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November 12th

Arson suspected in Tuesday fire

November 12, 2014

Arson is suspected in a structure fire that took place eary on Veteran’s Day here.

At approximately 3:52 a.m. Tuesday, five units from the Big Spring Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire in the 1400 block of Stanford.

Units arrived to find a residence with flames visible on the front porch of the structure. The structure was occupied but no residents were present.

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

November 11th

Commissioners want to name route after Crooker

November 11, 2014

It’s official.

The Big Spring reliever route will be known forever more as the William B. (Bill) Crooker Truck Relief Route — at least if Howard County commissioners have their way.

“He was a Howard County commissioner here for a long time and was a charter member of the Ports to Plains. It’s only right and very appropriate since he was so instrumental in getting this done,” said County Judge Mark Barr.

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

e-waste collection set this weekend

November 11, 2014

Christmas is coming and it might be a good time to “upgrade” from that old computer, television or X-box. At the very least, you or a loved one will need a new keyboard and mouse, right?

That brings up the problem of what to do with those aging or breaking down hulks of metal and plastic you won’t want anymore. You’re in luck.

Keep Big Spring Beautiful and the city of Big Spring are sponsoring a weekend of e-waste collection which is open to anyone — individuals, schools, organizations, businesses — anyone.

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

November 10th

Romo, Cowboys top Jaguars

November 10, 2014

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November 8th

Grand jury presents murder indictment

November 8, 2014

James Keck, a McCamey man who allegedly shot and killed a man accused of stealing his mother’s truck in early August, was indicted on murder charges by a Howard County Grand Jury this week.

Keck, 25, faces a possible life term in prison if convicted of the first-degree killing of Bobby Gene Bricker Aug. 9.

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

Montgomery gins 1st bale of 2014 crop

November 8, 2014

The first bale of cotton in the county was ceremonially unveiled Thursday morning at the Howard County Courthouse.

“The cotton industry plays a big part in our community and these farmers are not only involved in their farms but also in their church or community organizations,” said Debbye ValVerde, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “We as the Chamber try to acknowledge their contribution to the community not only with our annual ag appreciation luncheon but also the first cotton bale presentation.”

November 7th

Suspect sought in Thursday shooting

November 7, 2014

Police are searching for a suspect in a Thursday afternoon shooting that wounded a Big Spring man.

Big Spring Police Department officers responded to the 1500 block of Sycamore in reference to a “shots fired” call shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, a BSPD news release stated. On arrival, officers found one victim with a gunshot wound to the lower leg.

The victim was identified as Nathan D. Robinson III, 40.

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

Museum to honor Joe Pickle

November 7, 2014

When talking about the Big Spring Herald, one name always comes to the forefront — Joe Pickle.

For more than four decades, Pickle was a fixture at the Herald, retiring as the paper’s editor in 1975, but his legacy in the community goes far beyond his work in journalism.

The museum will dedicate a plaque in memory of Pickle at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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

November 6th

Ballot discrepancy was clerical error, Bloom says

November 6, 2014

A clerical error is being blamed for a discrepancy of more than 200 votes in initial general election results Tuesday night in Howard County.

Release of Tuesday’s election results were delayed more than two hours because Election Administrator Saundra Bloom could not jibe overall totals with reports from individual precincts, resulting in a 208-vote discrepancy between the two tallies. Unable to resolve the problem, Bloom eventually released the possibly incomplete figures shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Plan now to assist Angel Tree program

November 6, 2014

This Christmas, when you’re buying gifts for your loved ones, why not buy a few more for those in need?

About 120 families are counting on your support — they are part of the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree program, which solicits Christmas gifts for needy children and seniors in this area.

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

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