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February 12th, 2015

Murder trial nears conclusion

February 12, 2015

Closing arguments and jury deliberations are expected today in the murder trial of Sean Thomas Smith in 118th District Court.

Smith, of Stanton, stands accused of murder in the Oct. 14, 2013, shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero of Big Spring.

Both the prosecution and defense rested their cases Wednesday.

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

Gas prices climbing

February 12, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 13.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99 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 12.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.17 a galloon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

February 11th

Clarification

February 11, 2015

The Big Spring Herald has been made aware of a person contacting area businesses selling ads for a community relocation guide. This representative and publication is not associated with the Big Spring Herald. Also the Herald wants to make clear this publication is not in anyway associated with the Herald's annual Community Guide.

Testimony continues in murder trial

February 11, 2015

The prosecution was expected to continue its case against Sean Thomas Smith when testimony resumed this morning in 118th District Court.

Smith, of Stanton, stands accused of murder in the Oct. 14, 2013, shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero of Big Spring.

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

2 arrested following high-speed chase

February 11, 2015

Two people led Howard County law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit through Big Spring Tuesday afternoon before abandoning their car to flee on foot and eventual captured by police.

February 10th

Bill Crooker dead at 91

February 10, 2015

William B. “Bill” Crooker is being remembered today as a man of wisdom and a visionary who was tireless in his efforts to help Howard County.

Long-time Howard County Commissioner Crooker died Monday at his home in Big Spring. He was 91.

CORRECTION

February 10, 2015

In Monday's City Council story, it was reported that the council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The correct time for the meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Herald regrets the error.

February 9th

Weeds along Main Street get the boot

February 9, 2015

Weeds parked in the Main Street medians located in downtown Big Spring received their eviction notice last week. Now they are composting in the Big Spring landfill.

Members of Keep Big Spring Beautiful (KBSB) along with some employees of Superod, a fiberglass sucker rod manufacturer, were out late last week with shovels and hoes forcibly removing the unwanted house guests in an effort to beutify the area.

City council to search for new city attorney

February 9, 2015

Big Spring City Council members will take steps toward finding a new city attorney when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth.

The council will hold an executive session to discuss a possible replacement for Linda Sjogren.

Sjogren, who has held the position for the past several years, announced her retirement effective the first of the year. In her absence, Kaye Edwards has filled the post on an interim basis.

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

February 7th

Murder trial convenes Monday

February 7, 2015

Jury selection will be held Monday in the murder trial of Sean Thomas Smith, accused in the 2013 shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero.

Testimony in the trial, which will be heard before Judge Timothy Yeats in 118th District Court, is expected to begin Tuesday.

Smith, of Stanton, is accused of killing Guerrero in the early morning hours of Oct. 14, 2013.

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

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