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January 26th, 2015

Police probe Friday shooting

January 26, 2015

Big Spring police are investigating a Friday night shooting that left a local teenager in serious condition.

Police responded to 1606 Kentucky at about 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to a shooting, a BSPD news release stated.

The initial report from the victim, prior to her transfer to Lubbock, indicated that she accidentally shot herself while handling a handgun.

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

January 24th

Commissioners to hear plan to rename stretch of I-20

January 24, 2015

Howard County commissioners will hear from an area law enforcement official who wants to rename a stretch of Interstate 20 after two fallen state troopers when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the county courthouse’s third floor courtroom.

Charles Hall, a constable from Midland, is garnering support to rename a portion of I-20 east of Salem Road after former Department of Public Safety Troopers Troy Hogue and Jimmy Parks, Big Spring residents who were killed in the line of duty.

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

Chamber banquet Tuesday

January 24, 2015

The suspense is gathering as the recipients of the Big Spring Man and Woman of the Year will be revealed Tuesday night at the annual Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet.

“We are so excited to announce the names of the Man and Woman of the Year recipients,” said Debbye ValVerde, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Our nomination committee thoughtfully and carefully weighed the acts of work each of the nominees have given throughout the years. All the nominees deserve recognition for the countless hours and contributions they have given to our community."

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January 24, 2015

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January 23rd

College dedicates SimDental Center

January 23, 2015

Howard College officials will have a formal ribbon cutting to dedicate the new F. Marie Hall SimDental Center on Monday at 10:30am.

The ceremony will be held at the SimDental Center on the first floor of the Horace Garrett Center on the campus of Howard College.

“We are so excited about the simulation center and what this will mean for the future of our dental hygiene program,” said Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President of Howard College. “And we are so grateful to Marie Hall for her vision and development of the center.”

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

Property tax deadline Feb. 2

January 23, 2015

If you’ve been putting off paying your property tax bills until the last minute, fair warning — the last minute is almost here.

Homeowners have until Feb. 2 (Jan. 31, the traditional deadline, falls on a Saturday) to pay their tax bills without penalties or interest, said Diane Carter, Howard County tax assessor/collector.

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

January 22nd

Residents escape injury in fire

January 22, 2015

A short in an electrical blanket was the cause of fire in the 700 block of North Moss Creek Road Wednesday afternoon.

According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, the department received a call of a structure fire around 2:30 p.m.

“Upon arrival, we found a mattress was on fire in one of the bedrooms,” Sullivan said. “We quickly knocked down the fire on the mattress and dragged it outside."

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

January 21st

Wintry weather on the way

January 21, 2015

The National Weather Service warns that a cold front is expected to bring rain and snow to the area starting tonight.

Colder weather has returned to the area behind a cold front that moved through earlier today, a NWS new release stated. Rain is expected to develop during the afternoon Wednesday with highs in the 40s and 50s.

Colder air will move in tonight and rain is expected to change to snow across Snorthern parts of the Permian Basin. The rain/snow line will gradually move southeast Thursday.

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

BSHS’ Morelion fifth in UIL state congress meet

January 21, 2015

Big Spring High School junior Ethan Morelion placed fifth at the Second University Interscholastic League Congressional Debate State Tournament held in Austin Jan. 13-14.

Morelion outlasted 51 other qualifiers to earn the distinction.

“I am really proud of Ethan’s accomplishment,” BSHS coach Jennifer Adams said. “Along with two other Big Spring students, he made the final round last year and he worked hard all year with the goal of placing.”

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

State EDC chief: Home is where the wealth is

January 21, 2015

Creating new wealth in the community begins on the local level.

That was part of the message from Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), who spoke at the Big Spring Economic Development board of directors meeting Tuesday night.

“It’s really a local endeavor and Big Spring has to take care of itself,” Schwab said. “The corporation here has the board and resources to do it. The state level involvement is going to change when the politicians change. You (Big Spring) just need to keep doing what you are doing.”

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