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June 16th

City offers education incentive to workers

June 16, 2014

The city of Big Spring is willing to give a helping hand to employees looking to further their education.

Recently, the city council gave its blessing to a plan in which employees wishing to take college course pertinent to their careers are eligible to receive financial help in the form of reimbursements and cash advances from the city.

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

June 14th

Flag Day

June 14, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

Saturday, June 14, is a special day for Americans. Flag Day — the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 — was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. This Betsy Ross flag above, now on loan and on display to the Heritage Museum, was crafted in 1970 by local resident Mamie Lee Dodds. It is completely hand sewn.

OCT plans Big Spring Meet and Greet

June 14, 2014

Howard County residents unfamiliar with Texas' open carry law will have an opportunity to be educated in a special event Saturday at Heart of the City Park.
Open Carry Texas: Big Spring Meet and Greet is to get under way at 10 a.m.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

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.

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