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July 28th

Ready for liftoff: Hang gliding championships begin Sunday

July 28, 2014

“Strongest, smoothest, most consistent conditions of all the major U.S. competitions. Air conditioned pilot lounge, hangar, paved runways, ice cream, water and all facilities.”

That’s how the U.S. Hang Gliding Para Gliding Association (USHPA) describes Big Spring on its website.

According to Airpark Director Jim Little, more than 60 competitors have registered for this year’s national championships, which begins Sunday, surpassing previous years.

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

Gas prices continue downward slide

July 28, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

VIDEO — Dog passes out from joy

July 28, 2014

July 26th

Grand jury hands down murder indictment

July 26, 2014

A Big Spring man has been indicted in a May shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured.
Nicholas Hernandez Limon, 25, was indicted on charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon during this week's session of the Howard County Grand Jury.

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Herald.

Local couple on Coca-Cola website

July 26, 2014

If a picture is worth a 1,000 words then it's definitely worth using in an international marketing campaign.
One local couple found that fact out after posing for a photo at the request of their granddaughter recently.

For the entire article, pick up a copy of the Herald.

July 25th

Reward boosted: Crime Stoppers offering $20K for info into attack of elderly woman

July 25, 2014

Law enforcement officials say local residents are putting their money where their outrage is.

Spurred by donations from residents and area businesses, Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams announced Thursday a reward approaching $20,000 for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and indictment of the man who viciously attacked and sexually assaulted an 85-year-old woman in Big Spring July 17.

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

Seliger: Stick with education reforms

July 25, 2014

State Senator Kel Seliger(R-Amarillo) says let’s stick with the educational reforms encompassed with House Bill 5.

July 24th

Volunteer firefighters receive donation

July 24, 2014

Call it a nice return for just a few days of work.

The Howard County Volunteer Fire Department received a $100,000 donation from Conoco-Phillips last week, a part of the money raised in the company’s annual Bad Boy Blast.

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

Reward for info on sexual assault nears $20K

July 24, 2014

Contributions to Crime Stoppers are expected to exceed $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the man who stabbed and sexually assaulted an 85-year-old Big Spring woman one week ago, Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams said today.

“A large cross-section of Big Spring and Howard County have teamed up with Crime Stoppers to send a clear message,” Williams said. “That message is that this ommunity will not tolerate the heinous acts that were committed on the morning of July 17 and they are willing to pay a substantial reward to see that the suspect is brought to justice.”

July 23rd

Council tweaks oversight of EDC

July 23, 2014

The great debate over policies and procedures at the Big Spring Economic Development Corp. is over, at least as far as the Big Spring City Council is concerned.

The council approved a resolution fine-tuning its oversight and approval of EDC projects and expenditures during its Tuesday meeting, and more than one council member expressed their hopes that the action would put a lid on what, at times, has been a point of great contention on the economic development board.

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

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