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June 27th, 2015

DPS to be out in force during July 4 holiday

June 27, 2015

Law enforcement will beefed up patrols as the nation hits the roadways to celebrate the Fourth of July holidays

Beginning last Friday and continuing until July 7, Department of Safety Troopers (DPS) troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

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

Fryrears develop wind tunnel to help study erosion effects

June 27, 2015

For much of his adulthood, Bill Fryrear has studied the effects of wind erosion and how to counteract it, and he’s not going to let a middling thing like retirement get in the way of his life’s work.

Fryrear, who extensively studied wind erosion for many years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Big Spring station before retiring in the late 1990s, has continued his work on the problem in the private sector, developing equipment which allows researchers to more easily determine the effects of wind erosion.

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

June 25th

Police searching for robber

June 25, 2015

Big Spring police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Wednesday morning.

BSPD officials said officers were dispatched to Burrito Stop, 2001 W. Third, shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday in reference to an armed robbery.

“Officers contacted the victim and were advised that an Hispanic male entered the store and brandished a knife and demanded money,” a BSPD news release stated.

“He took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the business on foot, going east on Third Street,” the release added.

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

Funtastic Fourth invades downtown this weekend

June 25, 2015

Country music, food, and a good old cook-off will highlight a busy weekend as the Crossroads area kicks off the American Independence celebration this weekend with the annual ALON/7-11 Funtastic Fourth in downtown Big Spring.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday with Highway Run set to sing the Star Spangled Banner, the national anthem to United States. The Dance Gallery Cheer Dance and Tumbling team will also help to kick off the two-day weekend.

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

June 24th

Infrastructure needs highlight budget workshop

June 24, 2015

The word of the evening was “infrastructure.”

Asked what they considered the most important needs for the upcoming fiscal year, Big Spring City Council members Tuesday evening constantly returned to finding ways to further upgrade the community’s infrastructure — its roads, water lines, recreation facilities and the like.

“Addressing infrastructure goes without saying,” District 3 Councilman Justin Myers said. “It seems to be the magic word — you say that and everyone knows what you’re talking about.”

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

Exhibit focuses on the Big Spring's frontier era

June 24, 2015

The legacies of two frontier men who saw the Crossroads area when it was a vast stretch of land, big sky and all of its glorious nature are now on permanent display at the Heritage Museum.

June 23rd

Animal control officer placed on leave

June 23, 2015

A Big Spring animal control officer has been suspended from duty pending an investigation into possible animal cruelty charges.

Michael Arista has been placed on administrative leave from Big Spring Police Department’s animal control department pending the outcome of a “criminal and internal administrative investigation,” a BSPD news release stated.

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

Funtastic Fourth this weekend

June 23, 2015

This weekend is going to be full of people dancing in the streets at the Funtastic Fourth celebration in downtown Big Spring.

The itinerary is long and full of good-time activities for every member of the family, officials promise.

The opening ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with Highway Run singing the National Anthem.

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

June 22nd

Council to tackle budget workshop

June 22, 2015

Big Spring City Council members will get their first look at the proposed FY 2015-16 city budget when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

City Manager Todd Darden and staff have been working on budget details for the past several weeks; Tuesday will be the council’s first opportunity to see the proposal in full and give feedback.

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

June 20th

Big Spring Mayor faces $1 million lawsuit

June 20, 2015

A lawsuit has been filed against Big Spring Mayor Larry McLellan over an automobile/pedestrian accident which occurred in October 2014, according to a report by KOSA-TV.
On Oct. 20, 2014, Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the intersection of 11th and Scurry shortly after 6 p.m. in reference to a pedestrian-vehicle accident.

For more details, see Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald

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