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June 12th, 2014

Local man arrested in robbery

June 12, 2014

Big Spring police have made an arrest in the Big A Shaved Ice robbery.

Heriberto Medina-Torres, 21, of Big Spring, was charged with aggravated robbery, a first degree felony, for his alleged role in the incident.

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

June 11th

VA: Staffing shortage forces long wait times

June 11, 2014

West Texas VA Healthcare System officials believe the major reason for long wait times at its facilities is a serious staffing shortage and promise to take aggressive steps to remedy the situation.

Michael Kiefer, WTVAHS director, addressed the media in the wake of a report showing the system, headquartered in Big Spring, fared poorly in an audit which studied a variety of factors, including how long new and established patients had to wait for appointments.

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

Legends and Legacies is Friday

June 11, 2014

Heritage Museum officials hope you — and they — have a lucky Friday the 13th.

The financially troubled museum will hold its annual Legends and Legacies Casino Night this Friday, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the museum.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a meal, drinks and $2,000 in “fun money” for use at one of the casino games offered.

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

June 10th

Further review set for Big Spring VA

June 10, 2014

The West Texas VA Health Care System, headquartered in Big Spring, will receive further review as the result of an audit of all Veterans Health Administration facilities.

The audit, which studied various factors, including patient wait times for a variety of medical and mental health services at VA hospitals, concluded that Big Spring was among the VA facilities in need of further review.

Armed robbery draws scrutiny of local police

June 10, 2014

Big Spring police are investigating an armed robbery that took place shortly after 6 a.m.Monday.

Officers were called to Big A Shaved Ice at 1811 Gregg in reference to an aggravated robby. They discovered two employes at the business. One was outside smoking; the other was inside.

Witnesses said a male subject, black or Hispanic, came in the door armed with a handgun.

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

June 9th

Inmate sentenced; Castaneda to report June 20

June 9, 2014

ABILENE, Texas — A former correctional cfficer at Big Spring Correctional Center, Matthew Castaneda, 24, and an inmate, Ferdinand Trinidad, 45, have been sentenced for offenses related to contraband smuggling.

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Herald.

Prairie Dog Fly In

June 9, 2014

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
The Prairie Dog Fly In was held early Saturday at the McMahon-Wrinkle Air Park. Phillip Welch, seated inside the Cirrus SR 22 T, tours the cockpit while Bob Miller describes the new features of the aircraft. The Fly In is held each year, hosting area pilots.

June 7th

Lubbock PD: Guzman faces murder charge

June 7, 2014

The husband of a woman whose body was discovered in Big Spring Wednesday has been charged with her murder.

Lubbock Police Department officials said Friday they have charged Epifanio Jose “Joe” Guzman, 43, with murder in the death of Rachel Guzman, 41, of Lubbock.

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

Summer school begins

June 7, 2014

Some public school students will be heading back to the classroom Monday when Big Spring Independent School District commences its summer school schedule.

“Parents of students who need to attend summer school should have already received notification,” said George Bancroft, BSISD community relations coordinator. “If you have a question about whether your child needs to attend summer school, please contact the office of the campus where your student attended during the 2013-2014 school year.”

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

June 6th

State park hosts stargazing party Saturday

June 6, 2014

Big Spring State Park is having a party Saturday, and all the stars will be there — real stars, not the two-legged variety.

The park’s 22nd annual Stargazing Party, which is scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., offers area residents a chance to get a closer look at some of the celestial attractions which can be found in the night skies over West Texas.

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

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