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September 24th, 2014

Drug charges put 14 in jail

September 24, 2014

An early morning drug sweep by area law enforcement officers landed 14 people in jail Tuesday.

Big Spring Police Deparment officers, assisted by Howard County Sheriff’s Office deputies, executed several felony arrest warrants for drug violations that started at approximately 6 a.m.

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

Gunman threat shuts down HC’s San Angelo campus

September 24, 2014

SAN ANGELO — An emergency lockdown at the Howard College San Angelo campus was lifted late Tuesday afternoon following a lengthy manhunt by San Angelo Police for a man who allegedly shot at employees in a nearby business.

According to the San Angelo Standard-Times, Kenneth W. Acy, 26, of San Angelo was identified by police as the alleged shooter and was found hiding in vegetation in the area where the search began more than three hours earlier.

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

September 23rd

EDC officers elected

September 23, 2014

In a meeting that took little more than 15 minutes, the new Big Spring Economic Development board members got acquainted, elected officers and approved the long controversial agenda action item of policy and procedures.

Overall, the director and new board members seemed ready to take care of business and move forward.
Even the circumstance of not having a board president took little more than a suggestion from EDC Director Terry Wegman to get the ball rolling.

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

Despite rains, fire safety vital

September 23, 2014

Recent rainfall has helped to diminish the the threat of wildfires in the area but firefighter officials caution the public to stay diligent when it comes to fire safety.

“We are in the best shape we’ve been in probably the last 10 years right now for not having any wildfires, but when this dries out, we’ve got maybe 30 to 40 days and then it looks like this year we are going to hit a quick freeze,” said Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan. “After that freeze, all this high fuel is going to die. Anytime you burn, you need to be careful.”

September 22nd

Rains give huge boost to Lake Thomas

September 22, 2014

The silver lining behind all the dark clouds that have hovered over the area the past week is that water — lots and lots of water — is pouring into Colorado River Municipal Water District reservoirs.

Rainfall associated with the remnants of a Pacific hurricane dumped more than 10 inches of rain over parts of this area during the past week, and a lot of that precipitation is finding its way into Lake J.B. Thomas, the oldest and driest of CRMWD’s reservoirs.

September 20th

Four rescued in rain-swollen areas

September 20, 2014

VINCENT — A woman trapped on the roof of her vehicle was one of four people rescued in separate incidences Saturday in the rain-swollen north eastern area of Howard County.
The first call came in at 5:50 a.m. about a woman whose car was stuck in barrow ditch, trapped because of rapidly running water, according to a very wet and cold Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan. The woman said she had been trapped since about 5 a.m.

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September 18th

Plea draws 20-year sentence

September 18, 2014

A Big Spring man on trial for murder received the maximum sentence after accepting a plea deal to a lesser charge of manslaughter Wednesday morning.

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Body found on RR tracks

September 18, 2014

Police are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man whose body was found on railroad tracks Wednesday evening.

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September 16th

Energy boost sparks Howard College to offer safety courses

September 16, 2014

To meet the needs of the growing energy industry, Howard College now offers safety training courses for area workers and businesses.
“We have open enrollment and Chad (Averette, director or work force training) will also work with business to create specialized classes that might need a H2S (hydrogen sulfide gas) awareness class or lock out/tag out (electrical/mechanical safety use in the oil field) for their employees, said Kinsey Hanesn.

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Tickets still available for fair quilt

September 16, 2014

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