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March 17th

Gasoline prices continue climb

March 17, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has increased 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

March 15th

More renovations coming for city auditorium

March 15, 2014

In the next several months, the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium should complete its transformation from shuttered to sparkling.

Five years ago, the auditorium was closed to the public because of accessibility issues. Non-compliant restrooms, inadequate parking and inaccessible seating were just a few of the problems facing city officials at the time.

An initial round of renovations brought the auditorium back to life in 2012 and the Big Spring City Council Tuesday approved $1 million in further renovations to bring the building further up-to-date.

Chamber-sponsored health fair coming April 12

March 15, 2014

The 32nd Annual Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Health Fair is just around the corner.

The health fair will be held Saturday, April 12, on the Sonic Floor of the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The fair is open to the public from 8 a.m. until noon. This year’s theme is “Keep Calm & Get Your Health On.”

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

March 14th

Fire ‘suspicious,’ investigation ongoing

March 14, 2014

Suspicious.

That’s how Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray has described a Wednesday morning fire that destroyed two homes near the 1000 block of North Bell.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

Gas line break sends two to ER

March 14, 2014

Two men were injured when the backhoe they were operating struck a natural gas line south of Ackerly Thursday morning.

The men, whose identities have not been released, suffered “non-life threatening” injuries caused by gas inhalation, officials said.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

March 13th

Local man jailed in cocaine bust; vehicles seized

March 13, 2014

A Big Spring man is still in jail this morning after his arrest Tuesday by Big Spring police on drug charges.

Rosendo Franco, 30, of 212 Johnson, was taken into custody at 408 Westover Wednesday after the Big Spring Police Department and Howard County Sheriffs Office SWAT executed a search warrant at the Westover residence, according to BSPD CID Sgt. Tony Everett

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

Halfmann won't seek recount

March 13, 2014

There won’t be a recount in the Coahoma justice of the peace election.

JP Linda Halfmann said she would not challenge the results of the March 4 Republican primary, which saw her finish third in a five-candidate race for the Precinct 2 justice nomination and miss a runoff election by a single vote.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

March 12th

Fire destroys three structures, no injuries reported

March 12, 2014

orning made extinguishing a residential fire doubly difficult for firefighters and caused extensive damage to two occupied homes.

The fire also placed nearby residents in peril for a period of time; however, there were no injuries to civilians or responders.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Private EMS group to aid city with routine transports

March 12, 2014

Big Spring’s Emergency Medical Service is farming out some of its workload.

City council members Tuesday unanimously accepted a proposal from Guardian EMS of Abilene to assume non-emergency ambulance service for Big Spring.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

March 11th

Rash of dumpster fires nusiance for local firefighters

March 11, 2014

The Big Spring Fire Department, in conjunction with the Big Spring Police Department, is investigating a series of dumpster fires that occurred Monday in the southwest part of the city.

According to Fire Marshall Carl Condray, at least five fires were set in both roll out and metal dumpsters in the Coronado Addition in the early morning hours Monday.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

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