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December 28th

Construction continues on long-term nursing facility

December 28, 2013

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
Construction continues on the long-term care nursing facility located at the corner of Alamesa and Wasson early Saturday. Shawn Stevens with DNL Construction is one of more than 20 workers on site. Completion of the project has yet to be determined.

West Texas VA gets new director

December 28, 2013

Michael L. Kiefer, who has served in various executive leadership positions, has been appointed as the new director of the West Texas VA Healthcare System.

For more on this story, see the Herald paper or e-edition

December 27th

One killed in Gail Hwy. truck wreck

December 27, 2013

One person died in a two-vehicle accident in northern Howard County Thursday afternoon.

Antonio Zavala Martinez, 51, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green, according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Marc Couch. The accident occurred on FM 669 (Gail Highway) near FM 700.

Vintage display stolen from Festival of Lights

December 27, 2013

Santa is missing.

Festival of Lights volunteers are hoping someone has some information about the grinch who took St. Nick from Comanche Trail Park around Christmas Eve. Project Manager Howard Stewart first noticed that the display was missing during a 6 p.m. check of the park on Tuesday.

The missing piece was one of four scenes in a display set up by the Big Spring State Hospital. The scenes date to the 1950s and 1960s when they were displayed at Christmastime in downtown stores such as Hemphill-
Wells and Swartz & Carter Furniture, said Pat Simmons, Festival founder.

December 26th

County eyes $3 million in state road grants

December 26, 2013

Sometime in the next 30 days, Howard County officials are expected to formally apply for more than $3 million in state grants to begin the process of rehabilitating county roads.

Several county roads in this area have been adversely affected by the heavy influx of oilfield-related traffic and officials are looking to the state as a possible way to pick up at least part of the repair bill.

December 24th

Grand jury no-bills Sand Springs shooter

December 24, 2013

A 118th District grand jury declined to indict a Howard County man for his role in a September shooting death.

The Howard County grand jury no-billed L.C. Gibbs in the Sept. 21 shooting death of Bobby Reed in Sand Springs, District Attorney Hardy L. Wilkerson said.

According to reports, Howard County sheriff’s deputies reponded to 8705 Gillem Road in Sand Springs in reference to an assault. Upon arriving at the scene, they found Reed dead from a gunshot wound.

Pair arrested, jailed on drug, weapons charges

December 24, 2013

A man acting suspicously, a foot chase and questioning of a suspect culminated in two people being arrested on drug and weapons charges Sunday, according to information released Monday afternoon by the Big Spring Police Department.

In custody are Michael Roy Roberson, 31, and Comanecki “CoCo” Loper Thacker, 32.

Police said the episode began at approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday when BSPD Officer Kevin Pitts spied a driver acting suspeciously in the 900 block of E. Third. Pitts also noted the vehicle had no front license plate.

December 21st

Trash containers available

December 21, 2013

In an effort to assist with the additional trash generated during the holidays, the city of Big Spring will set large dumpsters at four locations to assist all areas of the city beginning Monday.
The dumpsters will be picked up Friday, Jan. 10
Anyone needing to dispose of large boxes, etc. during this time may put them in the large trash containers at these locations:
Coronado Plaza – west parking area
East of Spring City Mall
College Park Shopping Center
700 block of N. Gregg
All live Christmas trees need to be disposed of at the compost facility at the landfill — 4100 E FM 700.

Salvation Army gift giveaway

December 21, 2013

December 20th

Shooting suspect caught in San Antonio

December 20, 2013

A suspect wanted in connection with a November shooting in Big Spring has been arrested in San Antonio, law enforcement officials said.

Leroy Zubiate, 29, of New Mexico, was arrested by U.S. Marshals Thursday on charges stemming from a shooting that occurred Nov. 27 in east Big Spring.

Juan Diaz, 23, suffered serious gunshot wounds to the face and legs during the incident.

The shooting is believed to be the result of a domestic dispute between Diaz and Zubiate, said Sgt. Tony Everett, Big Spring Police Department public information officer.

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