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June 10th, 2014

Further review set for Big Spring VA

June 10, 2014

The West Texas VA Health Care System, headquartered in Big Spring, will receive further review as the result of an audit of all Veterans Health Administration facilities.

The audit, which studied various factors, including patient wait times for a variety of medical and mental health services at VA hospitals, concluded that Big Spring was among the VA facilities in need of further review.

Armed robbery draws scrutiny of local police

June 10, 2014

Big Spring police are investigating an armed robbery that took place shortly after 6 a.m.Monday.

Officers were called to Big A Shaved Ice at 1811 Gregg in reference to an aggravated robby. They discovered two employes at the business. One was outside smoking; the other was inside.

Witnesses said a male subject, black or Hispanic, came in the door armed with a handgun.

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

June 9th

Inmate sentenced; Castaneda to report June 20

June 9, 2014

ABILENE, Texas — A former correctional cfficer at Big Spring Correctional Center, Matthew Castaneda, 24, and an inmate, Ferdinand Trinidad, 45, have been sentenced for offenses related to contraband smuggling.

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Herald.

Prairie Dog Fly In

June 9, 2014

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
The Prairie Dog Fly In was held early Saturday at the McMahon-Wrinkle Air Park. Phillip Welch, seated inside the Cirrus SR 22 T, tours the cockpit while Bob Miller describes the new features of the aircraft. The Fly In is held each year, hosting area pilots.

June 7th

Lubbock PD: Guzman faces murder charge

June 7, 2014

The husband of a woman whose body was discovered in Big Spring Wednesday has been charged with her murder.

Lubbock Police Department officials said Friday they have charged Epifanio Jose “Joe” Guzman, 43, with murder in the death of Rachel Guzman, 41, of Lubbock.

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

Summer school begins

June 7, 2014

Some public school students will be heading back to the classroom Monday when Big Spring Independent School District commences its summer school schedule.

“Parents of students who need to attend summer school should have already received notification,” said George Bancroft, BSISD community relations coordinator. “If you have a question about whether your child needs to attend summer school, please contact the office of the campus where your student attended during the 2013-2014 school year.”

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

June 6th

State park hosts stargazing party Saturday

June 6, 2014

Big Spring State Park is having a party Saturday, and all the stars will be there — real stars, not the two-legged variety.

The park’s 22nd annual Stargazing Party, which is scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., offers area residents a chance to get a closer look at some of the celestial attractions which can be found in the night skies over West Texas.

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

Fly In set at airpark

June 6, 2014

The Big Spring Airport will have the welcome mat out for area aviators Saturday.

The airport’s annual Prairie Dog Fly In, which offers pilots from across West Texas the chance to visit the airport, tour the facilities and visit with each other, will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.

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

June 5th

Body found; believed to be missing Lubbock woman

June 5, 2014

A body discovered on Martin Luther Boulevard Wednesday is believed to be that of a Lubbock woman missing since late Friday.

Police have not confirmed the body’s identification, but family members told Lubbock TV station KCBD it is that of Rachel Guzman, 41, of Lubbock.

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

20th Relay set Friday for Friday

June 5, 2014

Solidarity is evident at many Big Spring businesses and its color is purple. Ribbons and bunting in the distinguishable color can be seen tied to doors and entrances around town. The color display is in honor of Relay for Life, which returns Friday to raise money for cancer research.

There are many changes in this year’s Relay For Life, but the goal remains the same: to raise money and awareness of the devastating disease.

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

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