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February 10th, 2015

CORRECTION

February 10, 2015

In Monday's City Council story, it was reported that the council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The correct time for the meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Herald regrets the error.

February 9th

Weeds along Main Street get the boot

February 9, 2015

Weeds parked in the Main Street medians located in downtown Big Spring received their eviction notice last week. Now they are composting in the Big Spring landfill.

Members of Keep Big Spring Beautiful (KBSB) along with some employees of Superod, a fiberglass sucker rod manufacturer, were out late last week with shovels and hoes forcibly removing the unwanted house guests in an effort to beutify the area.

City council to search for new city attorney

February 9, 2015

Big Spring City Council members will take steps toward finding a new city attorney when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth.

The council will hold an executive session to discuss a possible replacement for Linda Sjogren.

Sjogren, who has held the position for the past several years, announced her retirement effective the first of the year. In her absence, Kaye Edwards has filled the post on an interim basis.

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

February 7th

Murder trial convenes Monday

February 7, 2015

Jury selection will be held Monday in the murder trial of Sean Thomas Smith, accused in the 2013 shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero.

Testimony in the trial, which will be heard before Judge Timothy Yeats in 118th District Court, is expected to begin Tuesday.

Smith, of Stanton, is accused of killing Guerrero in the early morning hours of Oct. 14, 2013.

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

Tractor-trailer rig slams into Coahoma building; 1 injured

February 7, 2015

The driver of a freightliner truck towing two FedEX ground trailers was injured after veering off Interstate 20 and crashing into a building in Coahoma Friday afternoon.

Luke Earle Swingle, 30, of Vista, Calif., was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries, according to DPS officials. His passenger, Scott Earle Swingle, also of Vista, was not injured in the accident.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the accident.

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

February 6th

1 teen wounded, another arrested in Thursday shooting

February 6, 2015

A Facebook argument apparantently turned violent for a pair of local teenagers Thursday.

One Big Spring teen is recovering in a Lubbock hospital and another is in custody following a Thursday morning shooting incident.

Answering a “shots fired” call, Big Spring Police Department officers responded to 1610 Oriole St. shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. There, they found a 16-year-old male subject inside the residence suffering from gunshot wounds to the right hand and left arm.

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

Symphony in concert Saturday

February 6, 2015

Love is in the air — and in the orchestra.

The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will present the third subscription concert of the 2014-2015 concert on Saturday. Close to Valentine’s Day, the Symphony will perform works about love and romance.

Also featured will be 12-year old violin prodigy Elizabeth Aoki.

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

February 5th

Senior Center moving

February 5, 2015

The Big Spring Senior Center will be pulling up stakes within the next few months.
City Manager Todd Darden confirmed Wednesday that the senior center’s operations will move from its current home on Simler Drive to the Dora Roberts Community Center in Comanche Trail Park. For more information-see today's Big Spring Herald.

CMT sign-ups continue

February 5, 2015

Sign ups for the Children’s Miracle Theater for the Arts young performers session will continue through next Tuesday.
A non profit, Christian-based program, the purpose of the Children's Miracle Theater is to provide opportunities for children age six to 11 to experience the theater arts, said Sharon Rich, president. The group is not affiliated with any church. For more information, call Rich at 432-517-0723.

Blood drive scheduled for Friday

February 5, 2015

In response to an urgent need for O-Negative blood the city of Big Spring will host a community blood drive Friday.
O Negative is the universal blood type and can be safely transfused into anyone. This is especially important in an emergency situation when there is no time to perform a blood type test. All blood types are welcome.
The blood drive is schedule from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. inside the City Council Chambers, 310 Nolan. Stacie King is coordinating the City of Big Spring blood drive and urges donors to call her at 264-2347 for an appointment.

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