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March 13th, 2014

Halfmann won't seek recount

March 13, 2014

There won’t be a recount in the Coahoma justice of the peace election.

JP Linda Halfmann said she would not challenge the results of the March 4 Republican primary, which saw her finish third in a five-candidate race for the Precinct 2 justice nomination and miss a runoff election by a single vote.

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

March 12th

Fire destroys three structures, no injuries reported

March 12, 2014

orning made extinguishing a residential fire doubly difficult for firefighters and caused extensive damage to two occupied homes.

The fire also placed nearby residents in peril for a period of time; however, there were no injuries to civilians or responders.

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

Private EMS group to aid city with routine transports

March 12, 2014

Big Spring’s Emergency Medical Service is farming out some of its workload.

City council members Tuesday unanimously accepted a proposal from Guardian EMS of Abilene to assume non-emergency ambulance service for Big Spring.

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

March 11th

Rash of dumpster fires nusiance for local firefighters

March 11, 2014

The Big Spring Fire Department, in conjunction with the Big Spring Police Department, is investigating a series of dumpster fires that occurred Monday in the southwest part of the city.

According to Fire Marshall Carl Condray, at least five fires were set in both roll out and metal dumpsters in the Coronado Addition in the early morning hours Monday.

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

City posts restricted water use notice

March 11, 2014

Following is an announcement released by the city of Big Spring Tuesday morning:

In order for the City of Big Spring to perform essential upgrades to the Water Treatment Plant we will perform a 36-hour shut down on water treatment services. To ensure that there is sufficient water for basic living necessities the City Manager will temporarily ban all non-essential water uses beginning Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9 p.m.

March 10th

Atmos rate hike on council agenda

March 10, 2014

fter months of negotiations, Big Spring city officials are poised to approve a modified rate increase by Atmos Energy.

Big Spring City Council will consider approval of the rate increase when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth.

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

Gasoline prices up slightly

March 10, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47 a gallon.

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

March 8th

Rattlesnake Roundup headed this way

March 8, 2014

The 50th annual Rattlesnake Roundup will be slithering its way back into the Howard County Fair Barns later this month and also making a return is well-known snake handler Jackie Bibby.
“The weather is going to be nice next week so hopefully we will have a bunch of snakes,” said Dennis Burns, event coordinator.

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

Runoff recount? Possibly

March 8, 2014

As of now, there will be no recount of votes in the Coahoma justice of the peace election, but that may change in the coming days.
In the tightest of the locally-contested race in Tuesday's primary election, one vote made Linda Halfmann the odd woman out in the race to name the Republican nominees for the Precinct 2 justice of the peace. Connie Shaw and Phillip Reid earned spots in the May 27 runoff by garnering 216 and 130 votes, respectively, while Halfmann was third with 129 votes.

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

March 7th

With federal aid, BSPD puts bad boys behind bars

March 7, 2014

Utilizing federal resources, the Big Spring Police Department has successfully investigated a number of high-profile cases, to include the sales of narcotics, firearms violations and child pornography cases over the past two years.

From January 2012 to the present, BSPD has worked with federal agencies, Homeland Security out of San Angelo and ATF out of Lubbock, to provide services to the citizens of Big Spring.

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

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