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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.

August 4th

Registered sex offender arrested on multiple charges

August 4, 2014

A registered sex offender has been arrested and been charged with burglary with intent to commit an assault and fleeing a police officer.
Paul Hildreth, 45, remains in the Howard County Detention Center after being taken into custody Sunday.

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

August 2nd

Police release sketch of stabbing/rape suspect

August 2, 2014

Big Spring Police Department has released a forensic drawing of the suspect wanted in the sexual assault and stabbing of an 84-year-old woman July 17 in Big Spring.

The victim was able to describe the suspect to a forensic artist. The suspect is believed to be 6 feet tall and weight approximately 200 pounds.

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

Big Spring ISD student registration begins Aug. 19

August 2, 2014

Area public students have only a few weeks left before first day of school.

School begins Aug. 25 in Texas and Big Spring Independent School District employees are gearing up for another academic year.

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

August 1st

Police search for 2 suspects in Rios murder

August 1, 2014

LUBBOCK — Arrest warrants have been issued in connection to the murder of an 18-year-old Big Spring man.

Lubbock police are searching for 18-year-old Noel Serrano and 21-year-old Mayra J. Caraveo in the murder of Fabian Rios, who died Wednesday morning from stab wounds to the chest.

Serrano is described as 5 foot, 3 inches, 145 pounds with brown eyes. Cavareo is 5 feet, 4 inches with brown hair and brown eyes.

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

Postmaster's wife indicted by grand jury

August 1, 2014

The wife of Big Spring’s postmaster faces felony charges after being indicted for alleged fraudulent filing of assistance claims.
Felicia Guadalupe Fleet was among those indicted during last week’s session of the Howard County grand jury. She is charged with tampering with a governmental record, a third degree felony which carries a possible prison term of up to 10 years.

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

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