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July 17th, 2014

Commission: Reliever route a priority

July 17, 2014

The Texas Transportation Commission released a statement Wednesday identifying the U.S. 87 Big Spring bypass one of the priority projects in West Texas.

The statement identifies the U.S. 87 Big Spring Bypass in Howard County and the Lamesa Southern Cross Connector from SH 349 to U.S. 87 in Dawson County as “projects, which are located on the Ports to Plains Corridor, will address downtown congestion and improve mobility.”

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

July 16th

Big Spring woman killed in pedestrian vehicle accident

July 16, 2014

A Big Spring woman died Tuesday afternoon from injuries received in a pedestrian/vehicle accident in Midland.

Officials said Barbara Hall, 62, was hit by a pickup in the parking lot of Midland Memorial Hospital around noon Tuesday, and was pronounced dead at the hospital later in the day.

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

Relay wrap-up features $10,000 donation

July 16, 2014

Call it a bittersweet moment.

Relay For Life committee members accepted a $10,000 donation in memory of one of their own Tuesday night during the group's annual wrap-up meeting.

In an emotional moment, Doug Lykken, the husband of the late Marcy Lykken, presented the $10,000 donation to the organization his wife gave so much time and effort to help succeed.

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

July 15th

Competitors ready to glide into Big Spring

July 15, 2014

“Strongest, smoothest, most consistent conditions of all the major U.S. competitions. Air conditioned pilot lounge, hangar, paved runways, ice cream, water and all facilities.”

That’s how the U.S. Hang Gliding Para Gliding Association (USHPA) describes Big Spring on its website.

According to Airpark Director Jim Little, more than 60 competitors have registered for this year’s event, to be held Aug. 3 to 9, surpassing previous years

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

Farmer’s Market vendors welcome

July 15, 2014

Call it a retro idea or the hard copy of the digital version.

Vendors can still sign up to participate in the Elbow Creek Hay & Feed Farmer’s Market which is the physical spin-off of the fledgling, original on-line version — elbowcreek.locallygrown.net.

“We had a lot of interest from our customers to have a more traditional Farmer’s Market,” said Nancy Raney, who co-owns Elbow Creek Hay & Feed with her husband Hugh. “Since opening the feed store, I’ve seen quite a lot of interest in eating healthy, locally grown foods.

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

July 14th

1 killed, three injured in rollover

July 14, 2014

An early Sunday morning crash claimed the life of a Big Spring girl.

Fifteen-year-old Shelly Lopez was killed and three others were hospitalized as the result of injuries received in a one-vehicle rollover shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of East Fourth St.

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

KBSB urges residents to go native while planting

July 14, 2014

If you plant it, will it grow?

That is a question members of Keep Big Spring Beautiful can answer after creating a native and adaptive plant demonstration garden at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

“We hope people will visit it and see what plants will work,” said Jan Hansen, of KBBB who co-chaired the project along with Willia Ledford. “Hopefully, they will go home and start supplementing these water wise plants for other plants and grasses that use more water since we are being prohibited on our water usage in this area.”

July 12th

Fireworks start grass fire, officials say

July 12, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon that threatened some residential houses was caused by children playing with fireworks, according to Big Spring Fire Department officials.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

Council caps water service out of city limits

July 12, 2014

The city of Big Spring is limiting the number of customers living outside the city limits who receive water service.
During their Tuesday meeting, the city council approved an ordinance that effectively put a cap on the number of residents outside Big Spring's city limits who receive water from municipal sources.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

July 11th

Reliever route gets funding

July 11, 2014

Officials for the Ports to Plains Alliance announced Thursday funding for the northern portion of the Highway 87 reliever route has been secured, a step many people thought would not happen for decades.

“This is huge,” said Gloria McDonald, a member of the Ports to Plains Alliance. “We didn’t think we would get the northern portion for probably 20 years or if ever because we weren’t sure funding was going to be available.”

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

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