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July 18th, 2014

Woman left for dead; suspect sought

July 18, 2014

An elderly Big Spring woman was robbed, sexually assaulted, stabbed and left for dead on the side of a road early Thursday morning.

Big Spring police and Texas Rangers are looking for the suspect, described only as a 5-foot, 7-inch to 6-foot Hispanic male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt at the time.

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

BSISD trustees set tax rate for proposed budget

July 18, 2014

Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District set the tax rate at $1.4495 per $100 valuation Thursday night, keeping the rate relatively the same as last year.

That rate — which will not be formally adopted until August — breaks down to $1.1195 per $100 property valuation for maintenance and operation and 33 cents for debt service. A public hearing on the tax rate will be held in conjunction with the board’s regular August meeting on the 14th. Formal adoption of both the budget and tax rate will be held later that month on the 24th.

July 17th

Breaking News

July 17, 2014

Big Spring Police are searching for an Hispanic male who allegedly sexually assaulted an elderly female, stabbing her and leaving her on the side of a roadway early this morning in Howard County.

Video: Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

July 17, 2014

Video: Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

Forsan ISD: Safe rooms are back in

July 17, 2014

FORSAN — Safe rooms will be included in each of the classrooms of the new Forsan elementary campus as trustees for the Forsan Independent School District were able to find funds to add the rooms back into the project design.

“The safe rooms will be cinderblock rooms with a concrete lid on each one,” said FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson. “They are designed to help us whether we have active shooter drills or a tornado. We will have safe spots throughout the building to help protect the kids and staff.”

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

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.

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