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June 13th

Vets home operator files for bankruptcy

June 13, 2014

The firm contracted to operate the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez State Veterans Home has filed for bankruptcy protection, but officials with the Texas Veterans Land Board, which owns the facility, promised operations will continue unabated.

Sears Methodist Retirement System, which operates Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez and two other veterans’ retirement homes in Texas, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this week in Dallas federal court. Despite that action, officials overseeing the facility were quick to reassure the public that normal operations will continue.

FM 700 Sonic robbed; 2 suspects sought by PD

June 13, 2014

Big Spring police are searching for two armed men who robbed a Sonic Drive-In in Big Spring early Thursday morning, according to a local media report.

The aggravated robbery took place at the Sonic located on East FM 700. According to the media report, police described one suspect, a male, was wearing a grey and white hoodie while the other male was dressed in all black. The pair were last scene driving eastbound on FM 700 in a small car.

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

June 12th

‘Pops’ in danger of fizzling out?

June 12, 2014

Here’s the reality.

If Pops in the Park doesn’t come up with $20,000 soon, the show won’t go on this year.

“There may not be a Pops in the Park if we don’t get some donations in the next two to three weeks,” Kelly Seales, Pops chairman, said.

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

Local man arrested in robbery

June 12, 2014

Big Spring police have made an arrest in the Big A Shaved Ice robbery.

Heriberto Medina-Torres, 21, of Big Spring, was charged with aggravated robbery, a first degree felony, for his alleged role in the incident.

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

June 11th

VA: Staffing shortage forces long wait times

June 11, 2014

West Texas VA Healthcare System officials believe the major reason for long wait times at its facilities is a serious staffing shortage and promise to take aggressive steps to remedy the situation.

Michael Kiefer, WTVAHS director, addressed the media in the wake of a report showing the system, headquartered in Big Spring, fared poorly in an audit which studied a variety of factors, including how long new and established patients had to wait for appointments.

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

Legends and Legacies is Friday

June 11, 2014

Heritage Museum officials hope you — and they — have a lucky Friday the 13th.

The financially troubled museum will hold its annual Legends and Legacies Casino Night this Friday, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the museum.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a meal, drinks and $2,000 in “fun money” for use at one of the casino games offered.

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

June 10th

Further review set for Big Spring VA

June 10, 2014

The West Texas VA Health Care System, headquartered in Big Spring, will receive further review as the result of an audit of all Veterans Health Administration facilities.

The audit, which studied various factors, including patient wait times for a variety of medical and mental health services at VA hospitals, concluded that Big Spring was among the VA facilities in need of further review.

Armed robbery draws scrutiny of local police

June 10, 2014

Big Spring police are investigating an armed robbery that took place shortly after 6 a.m.Monday.

Officers were called to Big A Shaved Ice at 1811 Gregg in reference to an aggravated robby. They discovered two employes at the business. One was outside smoking; the other was inside.

Witnesses said a male subject, black or Hispanic, came in the door armed with a handgun.

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

June 9th

Inmate sentenced; Castaneda to report June 20

June 9, 2014

ABILENE, Texas — A former correctional cfficer at Big Spring Correctional Center, Matthew Castaneda, 24, and an inmate, Ferdinand Trinidad, 45, have been sentenced for offenses related to contraband smuggling.

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

Prairie Dog Fly In

June 9, 2014

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
The Prairie Dog Fly In was held early Saturday at the McMahon-Wrinkle Air Park. Phillip Welch, seated inside the Cirrus SR 22 T, tours the cockpit while Bob Miller describes the new features of the aircraft. The Fly In is held each year, hosting area pilots.

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