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July 21st, 2014

Cactus and Crude makes trek through Big Spring

July 21, 2014

Cactus and Crude cyclists make their way through Big Spring Saturday to complete the first leg of the 150-mile route. They ended their 75.1 mile trek at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf and continued on their way to Post Sunday. The annual event raises money for multiple sclerosis research. The cyclists began their journey from the North Financial Building in Midland.
HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin

Emergency crews help make movie come to life

July 21, 2014

Big Spring Fire Department and Air Evac hosted a special event for the premiere of the new animated film, "Planes — Search and Rescue" on Sunday.
Since the film deals with themes such as protecting people and fighting fires, the local emergency services came together to bring it to life.

See a copy of the Herald for the rest of the article.

July 19th

Elderly assault victim remains in serious condition

July 19, 2014

An elderly Big Spring woman remains in serious but stable condition in an Odessa hospital after she was robbed, sexually assaulted, stabbed and left for dead on the side of a road early Thursday.

Big Spring police and Texas Rangers are looking for the suspect, described only as a 5-foot, 7-inch to 6-foot Hispanic male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt at the time.

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

Authorities searching for robbery suspect

July 19, 2014

Big Spring police are asking for citizens’ help in apprehending an armed robbery suspect.

Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said officers are searching for man who allegedly robbed clerks at the Fast Stop convenience store at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.

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

July 18th

Woman left for dead; suspect sought

July 18, 2014

An elderly Big Spring woman was robbed, sexually assaulted, stabbed and left for dead on the side of a road early Thursday morning.

Big Spring police and Texas Rangers are looking for the suspect, described only as a 5-foot, 7-inch to 6-foot Hispanic male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt at the time.

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

BSISD trustees set tax rate for proposed budget

July 18, 2014

Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District set the tax rate at $1.4495 per $100 valuation Thursday night, keeping the rate relatively the same as last year.

That rate — which will not be formally adopted until August — breaks down to $1.1195 per $100 property valuation for maintenance and operation and 33 cents for debt service. A public hearing on the tax rate will be held in conjunction with the board’s regular August meeting on the 14th. Formal adoption of both the budget and tax rate will be held later that month on the 24th.

July 17th

Breaking News

July 17, 2014

Big Spring Police are searching for an Hispanic male who allegedly sexually assaulted an elderly female, stabbing her and leaving her on the side of a roadway early this morning in Howard County.

Video: Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

July 17, 2014

Video: Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

Forsan ISD: Safe rooms are back in

July 17, 2014

FORSAN — Safe rooms will be included in each of the classrooms of the new Forsan elementary campus as trustees for the Forsan Independent School District were able to find funds to add the rooms back into the project design.

“The safe rooms will be cinderblock rooms with a concrete lid on each one,” said FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson. “They are designed to help us whether we have active shooter drills or a tornado. We will have safe spots throughout the building to help protect the kids and staff.”

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

Commission: Reliever route a priority

July 17, 2014

The Texas Transportation Commission released a statement Wednesday identifying the U.S. 87 Big Spring bypass one of the priority projects in West Texas.

The statement identifies the U.S. 87 Big Spring Bypass in Howard County and the Lamesa Southern Cross Connector from SH 349 to U.S. 87 in Dawson County as “projects, which are located on the Ports to Plains Corridor, will address downtown congestion and improve mobility.”

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

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