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November 17th

Bearish oil market fuels gas price decline

November 17, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70 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 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.89 a gallon.

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

November 15th

Tumbleweed signs CDs

November 15, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

Radio personality Tumbleweed Smith hands over a signed copy of his newest CD “Tumbleweed Smith's Top Picks” to Janell Davis Saturday morning at the Heritage Museum. This is Smith's 17th commercial release and features 28 of the the funniest and most intriguing interview subjects from his radio program, The Sound of Texas. Two of the tracks feature Big Spring stories. Some of the proceeds from the special CD signing went to supporting the museum.

Steers roll on

November 15, 2014

Big Spring High School’s Steers celebrate after defeating Gainsville 35-17 Friday in Aledo to claim a Class 4A Region I Bi-District title. Next Friday, Nov. 22, the Steers will take on longtime rival Andrews at 7 p.m. in Odessa’s Ratliff Stadium as they continue their push toward a state championship. For Friday’s game story, pick up a copy of the Herald.
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November 14th

Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame

November 14, 2014

Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame
There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

Burglary investigation: Armed, black male suspects sought by police

November 14, 2014

Big Spring police are investigating a pair of home burglaries which took place early Thursday.

The first burglary occurred in the 1200 block of W. Sixth Street. A female subject, preparing for work at approximately 3:50 a.m., went out to start her vehicle, a BSPD news release stated.

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

Man who allegedly shot neighbor jailed

November 14, 2014

Big Spring police have arrested a man they believe responsible for the Nov. 6 shooting of a Big Spring resident.

John M. Solis, 29, 1508A Sycamore, was jailed on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His arrest stems from an incident in which Solis is alleged to have shot his neighbor, Nathan Robinson, in the leg.

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

College Basketball Top 25: #12 Texas

November 14, 2014

VIDEO: College Basketball Top 25: #12 Texas
Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis breaks down why the Texas Longhorns ranked #12 headed into the college basketball season.

November 13th

Festival of Lights prep under way

November 13, 2014

Preparations for the annual Festival of Lights are entering their final stages, organizers said.

The 18th annual Christmas season attraction, which draws thousands of visitors to Comanche Trail Park, will run from Dec. 15-31, longtime director Pat Simmons said.

But the attraction will get its unofficial start Thanksgiving evening, when the switches are thrown on several lighted poinsettias which will decorate the dam at Comanche Trail Lake. In addition to the poinsettias, a large U.S. flag will also adorn the dam.

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

St. Andrews Day Celebration set this weekend

November 13, 2014

Members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Big Spring are ready to open the doors for their annual St. Andrew’s Day Celebration.

The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary.

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

November 12th

Howard County honors its vets

November 12, 2014

Big Spring honored its military veterans with song and solemnity Tuesday.

Hundreds of area residents attended a patriotic ceremony marking Veteran’s Day at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

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

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