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November 14th, 2014

College Basketball Top 25: #12 Texas

November 14, 2014

VIDEO: College Basketball Top 25: #12 Texas
Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis breaks down why the Texas Longhorns ranked #12 headed into the college basketball season.

November 13th

Festival of Lights prep under way

November 13, 2014

Preparations for the annual Festival of Lights are entering their final stages, organizers said.

The 18th annual Christmas season attraction, which draws thousands of visitors to Comanche Trail Park, will run from Dec. 15-31, longtime director Pat Simmons said.

But the attraction will get its unofficial start Thanksgiving evening, when the switches are thrown on several lighted poinsettias which will decorate the dam at Comanche Trail Lake. In addition to the poinsettias, a large U.S. flag will also adorn the dam.

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

St. Andrews Day Celebration set this weekend

November 13, 2014

Members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Big Spring are ready to open the doors for their annual St. Andrew’s Day Celebration.

The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary.

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

November 12th

Howard County honors its vets

November 12, 2014

Big Spring honored its military veterans with song and solemnity Tuesday.

Hundreds of area residents attended a patriotic ceremony marking Veteran’s Day at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

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

Arson suspected in Tuesday fire

November 12, 2014

Arson is suspected in a structure fire that took place eary on Veteran’s Day here.

At approximately 3:52 a.m. Tuesday, five units from the Big Spring Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire in the 1400 block of Stanford.

Units arrived to find a residence with flames visible on the front porch of the structure. The structure was occupied but no residents were present.

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

November 11th

Commissioners want to name route after Crooker

November 11, 2014

It’s official.

The Big Spring reliever route will be known forever more as the William B. (Bill) Crooker Truck Relief Route — at least if Howard County commissioners have their way.

“He was a Howard County commissioner here for a long time and was a charter member of the Ports to Plains. It’s only right and very appropriate since he was so instrumental in getting this done,” said County Judge Mark Barr.

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

e-waste collection set this weekend

November 11, 2014

Christmas is coming and it might be a good time to “upgrade” from that old computer, television or X-box. At the very least, you or a loved one will need a new keyboard and mouse, right?

That brings up the problem of what to do with those aging or breaking down hulks of metal and plastic you won’t want anymore. You’re in luck.

Keep Big Spring Beautiful and the city of Big Spring are sponsoring a weekend of e-waste collection which is open to anyone — individuals, schools, organizations, businesses — anyone.

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

November 10th

Romo, Cowboys top Jaguars

November 10, 2014

VIDEO: Romo, Cowboys top Jaguars
NFL on FOX recap the Cowboys' win.

November 8th

Grand jury presents murder indictment

November 8, 2014

James Keck, a McCamey man who allegedly shot and killed a man accused of stealing his mother’s truck in early August, was indicted on murder charges by a Howard County Grand Jury this week.

Keck, 25, faces a possible life term in prison if convicted of the first-degree killing of Bobby Gene Bricker Aug. 9.

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

Montgomery gins 1st bale of 2014 crop

November 8, 2014

The first bale of cotton in the county was ceremonially unveiled Thursday morning at the Howard County Courthouse.

“The cotton industry plays a big part in our community and these farmers are not only involved in their farms but also in their church or community organizations,” said Debbye ValVerde, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “We as the Chamber try to acknowledge their contribution to the community not only with our annual ag appreciation luncheon but also the first cotton bale presentation.”

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