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August 18th, 2014

Raises, landfill, CPS fees top county projects

August 18, 2014

Howard County commissioners are leaning toward a new budget that features pay raises for all employees, $500,000 for the county's share of landfill costs and a sharp increase in attorney fees for Child Protective Services cases.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

August 16th

Water, sanitation rates rise under proposed city budget

August 16, 2014

Water and sanitation fees for local residents would increase under the city of Big Spring’s proposed budget for FY 2015.

City Manager Todd Darden and his staff have recommended a budget that includes a 6 percent increase in water bills and a $3.60 monthly hike in sanitation fees for residential customers.

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

College tax rate draws no comment from public

August 16, 2014

A public hearing over the proposed 2015 tax rate for Howard College drew no interest from the community Friday.

This is the first of two required hearings Howard College trustees are required to have before final adoption of the new rate of 17.3457 cents per $100 valuation. That is a 3-cent decrease from last year, but college officials hope to bring in about $400,000 more in tax revenue.

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

August 15th

Zubiate gets 12-year term in prison

August 15, 2014

A 118th District Court jury on Thursday sentenced Leroy Zubiate to 12 years in prison for shooting and seriously wounding a Big Spring man late last year.

The jury assessed the sentence after finding Zubiate guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the Nov. 27 shooting of Juan Diaz.

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

State ratings, proposed budget get look from board

August 15, 2014

Officials with the Big Spring Independent School District may not feel comfortable about whistling “Blue Skies” around campus yet, but the newest round of state accountability ratings are giving them a little more confidence that district academics is improving.

“I always say we didn’t get to where we are overnight,” Superintendent Chris Wigington said during the board of trustees meeting Thursday. “I know our teachers are doing a great job, our principals are doing a great job, the curriculum department and everybody. They are working hard, and we are heading into the right direction."

August 14th

PD investigates armed robbery at Advantage Inn

August 14, 2014

Big Spring police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed Advantage Inn at gunpoint early this morning.

Around 4 a.m. today, police were advised a black male wearing a black hoodie entered the office of the hotel, located at 804 W. Interstate 20, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

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

Zubiate trial resumes today

August 14, 2014

Testimony resumed Thursday in 118th District Court in the trial of Leroy Zubiate, who is accused of shooting and seriously wounding a Big Spring man last November.

Zubiate, a 30-year-old New Mexico native, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting, which occurred Nov. 27 in east Big Spring.

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

August 13th

Suspects in Rios murder in custody

August 13, 2014

The suspects in the murder of a Big Spring man are in police custody after being on the run for two weeks.

According to Lubbock police, 21-year-old Mayra J. Caraveo was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Marshals in Hobbs, N.M., in connection with the Aug. 30 stabbing death of 18-year-old Fabian Rios in Lubbock. A second subject, 18-year-old Noel Serrano surrendered to U.S. Marshals in Lubbock Tuesday evening, according to Lubbock PD. Caraveo was in the Lea County Jail awaiting transfer to Lubbock this morning. Serrano was still in the Lubbock County jail as of press time.

City to sell water to firms working on reliever route

August 13, 2014

Big Spring will have a small, extra source of revenue for the next couple of years.

During their Tuesday meeting, City Council members approved a plan to sell city-owned well water to construction firms working on the U.S. 87 reliever route.

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

August 12th

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August 12, 2014

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