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July 16th, 2015

Volunteers to collect tips to benefit area Adopt A Military Hero program

July 16, 2015

Planning Christmas in July is one of the ways a local program hopes to help military personnel who are deployed over the holiday season.

The Howard County Adopt a Military Hero program will be carhopping for tips Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sonic on FM 700. This organization puts together 550 to 570 Christmas packages a year to ship to soldiers who are deployed during the holiday.

“It will cost us around $9,000 for the postage alone to ship the boxes,” said Joel Miller, member of the board of directors.

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

City seeks to rework airport agreement

July 16, 2015

There’s always the paperwork …

Big Spring city officials are trying to expand commercial opportunities out at McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark, but they have to make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed first.

When the federal government transferred the former Webb Air Force Base property to the city in the late 1970s, Big Spring was allowed to pretty much do what it wanted with the land, with certain exceptions.

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

July 15th

Jade Helm training exercise begins today

July 15, 2015

Operation Jade Helm, a training exercise involving thousands of U.S. military personnel in seven states — including this area — starts today. And it is very likely you’ll never notice it.

Jade Helm, which continues through Sept. 15, has been the source of much controversy thanks to claims in some quarters that this is just a cover for a hostile military takeover of conservative states such as Texas.

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

Forsan ISD unveils new campus

July 15, 2015

FORSAN — Tuesday evening was bragging time at Forsan Independent School District.

District officials were all smiles as they held an official ribbon cutting and provided public tours to show off the newly constructed multi-million dollar elementary school. An open house was held later that evening.

July 14th

Local man faces deadly conduct charges

July 14, 2015

A 48-year-old man was arrested Monday by Big Spring Police on a charge of deadly conduct after alleged domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Barnes Avenue.

According to a BSPD news release, Richard Dean Anderson was arrested after police officers responded to a shots fired call in the 2000 block of S. Monticello a little after 9 a.m. This block intersects the 1300 block of Barnes Avenue.

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

Youngster takes a stand against hunger

July 14, 2015

Once again, Logan Henry is fighting hunger — one glass of lemonade at a time.

Logan, who will be 9 years old Thursday, is the proprietor of Logan’s Lemonade Stand. He will be set up on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at 809 Scurry Street to raise funds for Isaiah 58. This is his third year of running his stand and he has started to become somewhat of a celebrity in certain circles — during a recent interview, a passer-by recognized him and asked if she could take a picture.

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

July 13th

Hang gliding to return to Big Spring

July 13, 2015

It is almost time, once again, for the Big Spring Hang Gliding Nationals.
The event will be taking place at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airport from Aug. 2 through Aug. 8.
Since 2001 hang gliders have been coming to Big Spring from all over.
Spectators may go to the terminal at the airport where there will be shaded seating to watch the event. Inside the terminal people will be able to find food and drinks for purchase and have access to restrooms.

Read the complete story in today's Big Spring Herald.

July 11th

Pair arrested on drug charges

July 11, 2015

More charges may be pending on two people arrested on drug charges Thursday by the Big Spring Police Department’s Narcotics Unit.

On Thursday about 10 a.m., the Big Spring Police Department’s Narcotics Unit and Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant at 1400 Princeton, according to a news release from the Big Spring PD.

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

DPS urges safe driving during latest campaign

July 11, 2015

According the the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), more than 5,000 traffic accident occurred in the Permian Basin in 2014 resulting in 429 fatalities.

With oil production expected to ramp up throughout the summer, TxDOT is promoting its “Be Safe, Drive Smart” in the Permian Basin region.

July 10th

A&M club auction Saturday

July 10, 2015

A few rounds of golf and then a spirited auction are in the works for the Howard County A&M Club this weekend. The 16th annual Jerry Forsythe golf scramble and auction will be taking place Saturday at the Big Spring Country Club.

“The golf tournament is $400 for a four-man team and will end around noon,” explains Chris Olson, president of the Howard County A&M Club. “Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. and then we will begin the auction at 7. You do not have to play golf to attend the auction and you do not have to attend the auction to play golf.”

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