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November 24th, 2014

Joyful Season draws hundreds

November 24, 2014

Vendor Vicki Davis, left, of Clyde speaks with Kim Janshen who looks over some of the jewelry Davis brought. The Hardware Store & Courtyard located downtown was filled with shoppers looking for the perfect gift or a good deal Saturday during a Joyful Season. The event drew vendors from around the area.

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

SMMC to provide insurance information

November 24, 2014

The second enrollment wave for affordable health insurance available on the Health Insurance Marketplace is underway and for those having trouble understanding the ins and outs, Scenic Mountain Medical Center wants to help.
At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, SMMC will hold an information session at North Side Community Center.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

November 22nd

CRMWD outlook rosier than in past years

November 22, 2014

Wetter weather and increased capability have Colorado River Municipal Water District officials feeling a lot more confident about supplying their customer cities compared to this time last year.

CRMWD invited representatives from its member and customer cities to a recent board meeting to receive an update on the water district’s operations and capabilities.

The update was upbeat.

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

Operation Christmas Child donation deadline Sunday

November 22, 2014

Donations for Operation Christmas Child continue to flow in but the deadline to send a gift-laden shoe box to children across the world is quickly approaching.

“(Donations) are pouring in right now,” said Allan Johnson of Allan’s Furniture, the local collection point for Operation Christmas Child located at 202 Scurry. “We are right at 700 boxes now and our big donations haven’t come in. We have several churches that bring in 500 boxes or more, so I think we are going to bust our 2,000 donations from last year.”

November 21st

Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal

November 21, 2014

VIDEO: Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal
Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.

3 arrested for Midland murder

November 21, 2014

Three men have been booked into the Howard County Detention Center on murder charges stemming from a shooting in Midland earlier this month.

The three — 24-year-old Tysone Demetrius Barker, 23-year-old Michael Anthony Gomez and 21-year-old Cruz Gutierrez — are each being held on $1 million bond.

The three Big Spring residents now face murder charges in connection with the Nov. 10 homicide of 27-year-old Humberto Joshua Ramos.

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

Renovation of Third, Fourth streets nearing completion

November 21, 2014

A major road renovation project in Big Spring is nearing completion.

Except for a few finishing details, work crews have finished resurfacing stretches of West Third and West Fourth, formally known as Business Interstate 20, Texas Department of Transportation officials confirmed.

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

November 20th

Finances tight; SA continues to provide services

November 20, 2014

Although the homeless shelter still remains closed, the Big Spring Salvation Army continues to find sanctuary for people when the need arises.

Finances, employee and building maintenance issues all contributed to the decision to close the shelter a year ago, said Capt. Jeremiah Romack of the Big Spring Salvation Army, but officials are still helping people find shelter on a case by case basis.

“We are still finding shelter for people but in a non-traditional means,” Romack said.

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

Big Spring history book on sale at local museum

November 20, 2014

The Heritage Museum is taking pre-orders for a new historical book providing a comprehensive record of the city of Big Spring.

“This book is going to the perfect Christmas or birthday present for all those avid historical fans,” said Tammy Schrecengost, Heritage Museum curator. “Ms. Hubbard has been very meticulous in recording the history of Big Spring. It’s full of Big Spring history, newspaper clippings, old ads, photographs of the Big Spring State Hospital Campus Revue and just too much to list.”

November 19th

Rezoning requests for two apartments get OK, third doesn’t

November 19, 2014

Developers wishing to build apartment complexes went two-for-three at Tuesday’s Big Spring City Council meeting.

The council approved two rezoning requests to allow the construction of apartment complexes, but turned down a third application because of significant opposition from residents in the area.

The failed rezoning bid would have resulted in a 32-unit apartment building on a square block bordered by Father Delaney, Douglas, Aylesford and Seventh streets in north Big Spring. The long-abandoned Kate Morrison elementary school building currently sits at the site.

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