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June 26th, 2014

Electrical short sparks blaze at mobile home

June 26, 2014

A Howard County man lost his mobile home after an apparent electrical shortage sparked a fast-moving, early morning fire.

Firefighters responded to a call shortly after midnight Wednesday morning of a fire at a residence on South Anderson Road, said Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan.

“Through the investigation, we think the fire was most likely caused by an electrical shortage,” Sullivan said.

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

June 25th

Council members ponder ‘wish lists’ for fiscal year

June 25, 2014

Big Spring City Council members shared their wish lists for the upcoming budget cycle Tuesday and, not surprisingly, infrastructure improvements were at or near the top of everybody’s agendas.

Toward the end of their Tuesday meeting, council members were granted the opportunity to discuss their budget priorities for the coming fiscal year and they talked about a wide variety of subjects, including beautification, traffic safety and improving the quality of life for local residents.

Lawsuit puts roadwork on hold for now

June 25, 2014

Plans to use state money to help upgrade Howard County roads are proceeding, albeit at a much slower pace than officials anticipated.

The county is eligible for almost $4 million in grant money from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for use in rehabilitating roads adversely effected by heavy oilfield traffic.

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

June 24th

Wind farm major topic for HC board

June 24, 2014

Representatives for Invenergy LLC. met with the Howard College board of trustees Monday to discuss the company’s new wind energy project and touched on the possibility of requesting a tax abatement.

“They have not made a proposal (for tax abatement) at this time,” said Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president. “They were in town and wanted to tell us about the project.”

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

Corvettes make Big Spring stop

June 24, 2014

A long line of Corvettes graced the north face of the Hotel Settles early today.

Lone Star Corvette Club members, out of Dallas /Fort Worth, made the Hotel Settles one of their stops on a five-day tour of Texas’ historic hotels.

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

June 23rd

Texas Plains Trail board meets at Hotel Settles

June 23, 2014

Members traveled from as far as Canadian Texas, located snugly in the Panhandle of Texas, to Big Spring — brought together by their love of history and their community heritage.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the entire article.

OTC holds meet and greet

June 23, 2014

Educating citizens about their right to bear arms was the purpose of a “meet and greet” held by Open Carry Texas at the Heart of the City Park Saturday.

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

June 21st

House total loss after Friday fire

June 21, 2014

An attempt to smoke out bees in the attic of a west Big Spring home backfired horribly for a local family Friday afternoon, as their house soon became consumed with flames.

No injuries were reported, but the home, located on the 800 block of San Antonio, was a total loss, officials said.

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

Coahoma ISD dealing with enrollment boom

June 21, 2014

COAHOMA — It's probably not because of all the recent rain, but Coahoma schools have yielded a bumper crop of elementary students in the last few years.

An increase in enrollment at the elementary prompted trustees with the Coahoma Independent School District to approve the addition of two new teaching positions at their June meeting held Tuesday.

“Our elementary school has grown quite a bit,” said CISD Superintendent Dr. Amy Jacobs. “We had a grade level that we needed to create an addition classroom.”

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

June 19th

Guzman indicted on murder charge

June 19, 2014

Tuesday, a Lubbock grand jury indicted a man on a murder charge who allegedly killed his wife in Lubbock and dumped her body in Big Spring.

According to court documents, Epifano Guzman, 44, has admitted to strangling his wife, Rachel Guzman, to death during an argument in their Lubbock County residence. The argument stemmed over a pending indecency with a child charge he was facing in Big Spring, he told investigators.

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

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