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November 18th, 2014

BSISD honors veterans with Jeans for Troops

November 18, 2014

Big Spring ISD honored Veterans Day and the men and women who have died defending our country by raising funds for military veterans and their families.

Last week, teachers took part in the 2014 “Jeans For Troops” fundraising drive benefiting the GI Go Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans returning home find employment, go to college, access their health care and financial benefits, and link to housing.

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

Thursday’s Empty Bowls to benefit local United Way

November 18, 2014

Empty Bowls VIII will be held from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dora Reberts Community Center.

The United Way fundraiser is sponsored by Big Spring Independent School District and Howard College art departments and H-E-B.

Tickets are $20 each and are available at the United Way office, 215 W. Third St.

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

November 17th

Council eyes renovation plan at spring

November 17, 2014

Big Spring City Council members are expected to approve the financing of a plan to renovate the town’s namesake when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

The council will consider increasing the city’s motel tax fund by slightly more than $22,000 to finance refurbishing the Big Spring at Comanche Trail Park.

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

Bearish oil market fuels gas price decline

November 17, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.89 a gallon.

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

November 15th

Tumbleweed signs CDs

November 15, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

Radio personality Tumbleweed Smith hands over a signed copy of his newest CD “Tumbleweed Smith's Top Picks” to Janell Davis Saturday morning at the Heritage Museum. This is Smith's 17th commercial release and features 28 of the the funniest and most intriguing interview subjects from his radio program, The Sound of Texas. Two of the tracks feature Big Spring stories. Some of the proceeds from the special CD signing went to supporting the museum.

Steers roll on

November 15, 2014

Big Spring High School’s Steers celebrate after defeating Gainsville 35-17 Friday in Aledo to claim a Class 4A Region I Bi-District title. Next Friday, Nov. 22, the Steers will take on longtime rival Andrews at 7 p.m. in Odessa’s Ratliff Stadium as they continue their push toward a state championship. For Friday’s game story, pick up a copy of the Herald.
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November 14th

Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame

November 14, 2014

Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame
There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

Burglary investigation: Armed, black male suspects sought by police

November 14, 2014

Big Spring police are investigating a pair of home burglaries which took place early Thursday.

The first burglary occurred in the 1200 block of W. Sixth Street. A female subject, preparing for work at approximately 3:50 a.m., went out to start her vehicle, a BSPD news release stated.

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

Man who allegedly shot neighbor jailed

November 14, 2014

Big Spring police have arrested a man they believe responsible for the Nov. 6 shooting of a Big Spring resident.

John M. Solis, 29, 1508A Sycamore, was jailed on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His arrest stems from an incident in which Solis is alleged to have shot his neighbor, Nathan Robinson, in the leg.

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

College Basketball Top 25: #12 Texas

November 14, 2014

VIDEO: College Basketball Top 25: #12 Texas
Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis breaks down why the Texas Longhorns ranked #12 headed into the college basketball season.

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