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February 3rd, 2015

Gas prices halt slide, inch upward

February 3, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.85 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.05 a gallon, according to gasoline price website

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

100 and counting: Centarian marks milestone

February 3, 2015

At 100 years old, Mary Berry continues to exude elegance and beauty whenever she enters a room.

Truthfully, she didn’t hit the century mark until today but that little technicality didn’t dampen any of the festivities, smiles and well wishes of her family and friend as they gathered Saturday in the Parkview Nursing Home dining room to celebrate.

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

February 2nd

Herald Editor McClellan dies

February 2, 2015

It is with a heavy heart the Big Spring Herald announces the death of Managing Editor Bill McClellan.

McClellan, 63, died Sunday morning in a San Antonio area hospital following a severe illness.

“We are all shocked and saddened by the news of Bill’s death,” said Rick Nunez, general manager of the Herald. “Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. Bill was not only an integral member of this staff, he was also a wonderful and generous person, well-liked by his co-workers. He will be missed.”

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

City to host blood drive

February 2, 2015

In response to an urgent need for O-Negative blood, the city of Big Spring will host a community blood drive Friday.

O Negative is the universal blood type and can be safely transfused into anyone. This is especially important in an emergency situation when there is no time to perform a blood type test. All blood types are welcome.

The blood drive is schedule from 11 a.m to 3 .m. inside the City Council Chambers, 307 E. Fourth.

January 31st

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.

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