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Volunteer firefighters douse pipeline fire

January 31, 2015

No injuries were reported in a gas pipeline fire Friday morning which was quickly contained by Howard County Volunteer firefighters.

According to Volunteer Chief Tommy Sullivan, the call came in about 10 a.m. of a gas pipeline fire about a mile from County Road 2599.

“A contractor was cutting a T-line into a gas line,” Sullivan said. “I don’t think there was good communication (with the owners of the pipeline) and he didn’t know the line was charged.”

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

January 30th

1 dead in Thursday shooting

January 30, 2015

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in east Big Spring Thursday night.

Big Spring Police Department officers responded to the 1000 block of Stadium shortly after 8 p.m. in reference to a “shots fired” call.

“On arrival, officers found a male subject with a single gunshot wound to the chest,” a BSPD news release stated. “The victim was sitting in a vehicle in the driveway of 1011 Stadium."

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

Cook off to benefit WTC fund

January 30, 2015

The weather maybe a little chilly Saturday, but at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles lodge the atmosphere is going to be hot.

The 13th Annual Eagles Chili Cook Off will be held this Saturday at the Eagles lodge with funds benefiting the West Texas Center’s Children in Need Fund.

The fund was established in 2001 and assists with the financial needs of children receiving mental health services from West Texas Centers, officials said.

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

January 29th

Study: City trash service adequate for now

January 29, 2015

The city of Big Spring has enough drivers, vehicles and routes to adequately provide trash collection service to the community, at least for now.

Preliminary results of a months-long study on trash collection commissioned by the city are in, and they show the city has enough assets in place now to provide once-a-week trash pickup for city residents.

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

January 28th

Corwin, Brorman honored at chamber banquet

January 28, 2015

Speechless would be the best way to describe the reaction of both recipients of the Big Spring Area Chamber Man and Woman of the Year announced Tuesday night during the annual chamber banquet.

“I am like her, I don’t know what to say,” said 2015 Man of the Year, Tommy Corwin, referring to the statement made by the previously announced 2015 Woman of the Year recipient Christy Brorman.

Municipal candidate filing period opens

January 28, 2015

Election season has officially begun.

Today is the first day people can file candidacy for one of three Big Spring City Council positions up for election this year.

Voters in three districts — District 2, currently held by Carmen Harbour, District 4, represented by Bobby McDonald and District 6, where Marvin Boyd is the incumbent — will elect city representatives on May 9.

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

January 27th

College officials tout new SimDental Center

January 27, 2015

Thanks to a gift from a long-time benefactor, Howard College officials say they have a dental hygiene program that’s second to none.

The college unveiled its F. Marie Hall SimDental Center, which essentially replaces nervous, fidgety human patients with compliant, computerized simulations, to much fanfare Monday morning.

Speaking of fanfare, officials directed plenty at Hall, who has lent her largesse several times to the college in the past, helping to finance projects such as the arts center which bears her family’s name.

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

January 26th

Election on city council agenda

January 26, 2015

Big Spring’s City Council is expected to approve establishing May 9 as the date for this year’s municipal elections when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

Three council seats will be up for election this year — District 2, currently held by Carmen Harbour, District 4, held by Bobby McDonald and District 6, in which Marvin Boyd is the incumbent. None of the three have indicated whether they will seek re-election.

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

Police probe Friday shooting

January 26, 2015

Big Spring police are investigating a Friday night shooting that left a local teenager in serious condition.

Police responded to 1606 Kentucky at about 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to a shooting, a BSPD news release stated.

The initial report from the victim, prior to her transfer to Lubbock, indicated that she accidentally shot herself while handling a handgun.

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

January 24th

Commissioners to hear plan to rename stretch of I-20

January 24, 2015

Howard County commissioners will hear from an area law enforcement official who wants to rename a stretch of Interstate 20 after two fallen state troopers when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the county courthouse’s third floor courtroom.

Charles Hall, a constable from Midland, is garnering support to rename a portion of I-20 east of Salem Road after former Department of Public Safety Troopers Troy Hogue and Jimmy Parks, Big Spring residents who were killed in the line of duty.

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

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