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August 14th, 2014

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

No highjacking; Bricker unarmed, authorities say

August 12, 2014

While many facts about what happened during Saturday night’s fatal shooting of a Big Spring man have not been released, Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker took a few minutes Monday to explain some of the things that didn’t occur.

Attempting to clear the air of rumors surrounding the fatal shooting of Bobby Gene Bricker, Parker released some preliminary findings during a Monday news conference at the county law enforcement center.

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

New school year may mean increase in need for CASA

August 12, 2014

As summer vacation winds down, the month of August brings the coming of a new school year for many children. Unfortunately, the start of a new academic year can also lead to more child abuse or neglect reports as teachers, staff and other parents notice signs of harm that children suffered over the summer.

August 11th

McCamey main jailed on murder charge

August 11, 2014

A man who allegedly shot and killed a Big Spring resident he said had stolen his mother’s vehicle has been charged with murder.

James Keck, 24, of McCamey, was arrested following Saturday’s fatal shooting of Bobby Gene Bricker, authorities said.

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

Taxes top city agenda

August 11, 2014

Big Spring’s city council will take another step toward firming up a tax rate for the new fiscal year when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

At last week’s budget work session, staff proposed a new tax rate of 86.6 cents per $100 valuation, which is almost identical to the rate the city levied under the current budget. Because of a big jump in property valuations, however, the new rate is expected to bring in $826,000 in additional revenue in the next fiscal year.

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

Budget tops Forsan ISD agenda

August 11, 2014

FORSAN — It's crunch time for trustees with the Forsan Independent School District — number crunching time that is.

Board members will meet at 7 p.m. Monday to pour over numbers in the proposed budget and 2015 tax rate.

According to FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson, who was still hammering out the details Friday, officials expect to deliver a tight but balanced budget to trustees based on the same maintenance and operation rate of $1.04 per $100 per valuation. Johnson said he didn't have a figure yet for the district's debt service rate but expected it to be less than last year.

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