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March 18th, 2015

SWCID approaches milestone

March 18, 2015

This year, in April, the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) will celebrate its 35th anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, and to raise awareness for the school, there will be a “SCWIDFEST” with lots of free activities so that people of the community have a chance to explore the campus and bond with the faculty and students.

This year’s theme is “Hand in hand: bringing communities together.”

Carnival to provide trial run of sorts for upcoming county fair

March 18, 2015

The carnival is coming to town and hoping to make a very good impression on the public.

Bennett’s Amusements, a New Mexico-based, family-owned company, will be open for business Thursday through Sunday at the Howard County Fair Barns.

It’s a sort of try-me-out-for-size affair for both Bennett’s Amusements and the Howard County Fair Association, which is hosting the four-day event.

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

March 17th

Rescued dogs heading to Kansas City shelter

March 17, 2015

More than 40 rescued dogs are taking a road trip.

On Monday, the Yellow Rose Animal Rescue Group in Big Spring secured 14 puppies and dogs from the city of Big Spring’s Animal Control pens. These dogs and puppies and others at Yellow Rose are being shipped off to Kansas City, Mo.

A group online heard about the Big Spring overpopulation at the pound, as well as Yellow Rose’s struggle to save them all, and offered to help take them in and find them homes.

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

One dead in Glasscock County accident

March 17, 2015

A 27-year-old San Angelo man is dead after a two-vehicle accident in Glasscock County Monday morning in which one vehicle was engulfed in flames.

According to DPS officials, Juan L. Ocon of San Angelo was pronounced dead by Glasscock County Justice of the Peace Kay Machicek at the scene which was on state highway 158 approximately 14 miles west of Garden City.

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

Arrest made in Cervantes murder

March 17, 2015

A 28-year-old man arrested on a charge of murdering Roy Cervantes remains at the Howard County Jail this morning.

Fabian Carpenter was arrested on Sunday in Fort Worth on a warrant for murder, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker. He was arrested without incident.

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

March 16th

Local woman arrested in connection with convenience store theft

March 16, 2015

An employee of a west side Big Spring convenience store was arrested for her alleged role in a theft at the store Saturday.

Big Spring police responded to a theft complaint to the Star Stop convenience store at 800 E. Interstate 20 early Saturday.

Following up on information received that day, officers identified Krystal Henderson, 29, as a suspect in the theft. She was later located at the Budget Inn Hotel on West Highway 80.

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

Gasoline prices dip slightly

March 16, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.23 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.43 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Texas during the past week, prices Sunday were $1.04 per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 14.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

March 14th

Sexual abuse of a child charges

March 14, 2015

A Big Spring ISD employee has been put on administrative leave after he was arrested this week on a charge of sexual abuse of a child.
Clay Allan Gamble, 48, was arrested by Big Spring Police Monday on an Arlington, Texas warrant for continuous sexual abuse of a child: victim under 14 years of age.

See more on this story in Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Early morning robbery

March 14, 2015

Big Spring Police are seeking information on an early morning robbery occurring in the Walmart parking lot Friday.
According to Big Spring Police Sgt. Tony Everett, officers responded to a call at 3:11 a.m. of a robbery taking place in the parking lot of Walmart.

See more on this story in the Sunday edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Big Spring native and long-time educator to be honor at State Captiol Wednesday

March 14, 2015

Long-time educator and Big Spring native Santos L. Lujan Jr. will be honored by the Texas House of Representatives at the state capitol Wednesday.
Representative Ryan Guillen, District 13 representative in the Rio Grand Valley area, introduced the House resolution and will perform the honors along with Speaker of the Houses Joe Strauss.

Read more in Sunday's Edition of the Big Spring Herald.

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