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February 15th, 2014

City, county offices closed for holiday Monday

February 15, 2014

The city of Big Spring will close all offices Monday, including the landfill and compost facility. Trash will not be collected Monday but emergency services (police, fire and EMS) will be staffed as normal. Emergency Utilities Department will also continue and can be contacted at 264-2392.

Howard County will also close all offices, including the courthouse and public library. The sheriff's office and county detention center will be staffed.

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

February 14th

Wigington formally seated as BSISD superintendent

February 14, 2014

Chris Wigington received an official nod from Big Spring Independent School District trustees to take over as superintendent of schools, receiving a two-and-a-half-year contract beginning Feb. 13 and running through June 2016 at a salary of $140,000 per year.

He was named as the lone finalist for the position in January and has served in the district for four years, three of those years as the secondary curriculum director and since August as the interim superintendent. He takes over a low-performing district that is under the watchful eye of the Texas Education Agency.

'Most wanted' fugitive captured

February 14, 2014

Cross a name off the “most wanted” list.

Anthony Lee Evans, who was only recently placed on the Texas Department of Public Safety's Most Wanted Fugitives' List, was apprehended without incident Thursday evening, Big Spring police officials said.

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

February 13th

Local man on DPS most wanted list

February 13, 2014

Anthony Lee Evans, who law enforcement agents say has ties to Big Spring, has been placed on the Texas Department of Public Safety Most Wanted Fugitives list.

According to the DPS, the 33-year-old Evans is a member of the Bloods gang and has a criminal history dating back to 1999, including arrests for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of a vehicle and forgery of a financial instrument.

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

Symphony Guild fundraiser Saturday

February 13, 2014

It's not too late to obtain tickets to the Symphony Guild's “Music to My Heart” Valentine Brunch and 20's Fashion Show. The annual event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 810 Scurry. Tickets are $15 each.

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

February 12th

Council adopts tougher parking ordinance

February 12, 2014

Front lawns will not be acceptable parking spots for cars in the very near future.

Delivering on a promise to toughen up the city’s parking ordinances, the Big Spring City Council approved the first reading of a new law calling for more expensive fines and fewer exceptions for residents parking their cars in the front yard.

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

Council sets up enterprise fund to isolate various sanitation issues

February 12, 2014

Big Spring residents will soon have a clearer picture of just how much money is being spent on trash collection and other sanitation issues.

The Big Spring City Council Tuesday approved creation of a landfill/sanitation enterprise fund to give city officials and residents alike a more accurate accounting on just how much money is being spent to pick up trash and address growing landfill concerns.

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

Chase Results in One Arrest Tuesday

February 12, 2014

Law Enforcement arrest one suspect in chase Tuesday. Three remain at large.

February 11th

County to eye private road work

February 11, 2014

At first glance, it seems almost counter-intuitive — who wants more work?

Howard County Commissioners indicated Monday they are open to the idea of placing more roads under their maintenance umbrella, but there’s several steps that have to be taken before that becomes reality.

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

BSHS choir wraps up memorable weekend

February 11, 2014

Call it the end of one exceptional weekend for Big Spring High School choir students.

Please excuse them if they are a little weary this week after their Friday night limo ride to Midland before performing on stage in front of thousands with a famous rock band, then heading to south the next morning to San Angelo for competition.

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

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