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May 22nd, 2015

Protest rally takes aim at high property valuations

May 22, 2015

When 81-year-old Rosa Lopez received the property appraisal on her home at 508 N. Father Delaney St., it was just one more piece of bad news in a string of setbacks.

Lopez was one of around 75 people by noon Thursday walking in a picket line in front of the Howard County Appraisal Office protesting a hike in property values across the county.

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

1 dead in Glasscock Co. wreck

May 22, 2015

A 44-year-old Orlando, Fla., man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover in Glasscock County.

According to a news release by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Alberto Gonzales Sosa was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Kay Machicek. The accident occurred on County Road 490 approximately 13 miles south of Stanton.

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

May 21st

Police: Suspect opened fire on SWAT team early Wednesday

May 21, 2015

No one was seriously injured in a shooting incident that occurred when local law enforcement officials attempted to arrest a suspect early Wednesday.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Big Spring Police Department/Howard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a BSPD narcotics search warrant at room 117 of the Scottish Inn, 1202 E. Third. The suspect John Manuel Solis, 29, is a convicted felon and was known to carry firearms and have gang affiliations, BSPD Lt. Brian Gordon stated in a news release.

Lozano overcomes speech impediment to fashion 44-year career in radio

May 21, 2015

Dreams do sometime come true, and Dago Lozano has been living his dream for 44 years now.

“Dago” Lozano was born in San Angelo in 1956, but moved to Big Spring with his parents four years later. He grew up in this area and attended the Big Spring schools.

Despite a speech impediment, his dream was to be in radio broadcasting.

“I always loved music, listening to it on the radio. I listened to the late Ray Gonzalez who hosted the Spanish program out of Lamesa. He hosted that show from 1947 through 1975,” Lozano said.

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

BSHS CFG Color Blast set for Friday evening

May 21, 2015

The color will be flying at Comanche Trail Park on Friday afternoon.

About 260 people have pre-registered for the Big Spring High School Student Council CFG Color Blast 5K Run/Walk.

“We are set for the Color Blast on Friday, rain or shine,” said Porsha Bryant, student council sponsor. “We are ready to get messy with color. Those who have pre-registered will check in at the Dora Roberts Community Center from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. We will be accepting entries race day, but your shirt may have to be mailed to you.”

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

May 20th

Man arrested after shooting incident

May 20, 2015

No one was seriously injured in a shooting incident that occurred when local law enforcement officials attempted to arrest a suspect early today.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. today, the Big Spring Police Department/Howard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a BSPD narcotics search warrant at room 117 of the Scottish Inn, 1202 E. Third. The suspect John Manuel Solis, 29, is a convicted felon and was known to carry firearms and have gang affiliations, BSPD Lt. Brian Gordon stated in a news release.

Pops in the Park prep in full swing

May 20, 2015

Here is a tongue twister : Preperations for Pops in the Park are in progress.

The annual Pops in the Park is scheduled for Friday, July 3. People are bustling around, getting everything together for one of the busiest and biggest community get-togethers of the year.

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

Trustees to consider I-27 resolution

May 20, 2015

Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School district will welcome back a familiar face to the board, honor the memory of a long-time employee and consider joining with other area entities in supporting a resolution to promote a feasibility study on a second interstate roadway through Big Spring when they meet Thursday evening.

Now the May 9 election is over, trustees will take care of some in-house duties, which includes the swearing-in of Maria V. Padilla as the District 2 representative, and Tony Kennedy, who will serve another term in the District 4 seat.

May 19th

Why are tax valuations so high?

May 19, 2015

Many people are understandably upset about higher valuations they’ve received on their property. The question is: Who should they be upset at?

A lot of taxpayer anger has been thrown at taxing entities and the appraisal district since the latest round of valuations were mailed to area residents. However, officials with those agencies say the hard feelings aren’t altogether deserved.

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

Gas prices continue slow climb

May 19, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49 a gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71 a gallon, says gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Texas during the past week, prices were 94.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 23.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

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