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May 28th, 2015

Police investigate fatal shooting

May 28, 2015

A 30-year-old man was shot to death late Wednesday night outside a Big Spring restaurant.

According to a Big Spring Police news release, police officers found Freddie Ramos dead after responding to several reports of shots fired around 9:59 p.m. outside the Spanish Inn restaurant located in the 300 block of N. Scurry St.

“Several witnesses said they all observed the suspects enter a silver in color passenger car and speed away following the shooting,” said Police Sgt. Tony Everett in the news release.

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

Coahoma HS commencement tonight

May 28, 2015

Kelli Schaedel and Rylie Jacobs are the top students for the 2015 Coahoma High School graduating class.

Schaedel, the daughter of Kenneth and Karen Schaedel, is the class valedictorian. She has been the highest ranking student in her class all four years in high school. She is senior class vice president, a three year member of the National Honor Society and a student council officer for three years.

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

BSHS to graduate class of 2015

May 28, 2015

Tyler Bryan and Stevi Ward are the 2015 Big Spring High School graduation class valedictorian and salutatorian respectively.

Bryan is the son of Larry and Susan Bryan. Bryan has been a member of the National Honor Society where he served as president this year, competed in UIL academics was was the 2015 district champion in both science and math. He is an active band member serving on the drum line for four years and has been a member of two state qualifying ensemble groups.

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

May 27th

College music dept. offers season ticket package

May 27, 2015

Call it a bargain.
The Howard College Music program is offering for the first time ever a season ticket allowing a person to gain entrance to all of its performances including guest solo recitals, chamber concerts and more.
The 2015-2016 season is expected to feature from 15 to 20 concerts from up and coming professional musicians brought in by Dan Kiley, HC music director and Ethan P. Wills, music instructor, who both are graduates of the University of North Texas.

For the complete story, read today's Big Spring Herald.

Uninsured cars subject to impound

May 27, 2015

The Big Spring City Council wants to make it harder for uninsured motorists to drive around town.
During their Tuesday meeting, council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance which will allow law enforcement officials to impound uninsured motor vehicles, and to make it expensive for motorists to get those vehicles back on the road.

For the complete story, read today's issue of the Big Spring Herald.

May 26th

Storm brings, hail, flash flooding to Big Spring

May 26, 2015

Monday was a day of extremes.

Crossroads residents woke up to hail and a downpour of rain, which caused flooding throughout the city of Big Spring, but by mid-morning, residents were greeted with blue, sunny skies.

A storm system rolled in early Monday morning dropping about 1.42 inches of rain along with hail at times at the Big Spring Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Midland. Another rain collection site five miles northeast of Big Spring received 2.55 inches of rain, the National Weather Service reports.

May 25th

Splash In to kick start summer Saturday

May 25, 2015

Pull out the swim suits, summer is almost here.

The annual City of Big Spring Splash In is set for Saturday and will officially open the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center for the summer.

“Admission is free for this day only,” said Hayley Lewis, tourism coordinator. “This year, the first 600 people will be admitted at 1 p.m., and will be allowed to stay until 3 p.m. There will be a 30 minute break while the occupants leave and a second round of 600 people will be admitted. We will close the center at 5:30 p.m.”

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

Council to weigh impound option

May 25, 2015

Car owners without insurance may lose more than a few bucks if they get pulled over in the near future — they may temporarily lose their cars, also.

Big Spring’s city council will consider a new ordinance allowing police to impound uninsured vehicles stopped for alleged violations when it convenes at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth.

The proposed ordinance also would affect uninsured vehicles involved in traffic accidents, city officials said.

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

May 23rd

Memorial Day ceremony Monday honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our county

May 23, 2015

On Saturday, the Boy Scouts of the Buffalo Trail Council were out placing miniature American flags on U.S. veterans graves in the Trinity Memorial Park in preparation of Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony.
On Monday, Trinity Memorial Park and Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral home will hosting the 32nd annual Howard County Memorial Day Ceremony. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. and the park is located 5 miles south of Big Spring on Highway 87. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Read more in Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

May 22nd

Protest rally takes aim at high property valuations

May 22, 2015

When 81-year-old Rosa Lopez received the property appraisal on her home at 508 N. Father Delaney St., it was just one more piece of bad news in a string of setbacks.

Lopez was one of around 75 people by noon Thursday walking in a picket line in front of the Howard County Appraisal Office protesting a hike in property values across the county.

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

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