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May 19th

1 dead, 1 critical after weekend shooting

May 19, 2014

One man is dead and another seriously wounded following a weekend shooting at Moss Creek Lake.

Dylan Headrick, 17, was killed and Rudy Hernandez III, 19, was critically wounded during the shooting, which occurred at one of the lake's west side pavilions around 8:50 p.m. Sunday.

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

Coahoma students shine on STAAR tests

May 19, 2014

COAHOMA – Coahoma fifth graders scored above both regional and state averages in their math and reading STAAR assessments while eighth graders scored above average for the region and on par for the state for their reading tests.

“The greatest area of student growth came in the performance of the fifth graders on the math assessment,” said Amy Jacobs, CISD Superintendent. “This year’s fifth grade class scored 81 percent, a 26 precent increase over their met standard percentage on the fourth grade math assessment in 2013. The fifth graders scored 82 percent in reading."

May 17th

HC, SWCID students graduate

May 17, 2014

For a list of Howard College and SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf graduates, pick up a copy of Sunday's Big Spring Herald.

BSHS students bound for state ... again

May 17, 2014

Four Big Spring High School students will head to Austin this week to compete in the University Interscholastic League academic state tournament and, for some, this means multiple appearances at state meets this year.

To read the rest of the article, pick up a copy of the Big Spring Herald.

May 15th

VA clinics to get federal audit

May 15, 2014

Recent concerns over the use of alleged “secret waiting lists” have prompted Secretary Eric Shinseki of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to send out audit teams to clinics in the VA Medical Center, and that includes the West Texas VA Heealth Care System in Big Spring.

With warmer weather, TxDOT touts cycle safety

May 15, 2014

State officials want to make roads safer for motorcycle riders.

In an effort to reverse a 5-percent year-over-year increase in motorcycle crash fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its month-long “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign. The campaign, which started Thursday, coincides with the first day of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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

May 14th

As developers wait, city ponders water, sewer lines, zoning for northern sector

May 14, 2014

The northern sector, the northwest corridor — whatever you want to call it, it is a place of great interest to both developers and Big Spring city officials.

The sector, which covers a roughly fan-shaped area spreading west and south from Highway 87 to Interstate 20, was a central topic of discussion during Tuesday’s meeting of the Big Spring City Council.

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

City keeping eyes out for water thieves

May 14, 2014

Theft of water service is becoming a cause of concern in Big Spring, and city officials are taking steps to put a halt to the practice.

During their Tuesday meeting, city council members passed the first reading of a new ordinance authorizing a wide range of fines for anyone who tampers with their water service within the city limits.

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

May 13th

Run to the Wall to rumble through Big Spring Saturday

May 13, 2014

Big Spring takes its role Saturday in the annual Run for the Wall motorcycle ride enroute to Washington, D.C. to support the nation’s veterans, both living and deceased.

Hundreds of motorcycle riders will enter Big Spring from the west side, head south on FM 700 to the Vietnam Memorial to lay a wreath and say a prayer or two. The annual event begins each year with cyclists heading from California across the nation, picking up more riders along the way, before arriving in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day eve.

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

Child development funds made available to college

May 13, 2014

Howard College will receive $75,000 of the $325,000 awarded to area colleges from the Permain Basin Workforce Development Board for scholarships aimed at improving child care in Texas.

The Workforce Development Board held a joint press conference in Midland with representatives from Howard, Midland and Odessa colleges to announce the grant.

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

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