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January 7th, 2015

Silver Wings Ball set for Saturday

January 7, 2015

Tickets are rapidly disappearing for the first black-tie event in Big Spring this year.

By Tuesday morning, only 40 tickets were left for the Silver Wings Ball, a semi-formal affair held annually to benefit the Hangar 25 Air Museum, according to Amber Stokes, museum director.

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

January 6th

Gas price plunge continues

January 6, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.97 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.19 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

AARP tax aid on tap

January 6, 2015

Although the infamous April 15 Tax Day is more than four months away, volunteers with the local AARP tax assistance program are already preparing for what maybe an interesting season.

This year is the first time the penalty for the Affordable Care Act kicks in. Taxpayers who did not have medical coverage in the past year will have to pay a penalty that may impact their tax refund. How it will is still a question.

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

January 5th

BSISD's Ferrell, 58, dies

January 5, 2015

Big Spring ISD administration and staff are morning the loss of one of their own today.

Daniel A. “Danny” Ferrell, the district’s assistant superintendent, died Sunday night at a Martin County hospital after a short illness. Ferell has served the district since 2009.

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

January 3rd

Downed power line causes Forsan to go dark

January 3, 2015

The sun finally came out Saturday, but the immediate outlook was anything but bright for some Howard County residents.

Sunshine was a welcome sight to West Texas this morning after cold, wintery weather left freezing precipitation and streets slick and icy.

However, the cold front didn’t give up without a fight as freezing rain fell last night, adding more ice in the trees and on power lines. That caused a different kind of problem for area emergency personnel who had been busy responding to automobile wrecks the last few days.

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January 3, 2015

January 2nd

Weather to remain cold for now

January 2, 2015

The sun will come out, but not tomorrow.

According to the National Weather Service in Midland, residents may start to see some relief from the freezing rain and slick streets by mid-Saturday but near freezing weather is still expected to stick around for several days.

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

December 31st, 2014

Ice storm leaves frigid temps, hazardous roads in its wake

December 31, 2014

Baby, it’s cold outside — and don’t expect it to get any better for New Year’s Day.

According to the National Weather Service in Midland, the Crossroads area should see decreasing precipitation throughout the day with light, freezing raining and snow flurries. The temperature mostly likely will not rise above, or even reach, 25 degrees, so the chance of ice melting seems to be minimal.

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

What to do with your Christmas tree

December 31, 2014

Now that the last light is taken off and the last childhood ornament packed away, the question occurs of what to do with the mighty, barren green left in the middle of the living room.

On Tuesday, the city of Big Spring began accepting living Christmas trees at the landfill free of charge and will continue for one week only, through Tuesday, Jan. 6. No other trash will be accepted with the tree, a press release from the city states.

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

December 30th

Gas prices continue to fall

December 30, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05 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 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

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