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July 23rd, 2014

Law enforcement task force formed with area counties

July 23, 2014

Law enforcement agencies in Big Spring and the surrounding area will be able to give each other more of a helping hand, thanks to agreements approved by the local city council Tuesday.

The council approved the formation of Mutual Aid Law Enforcement Task Forces between the Big Spring Police Department and Howard, Sterling and Glasscock counties.

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

July 22nd

UT video at Big 12 Media Day

July 22, 2014

UT video at Big 12 Media Day

Farmer’s Market called a success

July 22, 2014

ELBOW COMMUNTY — It might be understating it a little to say there was some interest in last weekend’s Elbow Creek Hay and Feed Farmer’s Market.

“We had people here at 8 a.m. (The market was scheduled to open at 10 a.m.),” said Nancy Raney, store owner of Elbow Creek Hay and Feed. “It’s incredible. It’s been great and a huge success. We have to do it again, for sure.”

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

Male suspect fleeing from PD captured

July 22, 2014

A man was in police custody this morning after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase beginning on Interstate 20 early today.

Forty-six-year-old Jesse Rodriguez Lopez is being held on charges of evading police in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and parole violation.

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

July 21st

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.

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