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August 9th

Zubiate trial to take stage in district court

August 9, 2014

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in 118th District Court in the trial of Leroy Zubiate, who is accused of shooting and seriously wounding a Big Spring man last November.

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

August 8th

City fighting back with wage increases

August 8, 2014

When the subject is salaries, the city of Big Spring will never be able to compete with the oil field sector, but that hasn’t stopped officials from trying to be as competitive as they can.

During the past 12 months, salaries for city employees have jumped more than 10 percent and will increase even more if the city council approves the proposed FY 2015 budget presented earlier this week.

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

With valuations up, college tax rate will fall

August 8, 2014

Property owners may see some relief on their tax bill next year, at least where it comes to the Howard College taxing district.

Trustees with Howard College discussed a proposed 2015 tax rate at 17.3457 cents per $100 valuation Thursday following a lengthy budget workshop, which is a 3 cent decrease from this year’s rate of 20.3738 cent per $100 valuation. College officials expected to bring in $5.3 million in tax revenue, about $400,000 more than this last year’s project amount.

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

August 7th

Ciy will quit beer sales at mincipal course

August 7, 2014

Patrons of the city's golf course will be able to “bring their own beer can” to the links, but won't be able to buy beer or wine at the course's pro shop.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the entire article.

Main break repaired

August 7, 2014

HERALD photo/Steve Reagan
City workers clear the area around a 20-inch water main adjacent to Big Spring High School that broke Wednesday afternoon. The break caused city officials to issue a ban on all non-essential water uses until the main was repaired later in the day.

August 6th

Water Main Break at 10th and Owens

August 6, 2014

Water System Repair
The City of Big Spring has experienced a large 20” main break located near 10th & Owens which will affect many citizens within the City. We have staff on site and they will remain on site until service is restored late this evening. You may experience some inconveniences such as no water, low water pressure, dirty water, or additional air in the water, etc.

Border control, VA reform key town hall topics

August 6, 2014

Border security topped a wide range of topics during Randy Neugebauer’s “listening tour of West Texas,” which made a stop in Big Spring Tuesday.

Neugebauer (R-Lubbock), Big Spring’s U.S. Congressional representative, hosted the town hall meeting meeting at Howard College.

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

Proposed city budget promises good things for residents, businesses

August 6, 2014

Big Spring city officials are proposing an increase in their tax levy for the next fiscal year, but they promise residents will get a good bang for their buck.

During the city council’s annual budget work, City Manager Todd Darden and his staff proposed a budget featuring a tax rate of 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation, which is the same rate as the expiring budget. Because of a huge jump in property valuations, however, the rate is projected to bring in $826,000 more in revenue than it did last year.

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

August 5th

2014 Big Spring Nationals enthusiasts receive helping hand from Russian followers

August 5, 2014

Big Spring Nationals coordinator Belinda Straub spent the better part of Monday afternoon watching one hang glider after another lift off the tarmac at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airport and Industrial Park and fade into the distance.

Even though she knows each would love to beat the others and take home the honor of winning one of the hangliding circuit’s premier events, she knows in her heart each is part of a huge international family all dedicated to the promotion of their sport.

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

$46K bond set for sex offender

August 5, 2014

A $46,000 bond has been set for a registered sex offender who was arrested Sunday on charges of burglary with intent to commit an assault and fleeing a police officer.

According the Howard County jail officials, Municipal Judge Tim Green set a $46,000 bond for Paul Hildreth, 45, during a hearing held Monday morning.

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

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