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August 20th, 2014

Family Medical Center patient records hacked

August 20, 2014

Family Medical Center was among several healthcare operations nationwide that had patient information hacked by a cyber-criminal attack, hospital officials said.

Amanda Duforat, marketing director at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, said limited personal information — names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and social security numbers — belonging to “some” patients seen at Family Medical during the past five years was hacked during the cyber-attack, believed to be orchestrated by a group in China in April and June.

BSEDC discusses policies, possible raise, other items

August 20, 2014

After wrestling once again with “policies and procedures” and getting virtually nowhere, Economic Development Corporation board members moved on to other business Tuesday evening.

August 19th

2 injured in altercation

August 19, 2014

Big Spring police are investigating an early Sunday stabbing that occurred in the western section of town.

Joshua Pierce, 30, and John Sipes, 58, were both seriously injured in the incident, which happened around 1 a.m. Sunday in in the 1300 block of Park Street.

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

Gas prices continue downward slide

August 19, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.49/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

August 18th

Big 12

August 18, 2014

VIDEO: College Football Preview: Breaking down the Big 12

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Pete Thamel analyze the Big 12 entering the 2014 season.

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."

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