavides vs. J.D. Smith to see who will succeed Craig Olson as District 5 council member.

As of Friday afternoon, 93 persons had cast early ballots in the election, while another 12 had requested mail-in ballots, Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-04

June 4, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• TEKIA WILLIAMS, 30, of 705 Wyoming, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• JOLANDA JIMENEZ GONZALES, 43, of Ackerly, Texas, was arrested Monday on warrants for defective tail lamp, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and a warrant from another agency.
• TOMMY BILLALBA JR., 24, of 3614 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on five warrants from other agencies.

June 3rd

Fan drive helping area residents stay cool

June 3, 2013

With temperatures already reaching 100 degrees in West Texas, the local Salvation Army is doing its part to help the area's low income families with its annual fan drive.

“The demand has been high and we haven't even officially entered the summer season,” Ada Lafler, a social worker with the local charity, said. “We don't have any fans left in stock and we gave out our last one more than a week ago.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-03

June 3, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• DYLAN QUADE WEAVER, 18, of 1310 Baylor, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ANGELICA ANDRYSSA MONTES, 18, of Las Cruces, N.M., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• AARON DAVID CORDOVA, 37, of Westminster, Colo., was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
• QUENTIN JAMES AUSBIE, 23, of 1207 Donley, was arrested Sunday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.

June 1st

County to consider selling property

June 1, 2013

A pair of executive sessions — one concerning county-owned property and one dealing with a personnel issue for the Howard County Sheriff's Office — await county commissioners Monday afternoon, as the court prepares to hold a special meeting.
The first executive session deals with real estate (county-owned property) pursuant to Texas Government Coade 551.072 and commissioners may take action on the matter once they return to open court.

Big Spring High School graduation

June 1, 2013

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
Big Spring High School students stand tall during graduation ceremonies Friday evening at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

BSHS choir students bring home gold - lots of it

June 1, 2013

If there was any doubt this has been a highly successful year for the Big Spring High School choir program, the medal haul from this week's state solo and ensemble contest belied those concerns.
A record 18 gold medals were won by BSHS choir students at the University Interscholastic League's Solo and Ensemble Contest, held earlier this week at the University of Texas in Austin, BSHS Choir Director Anna Gann said.

Police

June 1, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 31, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• KATRINA MITCHEL BAKER, 39, of 804 Andree St., was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• ANTHONY ALPHONSO LEWIS, 41, of 809 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• ADRIAN RODRIGEZ, 34, of 1605 Harding St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for delivery of a controlled substance less than 1 gram in a drug free zone.

May 31st

Transformer incident causes outages; today's Herald delayed

May 31, 2013

A blown transformer at the Big Spring Herald this morning caused more than 1,000 electrical customers to temporarily lose power and will delay publication of today's edition of the newspaper.

Shortly after 8 a.m. today, the transformer located adjacent to the Herald building at 710 Scurry shut down in a series of mini-explosions.

"When that happened, that caused a fault in the mainline breaker," said Jim Clements of Oncor. "That caused about 1,500 customers to lose power."

May 30th

WTVA to show off ‘Click 2’

May 30, 2013

The West Texas VA Health System will be holding an open house at 1:30 p.m. Friday for its new Click 2 Benefits Program.

The reception will be in room 147 at the George O’Brien Jr. VAMC at 300 Veterans Blvd.

“The West Texas VA Health Care System is excited to announce the new Click 2 Benefits program,” said Iva Jo Hanslik, community relations coordinator.

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