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March 20th, 2014

Officials urge citizens to go easy on water use

March 20, 2014

As warmer weather creeps slowly into the Crossroads area, Big Spring city officials reminds residents to think “conservation” when using water to help with dwindling supplies.

Currently, the city is on Stage 2 restrictions where it concerns water usage for area residents.

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

Come rain or shine, fishing tourney will be held

March 20, 2014

Neither rain, sleet or a sunny day will stop the Sixth Annual Trout Fishing Tournament this time.

“We are going to have the tourney this weekend. Even if it rains, sleets or it is sunny. Even if there is no one else out there, I’ll be there fishing,” quipped Ken McIntosh, event organizer.

The tournament will be held Saturday at Comanche Trail Lake.

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

March 18th

Indecency trial to end today

March 18, 2014

Punishment for a Big Spring man guilty of indecency with a child is expected to be assessed in 118th District Court today.

Reymundo Martinez, 50, faces up to 20 years in prison for the offense, which was first reported to police in August 2012.

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

Youth fishing tournament Saturday

March 18, 2014

The Sixth Annual Trout Fishing Contest for area youth is set to cast off this weekend at Comanche Trail Park Lake.

The contest will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dora Roberts Community Center. A number of door prizes will be given throughout the 3-1/2 hour tourney. Prizes will also be given in the categories of first fish caught, largest fish caught and most caught by 4 p.m.

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

March 17th

New York Based Cassatt String Quartet will perform its eighth annual mini-residency

March 17, 2014

New York based Cassatt String Quartet will perform its eighth annual mini-residency, “Cassatt in the Basin!”   Sunday, March 16 through Saturday, March 22. Tickets are $20 and free to observe. For more information contact Midland College or Jan Mayfield jmayfieldgmvla@gmail.com

Skywarn seminar Thursday

March 17, 2014

You too can be part of this area’s early warning system.

Residents can learn how to spot and report severe weather during a Skywarn class set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Big Spring City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

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

Gasoline prices continue climb

March 17, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has increased 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

March 15th

More renovations coming for city auditorium

March 15, 2014

In the next several months, the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium should complete its transformation from shuttered to sparkling.

Five years ago, the auditorium was closed to the public because of accessibility issues. Non-compliant restrooms, inadequate parking and inaccessible seating were just a few of the problems facing city officials at the time.

An initial round of renovations brought the auditorium back to life in 2012 and the Big Spring City Council Tuesday approved $1 million in further renovations to bring the building further up-to-date.

Chamber-sponsored health fair coming April 12

March 15, 2014

The 32nd Annual Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Health Fair is just around the corner.

The health fair will be held Saturday, April 12, on the Sonic Floor of the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The fair is open to the public from 8 a.m. until noon. This year’s theme is “Keep Calm & Get Your Health On.”

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

March 14th

Fire ‘suspicious,’ investigation ongoing

March 14, 2014

Suspicious.

That’s how Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray has described a Wednesday morning fire that destroyed two homes near the 1000 block of North Bell.

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

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